About Our Store
With the opening of Colors of Sequim, the thriving art community on the Olympic Peninsula finally has their own place to buy fine art materials. This 2,000 square foot store in the heart of downtown Sequim carries some of the most sought after lines in art materials such as Daniel Smith, M. Graham and Golden Acrylics as well as high quality, but moderately priced, lines for the student or beginning artist.
Whatever your passion, be it paints, pastels, colored pencils, markers, calligraphy, origami, or polymer clay, Colors of Sequim is the place to find the materials, tools and surfaces to bring your imagination to life. We also carry books and DVDs to inspire and instruct artists of all skill levels. There is even a children's area where the youngest artists can create a masterpiece while the grownups shop! An inviting lounge offers artists a place to enjoy coffee and a cookie, gather to exchange ideas, or perhaps to meet before attending one of the many art classes, workshops or demonstrations held in our in-store classroom area, which can be rented by those interested in teaching opportunities.
Owner Eileen Cummings wants you to know that this is your store and she welcomes your suggestions about what items you would like to see in inventory, as well as what classes you would you like Colors of Sequim to host. Whether you're already in Sequim or making a little journey from Port Angeles, Port Townsend, or Forks, we are happy to be your local, community-based source for any art supplies. So stop by to shop, sign up for a class or just to meet Eileen - you are always welcome at Colors of Sequim!
Featured Artist : April
Walt Disney and John James Audubon were my childhood heroes. I don’t know if it was a coincidence that they are both artists. I lived on the Atlantic coast where I wandered the woods, fields and marshes with our collie dog. I was fascinated with the wild creatures living there and tried to learn their habits. I guess one of my ways to gain greater understanding of them was to sketch them and eventually paint them in watercolor. I was hoping to get the “spark” of life into these pictures which might be the only thing that a painting might do better than a photograph. (Although some fine photos also come alive)
I went from watercolor to pastel to acrylic to oil. Each has their own advantages. Now I live on the opposite side of the country where I still wander the countryside looking for the beautiful, dramatic or unusual to photograph, sketch and paint into a snapshot of life.
I have memories that are revisited when jogged into recall by some scene or activity that I stumble upon in my wanderings. My hope is that the paintings I do reconnect people with fond remembrances of their pasts, or dreams of some new place to see in the future. Here’s to life eternal.
First Friday Special Guest
Storied Western author and artist Buc Keene will be selling and signing his books this First Friday, at Colors of Sequim. Stop by to see his work and say howdy to the man himself!
Sally Franz stops by to discuss Colors of Sequim with our owner, Eileen Cummings.
LOCATION139 West Washington St.
Sequim, WA 98382
ph: (360) 797-1772
HOURSMonday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:30pm