Mountlake Terrace painter showcased as part of Women Painters of Washington show

The_Peace_of_Wild_Things by Kim Caldwell
The Peace of Wild Things by Kim Caldwell

Mountlake Terrace resident Kim Caldwell is one of the artists showcased in the Women Painters of Washington show “Painting Poetry” running through the end of the year in downtown Seattle.

Over thirty-five members of Women Painters of Washington will show their work inspired by poems, sonnets, limericks, and lyrics from a multitude of genres and authors, including some original poetry written by the artists themselves.

Caldwell will show a piece inspired by the poem “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry.

“I heard this poem many years ago being quoted by an actor on a television show,” Caldwell said. “I was struck by the last line ‘For a time, I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.’ I searched it out and have it tacked to the wall of my studio. ‘Painting Poetry’ is a great description of how I feel when wielding my paint filled brush in bold strokes upon my canvas. When completed, I too, rest in grace.”

You can see both on canvas and paper by some of the finest women artists in Washington State in “Painting Poetry” showing at the Women Painters of Washington Gallery located in the Columbia Center Building. There will be an artist reception on Oct. 1 from 4-6 p.m. directly before the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk.More information can be found at

Women Painters of Washington Gallery is located in the Columbia Center Building at 701 5th Ave., Suite 310, Seattle.

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