Ned Mueller has been drawing and painting all of his life. He graduated from the prestigious Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles where he also taught drawing while still a student. His love for life and art is reflected in his superb paintings of a wide range of subjects and done in several mediums.
Ned worked as an illustrator for 25 years, and has worked as a successful full time artist since 1984.
He has written several articles on painting for the Artists Magazine, is called upon to jury shows, and is a popular and enthusiastic workshop teacher around the country and abroad. He is currently working on a book about his work.
Ned is a signature member of The Plein Air Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, The California Art Club, The Northwest Watercolor Society, Northwest Pastel Society (Distinguished Pastelist), Northwest Rendezous Society, Laguna Plein Air Painters , Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters and the American Society of Marine Artists. He has been designated a Master Signature Artist by the Oil Painters of America. He exhibits his work in some of the finest shows and galleries in the country and has won numerous awards.
Johnny Walker is an independent photo-journalist, commercial photographer and owner of AC Frame & Fine Arts in Kingston, WA. Johnny advocates for visual literacy interlaced with story telling, emphasizing geographic and historical context to artworks in ways that promote lasting relevance. After many years in global business, public service, retail entrepreneurship, and community involvement, he passionately promotes the value of small communities and neighborhoods.