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Picture this: Shelter Bay man links 1970s art with artist

 

December 30, 2020

MOTION PICTURE – This painting of Mount Shuksan and Picture Lake by Darrington artist Sharon London Marcantel had moved around the Puget Sound area before Shelter Bay resident Danny Hagen came across it 10 years ago in Bellingham. Marcantel painted it in the 1970s, early in her career, and swapped it for a freezer full of beef. She has offered to redo the frame and clean the painting’s surface. – Photo courtesy of Danny Hagen

For more than a decade, wherever he moved, Danny Hagen could not bear to part with the beautiful eight square foot framed painting of Mount Shuksan and Picture Lake that he picked up by chance while on a job in Bellingham.

He knew the painting’s setting and appreciated its artistry. He just did not have a clear picture of its backstory.

Until now.

Hagen, a Shelter Bay resident who is an appraiser with the Skagit County Assessor’s Office, took to social media last week with a blanket request for information related to the painting, hoping to solve its lingering mysteries and looking f...



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