Seattle might be notorious for niche coffee shops and scenic waterways, but locals know it's also home to an array of people who love to create. This city is chock-full of artists who we love to feature weekly on Seattle Refined! If you have a local artist in mind that you would like to see featured, let us know at email@example.com. And if you're wondering just what constitutes art, that's the beauty of it; it's up to you! See all of our past Artists of the Week in our dedicated section.
Seattle Refined: How long have you been creating? What mediums do you work with?
Candice Gartzke: I have been making art since my mom put a crayon in my hand when I was a baby. When I went to Skyline High School, there was a creative writing class that had children's storybooks as an assignment, and I got over 100 percent on it. From there, I knew children's storybook writing was for me and something I wanted to pursue in life. For my children's fairytale book illustrations, I make them in watercolor, ink, and gouache.