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Anderson Studios

Fox Island, Washington. Artist: Arvid Anderson
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Arvid Anderson works from his studio on Fox Island in the scenic Gig Harbor area of Puget Sound. Arvid works in multi media, including sculpture and monotypes. He considers himself an experimentalist and uses various methods and materials in his monotypes to create each unique image. He favors strong colors and landscapes influenced by the marine atmosphere of Western Washington and the dry scapes of Eastern Washington. His wooden masks and sculptures incorporate natural materials with themes indigenous to the Northwest. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound and a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University. After a 35 year career as a trial attorney and senior partner in a local law firm he retired to pursue his career as an artist. Arvid has won numerous awards for his sculpture and unique monotypes.  The National Print Exhibition at Pacific Lutheran University featured Arvid's work as being among the avante garde of print makers across the nation. He was recently selected as a juror for the Western Washington Fine Arts Fair.   He is active in the Peninsula Art League and is a member of the Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour group of commercial artists and Seattle Print Arts association. Arvid currently shows his work at Gallery Row Fine Art Gallery in Gig Harbor and at Bluewater Artworks Fine Art Gallery in downtown Poulsbo. During the winter months Arvid works from his studio in Arizona and shows his work at The Village Art Gallery in historic downtown Yuma.


Current events:  Arvid has a standing show at Valhalla Coffee, 3918  6th Ave., Tacoma, WA.




Artist's statement: My objective is to concentrate on design and balance enhanced by color.




A monotype is an unique original work of art created through a combination of painting and printing techniques. The one-of-a-kind image is developed on an unaltered flat plate using oil or water based media and transferred by hand or by a press onto another surface, usually paper. The single image produced is the monotype and is sometimes referred to as a monoprint.  See a demonstration by clicking on" Gallery" and "Creating a Monotype" at the upper left of this page.
Gyo (fish) taku (print) is Japanese for fish print. The actual fish is inked and printed on paper or cloth. This is a beautiful way to record and preserve the fisherman's catch.

Anderson Studios
Arvid Anderson, Artist
Phone number: 253-549-5743
Fox Island, WA 98333