I met this artist on Sunday at the swing band concert. I thought he was a different artist from a distance. There is this guy I'd see every once in a while near Pike's painting the oddest scenes. The painting were quite stunning in a simple sort of way. This artist is not him but he actually knows the guy I was thinking he was. Damn, what a small world.
Matt Bazemore (the artist above) is a painter from the Ballard area of Seattle. If you look at his website many of his pictures are of Ballard. Matt work is fantastic, I love his use of bright colors. He really brings Ballard to life in a unique way. Go to mattbazemore.com and see his work, you will definitely be impressed. My favorite painting is the coffee on the side of the 5 Spot cafe.