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Local Artists and Authors

Lakewold’s Garden Shop is pleased to provide opportunities for local artists and authors to showcase their work.  For more information about our featured artists, or if you are interested in consigning your artwork at Lakewold Gardens, please contact Visitors Services at 253-584-4106 ext 100 or

Current Authors:                                 
American Lake Vignettes, by Nancy Covert
Walking Washington Gardens, by Angie Narus
Legendary Locals  of Lakewood, by Donald Olson
The Pacific Northwest Garden Tours, by Steve Dunkelberger and Walter Near

Current Artists:

Nana Thebus

Bellingham artist Nana Thebus is influenced by folk-art, the natural world and artistic endeavors of diverse cultural traditions, Nana employs her background in anthropology, theater and Jungian psychology in her artwork.  Her work continually explores the mixing of media, style and ideology, creating surprising and dynamic juxtapositions.

JoAnn Hayden
JoAnn Hayden has been painting since a young woman, when she began taking occasional painting classes. She has had no formal art education, but comes from a family and heritage of artists.  She has been a Tacoma resident since 1968. The past few years she has begun working in watercolors, taking classes locally. Her works is in a wide variety of subjects but she prefers subjects related to nature (i.e. landscapes). Many are the result of her photography taken during her travels and activities. 


Roy and Stephany Lane, Ornamental Woods

A father and daughter team, Roy and Stephany create unique and extraordinary art using wood that is only from the North West and burned designs that are done freehand. The wood that is used is wood that was cut down for personal or safety reasons. Roy is a man who likes to turn wood. He has been woodturning since 1997 and plans on continuing until the day he can no longer hold a tool. Stephany enjoys being creative and has been burning wood (pyrography) since 2002. Knowing that others enjoy what she does motivates her to want to create more.

Pat Yager

Painting watercolor florals is tops in Pat Yager's current list of interests. Initially painting in oils, the challenge of somewhat controlling the swirling pigments as they explode and intermingle with water led her to concentrate on water media exclusively.  An avid gardener, fresh "live" subjects in her Tacoma garden inspire her and are always at hand to recreate on paper.  Continually learning as new products and tools emerge on the art scene, Pat incorporates new ideas with solid technique and seeks to give the viewer a genuine sense of tranquility in her paintings. Her work is in collections in Britain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Canada, and the U.S.

Rosemarie Bleich

Rosemarie Bleich is a lifelong resident of the Puget Sound area. After retirement from a job at a local health care system a love of garden photography brought her to Lakewold Gardens and the opportunity to offer the customers of their Garden Shop some of her work in the form of greeting cards.

Amy Brown, Fantasy Art

I started painting Faeries in 1992. I'd always been interested in them, but had never considered them to be a career option, until one day when I was not quite twenty-one and working in a small art gallery. My boss asked me to paint something to fill an empty frame that had been sitting around. I asked her what I should paint and she said "I don't know, paint a Faery or something." So I did.


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Lakewold Gardens
12317 Gravelly Lk Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Fax 253.584.3021
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 39780
Lakewood, WA 98496