The Lobby Gallery At The Bishop Victorian
Artist Charlie Glassie can often be found in the summertime quietly sitting outside at Point Hudson Marina surrounded by scores of water color paintings. Charlie is a resident of Tacoma, Washington---but prefers to spend his summers with paintbrush in hand---on the beach in Port Townsend. His favorite subjects for paintings are nautical images of fishing boats, harbors, lighthouses and the like.
“Some of my paintings come from pictures; some from actual landscapes and scenery, and some of them come straight out of my own imagination.” Said Charlie.
As a youth, he spent many an hour working on the local boats as a deck hand or otherwise. Eventually, Mr. Glassie turned his career goals toward the field as an architect, but was always enamored with the process of making art. Today, he is a self-taught watercolorist who is quite prolific. He welcomes the chance to sit down with a person and get to know them a bit while he paints. Charlie has many maritime stories to share and has a fondness for Foss Tugboats. He displays his watercolor paintings each June in the Bishop Victorian Hotel Lobby. Stop by and say “Hello!”