Jill Bliss

Animal Habitat Artwork : Anima – Blue Moon Farm & Barn (Waldron Island)

11″ x 17″ ink, pencil & paint on paper. 2016.

My Anima series explores the shape and form of nature in the Pacific Northwest. This original mixed media artwork on heavy watercolor paper showcases this heritage barn, located on Waldron island in the San Juans. This special island is where I lived my first year in this archipelago: off the grid, without ferry service, and no deer (so no deer fencing necessary)!

Blue Moon Produce, the farm that utilizes this barn, has been growing a full range of vegetables, herbs, garlic, berries, and cut flowers since 1999 using no chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Their products are distributed solely in the San Juan Islands, and can be found at the San Juan Island Farmers’ Market, the San Juan Island Food Co-op, at many local restaurants, and through a weekly CSA program.

This original artwork was commissioned by the San Juan Ag Summit.