Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In Memory of Diane Louise Sewell

My wonderful, sweet, wife of 30 years, 
mother, companion, friend
and the first love of my life, 
Diane Louise Sewell
passed away last Saturday July 14, 2018 
She was a young 63.
She will be missed by many!
We love you Diane and always will.


On Saturday, July 14, after a short battle with stomach cancer diagnosed in early June, Diane Sewell went to be with her Lord, Savior, and friend Jesus. She leaves her loving husband, Andy, their two sons, William and Josh, and joins their premature born twin daughters Andrea (lived 54 days) and Christine (lived 20 min.), already in Heaven. She leaves her brother, David E. Kallstrom of Vancouver, WA and his daughter Jenny Rizzo, and her sister-in-law, Lani Kallstrom, with her sons, Michael and Jesse, in Snohomish, WA. She also leaves her brother- and sister-in-law, Nick and Tammy Sewell, their daughters, Danielle and Jacqueline, of Pullman, WA, and a host of loving friends. 

Diane was a loving wife, mother, friend, and teacher. She was a kid at heart and especially loved children! One of her great joys was teaching children of all ages. Diane was a Proverbs 31 woman, a hard worker, tenacious, and determined, who always had a kind word for those she met and a great desire to see all come to know the healing and love of Jesus. She loved her church family at Living Faith Fellowship (LFF) of Pullman, where she met Andy.  

The Joy of the Lord was her strength. She was such a loving, accepting, joyful, and positive person, always seeing the cup half full. She had a way of complimenting and encouraging everyone she knew and met, always seeing the good in people. She made others feel loved and accepted with her sweet and unthreateningly kind ways. 

Diane was a very supportive wife to her husband and mother to her boys, always believing in them. Diane was unfailingly encouraging to her husband Andy in his artistic business endeavors and dreams. She traveled with Andy and the family all over the west and northwest to Andy's art shows. She loved meeting all the people that came across their paths at the different venues. Andy shares that he was so blessed at how many people he would meet and become friends with because of Diane's very friendly and extroverted personality. She was never afraid to meet and compliment a stranger and make a new friend. 

Diane was currently enrolled in Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM)  in Redding, California. She was looking forward to attending BSSM this fall, and planned to take ministry training classes to grow more in her relationship with Jesus. She was excited to meet many more people who love and are passionate for God and getting out the truth of how good He is. She was an evangelist at heart.  

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 1978 at Washington State University, and Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies degree from the LFF Ministry Training Center in 1992. 

Diane was born on December 17, 1954, in Seattle, WA, to Don and Dorothy Kallstrom, where she grew up with two older bothers, David and Dean. After finishing high school, she attended the University of Southern California as a drama student in 1973 and remained a proud fan throughout her life. She always had a dream in her heart to be an actress and loved to watch movies clear through the credits to see if she knew anyone. In the Fall of 1974, she moved to Pullman where she attended and graduated with her teaching degree from WSU. Diane met Andy at Living Faith Fellowship in 1985 and they married on May 8, 1988. Diane and Andy lived in Pullman and raised their two boys to love God. In 2008, they all moved to their small six-acre ranch in Viola, Idaho, opened their Art Studio/Gallery, and began their dream of country living. In addition to helping Andy with his art business, Diane served as a teacher, nanny, and substitute teacher for many years at local school districts, including Moscow, Pullman, Palouse, and Potlatch. She worked as a substitute teacher until June of this year (2018) when she had to withdraw for health reasons. Diane was not one to complain, remaining positive even when faced with aggressive, stage four cancer in late June. 

We will publicly celebrate Diane’s life with friends and family on Monday, July 23, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Living Faith Fellowship in Pullman. 

Donations in her honor may be given online to the "Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM)"  in Redding, California to help support missions and student scholarships, or to the "Diane Sewell Memorial Fund" to help with her medical and funeral costs. See links below.

Donate to Diane Sewell Memorial Fund Here:


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Paint Your Fish

Save Your Fishing Memories 
Some examples of Andy's paintings of clients fish, and trips!
Commission a painting today!

Sometimes fisherman want to save the memory of a big catch, or a fine fishing trip, but can't always affor to get their fish mounted. The next best option is to save the memory in a photo (even a bad photo) and get it painted. I have done this several times for fisherman, and I can do it for you to. I can paint in an oil or watercolor. figure roughly about $4.00/square inch for the size of painting you want. As the size goes up, the price goes down a bit.
Just email me the photo, and tell me what size you want, and I will give you a quote, once the price is agreed upon, put down a deposit of 50%, and I will paint for you a lasting memory of your trophy catch! or favorite place to fish. See other examples on my previous blog post Here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spiritual Tiles and Mugs Now Available

I am now offering some of my images on various tiles and mugs. Contact me via email or message me to inquire about these. See a few samples and prices below.
8x10 tiles ($49.00) and 15 oz. Mugs ($18.00). 



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Add a little forest to your life!

"October Gold" 38"x60" oil on stretched canvas $5,700.00
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, I wish it lasted for more than a few weeks! I especially love to see the aspen trees turn color in October. This painting is one I have wanted to do for a long time, and I am so glad I finally got it done.  If interested in the original, see details for purchasing it here! If interested in a signed and numbered Giclée reproduction, see the options below! and Call or email me to order.

  1. Full size (38x60)  s/n Stretched Canvas Giclée reproductions (ready to hang) sell for $795.00 
  2. Medium size (24x38)  s/n Stretched Canvas Giclée reproductions (ready to hang) sell for $495.00 
  3. Small size (12x19)  s/n Stretched Canvas Giclée reproductions (ready to hang) sell for $165.00 
  4. Other Custom sizes also available to fit your spot email me for a quote! 


Full size (38"x60") giclée reproduction shown in customers home.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A little show in Gig Harbor, WA

"Gig Harbor Glow" by Andy Sewell 12x16 watercolor - Framed 16x20 - $695.00
 

 I have always liked this image of a view in Gig Harbor, WA. I am glad I decided to participate in their annual December "Tide Fest" it gave me a great reason to paint such a lovely scene.
See a little demo below.

and below....


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Chicken Ridge - to keep the racoons out!

I think a racoon got in an took out all but one of my chickens. I needed to secure the coop better. So I thought I may as well do it in style, and I will have another example of some Iron design I can do. So I took a bit of a break from painting, my son welded the frame up and the panel in, I designed my rooster into the gate and went at it. It is in honor of probably one of my most handsome roosters but also was big and mean. So he had a battle with the crockpot and lost. here is a photo of him that inspired the gate!

Once I found the image of my rooster I liked, I took some photos of grass and designed him in the grass. I also needed to make sure that the gate had no openings big enough to let the chickens out, or the killers in. So "Chicken Ridge" was birthed! 

Here is the gate close to done. It still needs some grinding, painting and hanging. I will show you the final once in place!


So... hopefully, the chickens will be happy  and safe living in style in their little gated community!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

"The Zucchini Harvest"

Shucks, I was pretty amazed how popular this photo became on Facebook. I was simply out harvesting some of my zucchinis that got too big. (ready for some grating and bread). I went ahead and laid them out on the Lawn, and they reminded me of what the fisherman and bird hunters will do when they want to brag about their fine accomplishments. So I went ahead with a funny idea, lets pretend I am one of them. So I got my cammo jacket and gun, and had  my son take a photo. Here it is, and the rest is all over facebook. Cheers!
"Andy Sewell, and his famous Zukes. He not only grows big zukes,
but he also is a fine artist ;)  see is work at www.finewatercolors.com