By Rebecca Spiess
Valley artist Ginger Reddington has opened the Ponderosa Studio Annex at the fork of Highway 20 and Glover Street in Twisp. The annex, which serves to display Reddington’s work in between exhibitions, is in the former snowmobile shop next to the Quality Lube.
Reddington’s work depicts natural scenes from the valley using layers of acrylic paints, bold outlines and clear, glossy finishes. Her background as a mountain biker and horseback rider have given her ample views to choose from.
Reddington has also suffered health issues the last few years, making traveling exhibits strenuous. The annex will allow the paintings to have a more permanent display space.
“I wish every artist could have a place like this, where they can have their work seen all the time. That’s how you keep yourself in front of the public,” Reddington explained.
Clint and Lena Estes own the building, which has been sitting empty for over two years.
They have big plans for the building, aiming to someday open a drive-in hamburger joint. Previously, they considered knocking the building down, completely retrofitting it or using it as a retail space.
However, they wanted to make it clear that their neighbors at the TwispWorks campus don’t need to worry: no matter what, there will be coffee.
Reddington will continue to use the studio, and the Estes said she’s welcome to stay, even through a possible hamburger-remodel.