Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Revealing Our 18th Annual Lavender San Juan Island Festival Poster


In three short months, the sun will be shining on San Juan Island, the lavender fields will be just reaching their "peak of purpleness," dozens of white tents and purple pennants will be going up, a buzz will be in the air (literally - all the honey bees will be hard at work in the fields) and we'll be getting ready to host a lavender party for several thousand of our closest friends.  The farm will be full of activity and anticipation.

In the early months of the year, however, we are planning and preparing in a much different way and, in the case of creating this year's San Juan Island Lavender Festival poster, from much farther away.

San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm

Local San Juan Island artist (and long-time Pelindaban), Alison Johnston, has created the artwork for the San Juan Island Lavender Festival poster for several years.  Alison splits her time between San Juan Island and France.  Last month she created original poster artwork from her studio in the south of France for us and we are delighted with the results. 

San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm

Alison usually works in pen and watercolors when she is in France as the media are easily transportable for painting "en plein air."  The style also lends its self beautifully to capturing the color, light and movement at the farm.

San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm

From France to San Juan Island comes the 18th Annual San Juan Lavender Festival poster!

 

We are looking forward to this year's festival where we will be celebrating all things lavender with tours, self-harvesting, workshops and demonstrations, crafts, kid's activities, live music, local food & drinks, plants, products, local artisans, massages in the fields and...oh, yes, acres and acres of blooming lavender to explore.


San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm

See you at the Lavender Festival!

 

Pelindaba Lavender Farm

Artist and author Alison Johnston's paintings reflect an intimate connection with San Juan Island's Pelindaba Lavender Farm.  A passionate painter in acrylic and watercolor for over thirty years, Alison derives her inspiration from nature balancing her creativity between life in the islands and life in the medieval village of Sauve, France. 

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