Recent Publications and press
Gretchen Leggitt's art explores a diverse range of subject and medium, evidence of her passion for expansive investigations of the creative world. An avid adventurer and traveler, Gretchen's playful subjects are mused by influential places that have caught her eye along the way. Many of her patterns and landscapes are reflections of her roots in the Southwest, along with the cultural and natural influence of her current home in the Pacific Northwest. She resides, recreates and creates in Bellingham, WA.
Bellingham Herald: Local Feature
You may recognize this Bellingham artist’s work from local murals, and now you can carry her Pacific Northwest inspired artwork with you on your water bottle, car and more.
Bellingham Alive: spotlight and best of the northwest
Featured spotlight article and Leggitt wins "Most Magical Muralist" award in Best of the Northwest Reader's Choice Awards.
My Kona: Gretchen Leggitt
This video explores the parallels between Gretchen Leggitt's art and cycling.
CRAFT: Mountain Shrines
Craft Magazine takes an in depth look at Gretchen Leggitt's murals, bikes, and life. Article by Lacy Kemp.
Bike to Bugs
Kona Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt and friend Robin Kodner recently embarked on a massive journey that saw them ride their Sutras stuffed to the hilt with biking, climbing, and camping gear. They rode from Bellingham, Washington to climb in the Bugaboo mountains.
Over the course of a couple weeks, the duo smashed out over 900km of riding, encountered crazy weather, lots of bushwacking, and more adventure than could possibly be explained. With that in mind, Gretchen created this incredible animation to showcase the emotions of the journey.
Original animation by Gretchen Leggitt. This one-take animation was created from one single illustration with no editing and no post-production. It was featured in the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
Sutra & the living snow project: Kona Cog
This article and animation by Gretchen Leggitt, combines art and animation to tell the tale of a bike packing adventure driven by snow science.
KLIPSUN MAGAZINE: WALLS REDEFINED
Muralist Gretchen Leggitt challenges viewers to redefine the spaces they pass every day.
EARNING TURNS: Kona Bikes
Kona Ambassador Gretchen Leggitt talks about her philosophies on bike touring and splitboarding. Including her original illustrations.
Mt. baker Experience:
GRAPHITE, GRANITE & GRAVEL
Snapshots of a month long biking and climbing journey from Bellingham to the Wind Rivers, captured in watercolor and ink vignettes
Komo News: Encogen Mural
"Largest mural in the state of Washington."
See video of Leggitt creating her 21,800 sq/ft mural.
THE DRIVE Episode 3: Gretchen Leggitt
In this video from the Nook Collective, Gretchen talks about her lifelong passion for nature, how it's informed her work, and why she believes it's a vital subject to capture.
July 1, 2017
Endure: Art and Storytelling from the Wild
A solo exhibition of Gretchen Leggitt's pyrography paired with stories written by athletes from around the world.
Summer's End Art Festival:
Gallery Pegasus - Bellingham
September 30, 2016
Live painting at Summer's End Art Festival. Leggitt's painting is on display at Gallery Pegasus in Bellingham, WA.