In the far corner of the cabin, where darkness deepened, there could be barely decerned a dim patch of white. Shiloh curled with her back to the wall beneath a drafty window where she monitored everything, all the smells and sounds of a dark winter night in Southeast Alaska, far more than we knew. Be… Continue reading
The Last Alaska Family Troller – Beached
My recent painting “The Last Alaska Family Troller Heads for the Beach” was nostalgic and emotional for me. Family commercial fishing is disappearing in Alaska. Now that I think about it, I painted this “B.C.”, Before Covid. How time flies! Back to Devita’s Home Page I raised my kids on fishing boats and fishing villages in… Continue reading
The Strange Story of J. Langford
A notable kayaking route across Admiralty Island jumps you from Auke Bay, via Stephens Passage and Young Bay into Oliver Inlet by way of portage and a hand powered cart running on a wooden (now steel) railway.My studio on Horse Island is a stones throw from Admiralty Island Wilderness, and you can see right into… Continue reading
Devita Stipek Writer is an established Alaska landscape painter and muralist. An estimated one million people experience her public work every year. In 1964 she left art school to marry an Alaska fisherman. There followed a life of adventure, tragedy, and triumph.