Imps and Monsters invading Edmonds

“It’s not often you get a chance to see such ingenuity at work!”
Apr 12, 2013
"Group Hug" by Justin Hillgrove

Imps and Monsters are taking over Stunningly Strange Gallery in downtown Edmonds!

Justin Hillgrove, the man behind the brand Imps and Monsters, will be in-house for a live painting demonstration during the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m., on April 18.

“We are very excited to have Justin in the gallery,” says Kaitlin Phillips Goodey, owner of Stunningly Strange Gallery. “His characters are so endearing, playful and colorful that we have a strong desire, almost obligation to share it with everyone!”

Goodey says that Hillgrove brings “a whole new world of loveable characters, from parodies and tributes to monsters and robots.”

“He will be working on a piece in the gallery to give the public a glimpse into how these characters are technically created and get a chance to ask him about his inspirations,” she said. “It’s not often you get a chance to see such ingenuity at work!”

Mostly self-taught, Hillgrove worked in the design industry before dedicating his time to Imps and Monsters.

He grew up in Snohomish and currently lives in Washington with his wife and children, creating imaginative characters in his art studio.

Hillgrove has been seen at Tasty Gallery, the Bellevue Festival of Arts, Edmonds Art Festival, Folklife Festival and various other festivals and galleries around the nation.

Stunningly Strange Gallery is located at 407 Main Street Edmonds, WA. Store hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Sundays.

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