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From the Studio: Painter William Elston

  Today in the studio, Verne talked with painter William Elston.  Elston was born in Spirit Lake, ID, and attended high school for a time at Ferris High School in Spokane.  He has traveled and studied around the country, and his paintings can be found in many personal and corporate collections.  Two of his paintings below display Spokane's own Latah Creek in two different seasons, spring and winter.  These paintings and others can be seen at Elston's upcoming show in Spokane, which is being held at Dodson's Jewelers starting tomorrow, September 25th.

Latah Creek Spring, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, copyright ©2015
Latah Creek Winter, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, copyright ©2015


Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.