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An art gallery of diverse proportions

Patrick Mullins, owner of the new Mullins Gallery on Fourth Street in downtown Bremerton, straightens a painting of Ray Charles and the Raylettes, created by local artist Rose Smith. - Photo by Kassie Korich
Patrick Mullins, owner of the new Mullins Gallery on Fourth Street in downtown Bremerton, straightens a painting of Ray Charles and the Raylettes, created by local artist Rose Smith.
— image credit: Photo by Kassie Korich

Patrick Mullins was in high school when he discovered the art of sculpture.

He has since transformed his creative outlet into an art gallery featuring not only his own work, but that of local artists.

“We have about 15 artists displayed,” he said. “A good variety of styles.”

He and his wife, Carol, with the help of their daughter, Raven, recently opened Mullins Gallery and Espresso on Fourth Street in downtown Bremerton.

With two rooms full of art including paintings, abstract work, ceramic and bronze sculptures, and hand-drawings, there is something for everyone.

“There’s something here for everyone’s tastes,” he said.

Since opening in April, the Mullins have been working steadily on getting the finishing touches in place.

“The last two months have been an ongoing project, but it’s ready now,” Mullins said, as he scanned the walls lined with colorful artwork.

The gallery features several eye-catching pieces including a tall sculpted dog, dressed in jeans and a leather jacket, created by Mullins.

“A lot of stuff I do is whimsical, humorous sculpture,” he said.

Mullins also dabbles in painting and says he gets many of his ideas for his artwork from his surroundings.

“I usually paint and sculpt things that are around me,” he said.

Mullins also draws inspiration from his job as a commercial diver, something he’s been doing for many years now.

“I’ve always been diving, but I’ve always thought of art as my career,” he said.

Mullins is hoping to get more artists lined up for the future.

“I always want to see people’s stuff if they’re showing,” he said.

Opening an art gallery was something he and Carol discussed for years. With the rejuvenation of downtown Bremerton, they saw an ideal time to open shop.

“We have high hopes of what this will be like in a year,” he said.

Mullins Gallery offers a full espresso menu as well as snacks and cold drinks. It also features live music during the First Friday Artwalks.

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