Plein art artist Greta Lindwood.

Gretha Lindwood, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, cherishes the unique landscapes honed by water and light and delights in capturing beauty in pastels. By painting in the traditional plein air style and by using an impressionistic touch, Lindwood’s landscapes invite the viewer into the scene. These landscapes can bring to mind the feel of soft mist from a foggy morning, or the taste of a salty ocean breeze.

Save the date and time.  April 2nd, 5-7pm.  Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for the exhibit Rain or Shine, juxtaposing an array of art, images and voices in a way that resonates with the spring season, reshaping boundaries between the reality and the creative process.

Two artists, Gretha Lindwood and Susan Curington, are perfectly paired, as each offers a fascinating approach in distinctive pictorial language with work completed in rain or shine.


Artist Susan Curington

Susan Curington, a third generation to live on her rural, wooded land; has known particular trees since childhood. By living in the thick of nature daily, her painting expresses profound gratitude for the power and beauty of Nature.

The featured artists will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode, start with a blank canvas at the beginning of the art event with completing a quick finish at the end, offering patrons marvelous opportunities to watch two  masters create.



Seaside nature photographer Neal Maine introduces his March/April natural history journal and will speak at 6:pm. Wine tasting, light bites and live music by Shirley 88 through the evening.




Fun Facts:

“Quiet Anticipation,” Gretha Lindwood’s demo painting during last year’s February Seaside Art Walk, received the First Place Award at the 49th Annual Lake Area Artists Show in Lake Oswego.

And, too, artist Susan Curington, on Friday, March 25th, offered a Sip and Paint class at Fairweather’s, hosted by McKeown’s in the historic Gilbert District.

The grace notes heard and received.

10 happy painters at the Fairweather Gallery’s, Sip & Paint event on Friday. March 25th. 100% attendance for artist Susan Curington.

From participants… “Fabulous class. I had no idea that this was possible. Fun, fun, fun!” and “I had a blast. Easily comprehended by a Beginner.” and “I really enjoyed trying something new and coming out of my shell.”

“Denise Fairweather does an excellent job of bringing unusual objects to her store. She features NW artists and encourages speakers. I am especially fond of her ‘ Paint and Sip’ classes. These introduce the public to art projects that can be completed in two hours while sipping on wine and talking with friends. Last Friday we worked with acrylics on canvas. Artist Susan Curington guided us through the process of capturing the light, colors & movement in beach grass in a class March 25th. . Who would’ve thought that we would suddenly peel away some of our work!? What it revealed was astonishing … it’s when the Magic happened. Drop by the gallery and ask Denise to explain; maybe sign up for the next class. I haven’t had so much fun since I re-discovered the joys of riding a tricycle!”–Tina Sawyer