“Joy Of Spring”, 12 x 12  watercolor on textured gesso canvas.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“We can feel the exuberant energy of growth in the fresh textures and colors enveloping us in spring.”

 

“Reaching For The Light”, 10 x 8 watercolor on gessoed board.

Painted on site. Crystal  Springs garden.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“Flowers stretch for their place in the sun, for the best light and air, as all of us do.”

 

 

“Waiting For Spring” , 8 x10  watercolor and acrylic on gessoed board.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“Cool colors and bare branches suggest winter, but the warm earth hints at changing weather. The egret waits and makes the best of the present.”

 

Bev Drew Kindley

Artist Statement:

Happiness is being outdoors absorbing nature– watching, waiting, sensing, and beginning to notice the poetry of the flow of shapes and colors, the grand design.  Next best are my many reminders and memories of the beauty seen and felt.  A strong wish to share observations leads to ideas, sketches, and choices. 

Sometimes I may feel watercolor best expresses the mood with its depth of color and independent ways of spontaneously creating shapes and textures suggesting nature.  

I have learned to “Let IT do IT”, meaning to allow and appreciate the ways of water with pigment while gently modifying to strengthen the emerging theme.  Watercolor on gesso-primed board or canvas gives more possibilities and can be varnished for protection.

Sometimes varied layers of acrylic paint as well can create intriguing depth and texture.  My paintings can be reminders to you of how refreshing it is to let intuition and experimenting be your guide.

 

 

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is free and is open to the public.

The Art Walk is all about seeing art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Visitors meet artists, snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view painting demonstrations, listen to artist’s talks and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

March 2, 5-7:pm

Opening artist reception for “March”, an exhibition

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist

Dr. Dale J. Veith, fine art photographer

Russell J. Young, landscape photographer

Leah Kohlenberg, abstract painter

Mary Hurst, Celtic jewelry designer

T. Diane Copenhaver, acrylic  artist

Meet and greet the artists in attendance

Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by Carolyn Macpherson, watercolor on yupo paper

LIVE music by Shirley 88

Habitat lecture by  local naturalist Neal Maine at 6:pm.

For more info about Art Walk events, please visit www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

 

 

Bev Drew Kindley will offer an artist talk during the opening reception on March 2 at Fairweather’s

Bev Drew Kindley

“I’m a native Oregonian who paints to understand, and enjoy the inspiration of unique moments of light and weather. My impressionistic works of art are to viewed as visual celebrations, connecting with light, color, form, texture and design. It’s my way of communicating with the world. My hope is to encourage appreciate and protection of our heritage and world. 

Learning to paint has been an on-going process since I first began drawing, with further education from Portland State University, Portland Community College and individual workshops…I have been always curious and fascinated with the power of the individual to create.

Exhibiting throughout Oregon, as well as, painting the coastal areas, has encouraged my productivity and experimenting with different medias– oil, gouache, watercolor, pastel and others.

I have taught painting classes and worked in the art business for quite some time. At present, my greater enthusiasm is painting “en plein air”, a French term, meaning to paint working outdoors, and capturing the light without a short time frame because of the immediacy of the experience, as well as, the abundance of visual information along with the possibility of sudden breakthroughs in methods due to improvising.

All of my recent work begins with the experience of the real location, later finished in the studio, oftentimes with the aid of sketches and photos of the location.”  

Education:

Portland State University, degrees in Art and Philosophy
Portland Community College, degree in Art
Independent studies and workshops, including Al Brouilette

For more about the gallery, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com