James Waterman


Ruby and copper hues.

Angel of Waters sculpture (1/3 scale to size  NYC Central Park icon), copper beaded tree, silver sequinned tree, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic by Elina Zebergs and cold wax art by Peg Wells.

“The displays  at Fairweather’s are like amazing art installations.”

Emerald  and turquoise hues.

“Moonlight and Waves” original oila by Ron Nicolaides, hand painted ornaments, mouth blown seeded glass bubble vase, hand made glass “Ocean” platters by Sandy and Bob Lercari, faux wall by Brian Anderson.

“Art in hues, displays in jewel tones and fine interior design.”


Pearl and moonstone hues.

Handmade abalone shell trees,  handmade painted birch tree centerpieces, handmade sequinned trees, Theodore Roosevelt quote  “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”  calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade zinc finials, mouth blown mercury glass finials with ceramic urn filled with gold leaf and silver rhinestone ornaments. “The Guardian” Flemish oil strike off by Jon Anni.

“Fairweather’s gives one a visual experience. All. The. Time.”

Topaz and onyx hues.

Pen and ink art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, mixed media art by JoAnn Pari-Mueller,  pottery by Suzy Holland, wood boxes by Fred Lukens, handmade driftwood furniture, and coastal elk photograph by Neal Maine.

East window display featuring art by Lee Munsell, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, mixed media art by James Waterman,  handcut wood stars, handmade crystal trees, pearl and copper tree and mercury glass ornaments.

 “Window displays for the HUE exhibition have the important duty of helping define Fairweather’s  unique brand.”

West window display featuring clipped pear branch tree, vintage tinsel tree, hand-carved wood candlestick, pair of angels by a master of craft, silver plaster frame, handmade recycled wood pedestals.

“Viewed beautifully sculptured figurines. Each pose so real. Each one almost seems to come to life.”

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery.


HUE hostesses Joan, Kathy, Katie, Denise, Kay and Saundra.

“How wonderful is it, though, when your people come to dress…like this?”

HUE on exhibit through December 23.


“Can you imagine the time spent beforehand – conceptualizing, planning and installing?”

If you cannot, sharing a time lapse video of an art installation earlier in 2019…

Video represents one section of the Fairweather Gallery showing days of after hours installation work including spackling, painting, displaying, accessorizing and lighting the selected artworks for  the ‘Life Abundant’ exhibition April 2019


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“Passage” by James Waterman

12 x 12 Mixed media on cradled wood panel

“A new group of paintings at Fairweather House and Gallery is a direction that I have been contemplating for some 40 years.  I have spent considerable time between in northwest Washington, as well as along the Oregon coast. On a misty Northwest fall morning—the sky is turning luminescent yellow…”

“Shoreline” by James Waterman

12 x 16 Mixed media on cradled wood panel

“This mysterious, diffused light is what motivates and inspires me to capture it in my own way.”



“Dusk” by James Waterman

16 x 20 Mixed media on wood panel

“There is a magical, mysterious quality of light that is filtered through fog and clouds against the sea. The sea, fractured by a light of luminosity, has a meditative, serene and mystical feel against a most muted color palette.”



About the artist:

James Waterman prefers to work on standard hardboard instead of canvas because it allows him the flexibility to experiment with his background techniques—using solvents, sand paper, and even bubble wrap to create the distressed, corrosive look that is classic Waterman.


Waterman chooses his subject matter from what he believes others might “overlook as ordinary.” Once he has chosen his subject, he draws the image on a board. He covers the sketch with a masking fluid, similar to rubber cement, to protect the design. Then he plays with layers of paint and other techniques to create the desired background effect. He then rubs the masking off to expose the original design, which he paints in elaborate detail.


Waterman began to show his art while still in college and his big break when he was encouraged to approach the Foster White Gallery in Seattle. The FWG has represented him since the 1980’s. He is also represented by Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, Oregon.






As a kid who used the Puget Sound campus as his playground—sometimes sneaking in through the second story windows of the field house to catch a good concert—Waterman never considered attending college anywhere else. “I don’t know what I would have done if the university hadn’t accepted me,” he says.


Waterman  wanted to study with legendary ceramist F. Carlton Ball, but was discouraged by the number of people interested in the field. “There were so many people in my first class, I figured the world didn’t need another potter,” he says. So he switched to fine art instead.


Waterman’s garden was featured in a summer issue of South Sound Home and Garden.


Read more about the artist at:


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“Pansy in Bronze Vase” Original art on wood panel James Waterman James Waterman is drawn to ancient, deteriorated and rusted surfaces.