James Waterman

R.J. Marx performed LIVE on May 4.  Art by Lisa Sofia Robinson and Barbara Rosbe Felisky; calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and Brenda Gordon.


Art walk hostesses staged a photo for the opening reception of Portraiture, Fairweather’s May exhibition.

Carolyn Macpherson painted LIVE during a gallery event. Segmented wood vases and shells by Mike Brown; pottery by Suzy Holland; painting by James Waterman and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.


Blue Bond painted en plein air  outside on Broadway at Fairweather’s.


Neal Maine lectured during Fairweather’s ‘Portraiture’ opening reception.  Photographs by Neal Maine and Michael Wing; glass are by Bob and Rox Heath.


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Photos and collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for the opening reception of Portraiture.


Photographer Scott Saulsbury stepped up to the plate to fill-in for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Faiweather’s after hours event photographer.

Fun Fact: Linda selected Scott and they both had Neal Maine as a teacher at Seaside High.


Guy and Karen Rainsberger poured for Parrett Mountain Cellars at Fairweather’s Wine Walk.  Art by Britney Drumheller, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.


Shirley 88 played  LIVE during the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  Fused glass by Mike Fox.


More than 800 tid-bits were consumed during four hours of the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  In addition, back up “In the Mist” books by Russell J. Young and stored Odes to the Tides flyers, Fairweather’s JUNE exhibition.


Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses served as SDDA Spring Wine Walk hostesses on May 18 at Fairweather’s.   And, yes, the ladies  dressed to complement each other.

Hundreds of  guests came to the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s. Art by Paul Brent;  Chanel jewelry by Reneé Hafeman and photographs on bamboo by Don Frank.


Late in the month of May, Blue Bond made the announcement that he sold his painting  of “Willie Nelson” to the country music legend Willie Nelson!!!


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Back wall display featuring acrylics  by Jan Shield, landscapes by Judy Horning Shaw, cabbage by Sandy Caghill, and vintage Hunt Slohem bunny art.

On the trestle table display: floral oil by Blue Bond, Landscape by Jan Shield, art glass by Mike Fox, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade journal by Christine Trexel, segmented vase by Mike Brown, bracelets by Barbara Walker, floral cards by Mike Mason,  sand blasted beverage glasses by Bob Heath, hand-made candles and mouth blown glass.

Pillar wall display features oils by Melissa Jander.



Cabinet top featuring bamboo basket art by Charles Schweigert,  watercolor by Carolyn Macpherson and vintage Chanel necklaces by Reneé Hafeman.

Cabinet interior featuring beaded mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, rice paper art by Zifen Qian, dragonfly book matched box by Ray Noregaard, oak spoons by Mike Morris, wood bowl by Mike Brown, encaustic poppy by Kimberly Kent, floral oil by Melissa Jander and wood canisters by Fred Lukens.


Floral oil by Paul Brent, wood canister by Fred Lukens and mouth blown art glass.


Art by James Waterman, laser cut bronze bowls, wood bowl by Mike Brown with wire garden follies.


Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, portrait oil by Blue Bond,  impasto floral by Melissa Jander, mouth blown glass vase with mercury glass candlesticks, hand-made ribbed candles and one-of-a-kind asymmetrical necklaces by Mary Truhler.


Floral art  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, art glass by Bob Heath, handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, knitted shawl by Karen Johnson, jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard,  wood shells by Mike Brown, bracelets by Mary Boitta and abstract watercolor by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.


Fused glass by Mike Fox, floral art by Bev Drew-Kindley,  yupo art by Carolyn Macpherson, glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari with floral teapot set by Kate Caryle.



“Displaying for ‘Life Abundant’  Fairweather’s April exhibition, was a delight working with selected regional artists.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist and allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.


For more about the gallery, please go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Nature- the garden that we all inhabit, called Mother Earth. It is our safe haven.” 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Copyright © 2019

“Pansy in Bronze Vase”

Original art on wood panel

James Waterman

James Waterman is drawn to ancient, deteriorated and rusted surfaces. Often, he will paint these surfaces, as well as incorporate them on the painting background. These surfaces are achieved by using different techniques, such as monoprinting layers of paint applications as well as subtracting layers to show underlying colors.


“Blue Berries in a Bowl”

Original art on panel

James Waterman

Paint is applied using many different tools, such as household paintbrushes, plastic films, sponges, squeegees, cardboard, bubble wrap, anything with an interesting texture.  Layers of paint are sometimes removed by sanding, and by using solvents to achieve a corrosive, aged look. This weathered look is often offset by painting a simple vase full of delicate, fragile flowers. This combination of background surfaces and detailed, delicate image application has a tranquil like quality that show the fragile beauty and simplicity of nature.




“My own personal philosophy and concept of art and painting has been influenced by the Japanese ability to seek inspiration and harmony from nature; to seek solace and contentment in simplicity, purity, restraint and humility. This personal journey for refined simplicity has led me to value beauty found in the imperfect and irregular.

Humble objects like ancient pottery transformed by the process of firing will possibly live on for generations. My journey down this path has led to an aesthetic awakening to the use of empty space as a means of accentuating the beauty of things that exist. To celebrate the beauty of imperfection and incompleteness and to seek tranquility and enlightenment in the common objects of our lives is what I try to achieve.” James Waterman


About the artist:

James Waterman has lived in the Puget Sound area of Washington his entire life. His artwork is inspired by his surroundings and his lifelong commitment to work in the floral industry.

He has been a floral designer for thirty-five years, and has worked in the floral development field for Neiman Marcus, Macys, Nordstrom and catalog companies Eddie Bauer, Coldwater Creek, as well as many others.

This background has given him a wealth of materials that allows him to paint the beauty and simplicity of what he observes. Waterman’s work is included in many collections. He has been represented in Washington at Foster/White Gallery in Seattle for more than twenty-five years.


“I am very interested in showing my art in your gallery. I look forward to hearing from you.” James Waterman/ March 13, 2019


April 2019 Fairweather House and Gallery is pleased to announce that  they have been selected to represent James Waterman in Oregon.


Other Public & Corporate Collections:
Ben Bridge Jewelers
Burlington Industries
Exxon Corporation
Gensco Inc.
Lesourd Patten Fleming Hartung & Emory
Old National Bank
Seafirst Bank
Security Pacific Bank
Teleflora Corporate Headquarters
University of Puget Sound
Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters

Copyright  James Waterman © 2019


James Waterman painted seven new original artworks  exclusively for Fairweather’s.

Signed and dated March 2019.

To read about the gallery, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com