Karen Doyle


“Rooted”  8 x 10 oil on panel by Karen Doyle

Karen Doyle has painted new art for INTO THE BLUE for Fairweather’s exhibition on view June 5-25. “Rooted” has an unique viewpoint – Karen painted this en Plein Air oil painting in her own backyard, looking from the point of view of the grasses up toward the sky.


“Infinite Wonder” 8 x 10 oil on panel by Karen Doyle


Karen Doyle has painted both sky and ocean for the INTO THE BLUE show.  “Infinite Wonder” is inspired by a photo that her husband, a pilot, took while flying through the clouds over Oregon.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art Sale and Exhibition

Through June 25

Just how fond are artists of a particular color will be demonstrated throughout the month of June in the exhibition of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original paintings, art glass, and semi-precious gemstone jewelry pieces.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

 Abstract photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

And, too, welcoming back Paul Brent, artist, for his fifteenth summer in Seaside, Oregon!

Artist Paul Brent during Seaside Painting LIVE ™

Featured En Plein artist Karen Doyle offered an inspiring artist talk about her new INTO THE BLUE art on June 5!

Karen Doyle is an award-winning Impressionist oil painter.  She paints luminous, colorful landscapes of her Oregon in her studio and en plein air outdoors. Her paintings reflect the colorful light of the west coast.  As a colorist, Karen is inspired by the breathtaking beauty of her surroundings.  Her oil paintings are filled with juicy color and thick impasto brush strokes.  Karen nurtures two careers:  Software Engineering Manager at Nike, and Professional Fine Artist.  She is a member of the Oregon Society of Artists. 

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ON YOUR MARKS vignette#1: art by Bev Drew Kindley, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely, oil by Beth Collins, wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, hand-painted wine glasses, Seaside salt water taffy, and hostess gifts of linen hand towels.
ON YOUR MARKS vignette #2: Abstract art by Jackie Leloff, encaustic by Diana Copenhaver, florals by Lieta Gratteri, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, hand-painted wine glasses by Gretha Lindwood, fused glass by Carolyn Myers, handmade suede flowers, mouth blown art glass, hammered/forged iron candlesticks, with Seaside’s famous salt water taffy.
ON YOUR MARKS vignette #3: Oil florals by Melissa Jander, impressionistic landscapes by Bev Drew Kindley, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, cranes by Peggy Evans, selected spring table accessories with a collection of hostess gifts, and Seaside salt water taffy.

On YOUR MARKS art show and sale through May 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start. In the words of the Fairweather exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime”. on,

Featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell. Introducing he pastel art of Susan Mitchell.

“For by the coastal summer season, is that nothing is enjoyed without community, without creative collaboration, without pure joy, and resolute faith in living safely and sharing generously with friends, family, and visitors.”  FH&G

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new work specially created for the upcoming summer season. 

 

INTO THE BLUE 

A FAIRWEATHER GALLERY SHOW

Opening June 5 and on exhibit through June 25

Introducing poured alcohol artist Gail Pennebaker

INTO THE BLUE

June 5-25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Just how fond are artists of a particular color will be demonstrated at the opening reception of INTO THE BLUE,  with fifteen selected NW artists,  100 new original paintings, art glass, and semi-precious  gemstone jewelry pieces.

Acrylic  artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia art Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

 Abstract photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

Welcoming Paul Brent, returning artist for his fifteenth summer in Seaside, Oregon!

 

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

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Karen Doyle is an award-winning Impressionist oil painter. She paints luminous, colorful landscapes of her local Oregon surroundings and the places she has traveled and lived. She is a member of the Oregon Society of Artists and shows her work at Fairweather House + Gallery in Seaside, Oregon. 

“Gardener’s Delight” oil impasto by Karen Doyle

I paint oil on panel, en Plein Air (outdoors) and in my home studio, I create luminous, impressionist landscapes of Oregon. I paint with palette knife and brush, often beginning with a few pencil lines to mark out my chosen composition, then blocking in large areas of color with a brush.  As the composition unfolds, I build up buttery, thick impasto layers with a palette knife, often scraping up piles of paint from my palette to create new colors with each swipe of the knife.  My impressionist landscapes reflect the intense feelings I get from observing the ordinary beauty that surrounds me everyday.  

I attended UC San Diego and studied a variety of  subjects in the arts and sciences, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in Visual Arts and Philosophy.  Off to graduate school I went, to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology.  I moved to the Pacific Northwest and  began pursuing my goal of becoming a working artist.  I studied life drawing at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, and enrolled in the Museum School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art, or PNCA) to pursue a Certificate in Fine Art.  Simultaneously, I began my career at Nike, where I have now worked for over 27 years.  

When Covid shut down events, workshops and conventions, I needed to rethink my involvement, and I chose to focus on local engagement.  I  refreshed my membership with the American Psychological Association, a discipline which continues to be a source of passion and fulfillment for me.”  Karen Doyle  

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End grace note Spring 2021… “Daughters are wearing masks while performing live. I’m pleased with the cautious and data-driven approach that Oregon has taken.  Gradually, a new normal emerges.  It changes daily, however.  We are not in control, the virus is.”  Karen Doyle

© Karen Doyle/  FH&G 2021

Jewelry by Mary Truhler, watercolor abstracts by Lieta Gratteri, photographs by Neal Maine, triptych landscape by Toni Avery, hydrangea oil by Melissa Jander, floral still life by Emily Schultz McNeil, pen and ink portrait by Vanessa K. Stokes, and pottery by Marcia Hudson.
Heron oil painting by Paul Brent, wood sculptures by Martin Conley, landscape oil by Karen Doyle, silk and cotton ribbons by the yard, hardbound coastal cookbook, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood turned bowls by Daniel Harris, bamboo and mahogany wood runner, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Michelle Shigemasa, raw edge trestle table, down filled silk throw pillows, and milk painted wood lyre table.
Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, encaustic art by Emily Miller, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, cranes by Peggy Evans, fused glass bowl by Bob Lecari, ocean ghost rope baskets by Emily Miller, willow twig table by Otis, mouth blown art glass, and selected plated glass frames.
Art by Karen Doyle, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, assemblage vase by Jeanne Walker, calligraphy art by Penelope Culbertson, tile earrings by Kris Zorko, silk textile wall hanging by Cicely Gilman, fused glass art platter by Bob Heath, hand turned wood candlestick, and verdigris bronze stand.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Nature’s Grace on exhibition through April 25

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

Displays by KD Fairweather, allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

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Watercolor by Mary Burgess, art glass, masks by Cherry Harris, and visiting art patron Jessica, beautifully dressed for the Fairweather Gallery opening reception for Nature’s Grace.

Oceanscape by Toni Avery, watercolor by Mary Burgess, fish platter by Sandy Visse, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, jewelry by Mary Truhler, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and diachronic glass rectangle plate by Christine Downs.

 

As this holiday season is upon us, it is important for each of us to do what we can for one another – it is the ultimate gift.
Staying safe.  Staying well.

Since March, the gallery has tried to find solutions when, perhaps, others saw only losses. We have followed all the safety guidelines without whining and took an early leadership position in steadily promoting the arts, local artists, handmade goods and shopping local. We have continued delivering artist news, stories, ideas, and helped everyone stay connected through Fairweather blog posts, virtual shows, and limited attendance after hour events.  And, finally as the year 2020 is nearly ready to be boxed up and put away in the history books, we have chosen to highlight glittering light and hope amidst the past months of darkness.

We are staying home for the holidays and are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.

Enjoy the display images from ALL THAT GLITTERS show, the Fairweather December exhibition.

Twig woven sculpture by Charles Schweigert, balsa wood gold handmade ornaments, hand wired spruce branches, birch bark moss spheres, handcrafted driftwood table, vintage mouth blown ruby glass, and fine art photograph by Neal Maine.

Pastel art by Gretha Lindwood, impasto oil seascape by Karen Doyle, oil landscape by Colette Fallon, knitted cloche by Linda Olson, hand made glass ornaments with carved wood stars placed amongst other handmade decorations.

Watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, fused glass in frames by Christine Downs, sandblasted stemware by Rox Heath, miniature oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, acrylic by Jan Shield, and vintage wood candlestick.

Mixed media by Cicely Gilman and signed mouth blown glass with captured bubbles sculpture from a private collection.

Impasto oil seascape by Lean Kohlenberg, abstract mixed media by Agnes Field, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic by Emily Miller, water media by Pam Hauschild, fused glass platter by Monet Rubin, bamboo linen COVID masks by Beth Fulton, and vintage shell tree.

From a private collection, abstract mirror by Neal Small and renaissance reproduction strike offs of enhanced canvas art of the Archangels Uriel and Samael.

Wood turned bowl by Tom Willing, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, quilted pillow pouf by Cherry Harris, wine barrel lazy susan by Mike Morris, vintage etched stemware,  handmade willow reed bowl, vintage glass and mirrored ornaments, abstract oil by Carmela Newstead, copper sequin tree, and hand forged bronze pedestal.

Art cards by Bob Knoll, sequined nickel trees, mouth blown mercury glass compote, vintage glass ornaments, carved bone picture frame, and Gandhi calligraphy quote by Penelope Culbertson that reads “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  (SOLD)

 

Take a further peek inside Fairweather House & Gallery and peruse more of the December exhibition, “All That Glitters,” in this video, produced by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Displays by D. Fairweather, allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.


The exhibition, which runs through Dec. 23, transformed the gallery into “an all-art, all-original, all-local fine art and fine craft gift destination where guests could, truly, shop safely.”

 

 

This lovely establishment is an important part of the cultural fabric of Seaside, as well as a dedicated supporter of coastal conservation!” — recent review from North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.

 

 

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The Gallery will be closed Dec.23rd- 26th.

“Truely, we are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.”  FH&G

 

“Cliff” oil by Karen Doyle 36 x 36

 

“Art can speak things that can’t always be said with words and helps others to channel their emotions, providing comfort that we are not the only ones feeling a certain way. Being an artist is often a vulnerable path. You make something so deeply personal and then present it with an open heart. Not everyone is so fearless.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist

 

 

6/21/2020 

Thoughts about Reopening

 Karen Doyle 

 

What a time this has been!  I know we can all say that in so many different ways.  For me personally, I’m glad to be done with overseeing three months of online school and keeping track of online dance classes over Zoom.  I’ve adjusted to working remotely from home.

 

Our  teams now have weekly Coffee Chats where we catch up on non-work as if we were standing around the virtual water cooler.  I’m also very thankful to have clarity that I’ll continue to work remotely for the remainder of the summer, and likely all the way through the fall.  I am extremely thankful that I am able to work remotely, and am very appreciative of the measures that Nike is taking to support employees during this time.  I know many who are not as fortunate.  When our kids return to school is still unclear; so now the districts are beginning to look at options for what comes next.  

 

 

Today is the first day of summer, and I am thankful for emerging bits of a new normal.  Washington County, Oregon where we live entered Phase 1 on June 1st.  We were the next-to-last county in the state to enter Phase 1 and begin to reopen.  Multnomah County, where much of Portland is located, started to reopen only yesterday.  Now, the three counties of the Portland Metro area will move forward together as one, so it will be another three weeks before we progress to Phase 2, assuming all goes okay.  Plein Air events that would be going on right now have been canceled – the Lavender Festival and the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.  Many venues have started to offer online events. Priorities are becoming clearer all of the time – family first.

 

I haven’t listed any exhibits since March due to cancellations and closures.  Fairweather House & Gallery in Seaside reopened on May 15th and is continuing to show my oil paintings.  Denise Fairweather has a beautiful showing of the gallery filmed.  Pre-COVID circumstances, I had intended to paint for the future shows at the gallery.  Instead, I focused on just getting through each day and navigating the constant changes and new information.  I consumed more news and podcasts than I did books and audio books, and my fiction reading slowed way down.  

 

This week we planned our first getaway since March.  I packed my paints, and yesterday I painted en plein air for the first time this year.

We are wearing masks inside businesses.  It is a  requirement.  I’m pleased with the cautious and data-driven approach that Oregon has taken. Gradually, a new normal emerges.  It changes daily, however.  We are not in control, the virus is.  

 

 

I started this post about the reopening of the gallery in Seaside, happy that my work is on display.  More and more, I cannot separate my art life from my personal life, my family life.  I was able to paint yesterday because the girls were confident and comfortable riding their bikes outside on their own.  When I take my paintings out to Seaside, I will  take my daughter and a friend.  My art cannot be separated from my life, from the reopening and my state of mind.  I wanted to publish this today, the first day of summer.  Already, it is 9:46pm.  Signing off and posting.Take care and stay safe, Karen.

 

“First blog post in quite awhile.  Cases have spiked in Oregon since I wrote this. It was wonderful to get away for a few days and start painting and just enjoy nature, which I love. I hope you enjoy reading about my thoughts on reopening! Feel free to share.” Karen Doyle

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

SHORE THINGS

Art show and sale

On exhibition through July 30th

Exploring the deep and multifaceted relationship with the sea and shore

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“Create” folded book art by Mary Bottita

“Read” folded book art by Mary Bottita

 

Sketching and pondering from Karen Doyle

 

Turtle by Paul Brent. C/. 2020

 

Seahorse by Paul Brent. C./ 2020 By

 

Ghost net basket turning inward by Emily Miller C./ 2020

Ghost net basket series. Spring 2020 by Emily Miller

“I’m also working on a wall piece with about 1,000 tiny chips of plastic. The title of the piece is Anthropocene and it’s inspired by the idea that our human impact on the earth has become so significant that it will be written in the fossil record.”  Emily Miller

Reposting  Fairweather Gallery March 15, 2020:

In order to protect the health and safety our guests, our community, and our staff the Gallery is closing its doors to visitors through April.

 

“Artists and those that support the arts have a unique sensitivity in the ability to pivot and meet needs that enlighten and inform, in my opinion.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest

 

Neal Maine presenting a signed ArcticLight photograph to Nancy Holmes, lucky raffle winner.

 

Karen Doyle, Fresh Start featured artist,  with Saundra, Art Walk hostess, lecturing about her art painted for the exhibition.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Fresh Start featured artist, with Joan, Art Walk hostess, lecturing about her art created for the exhibition.

 

Gayle H. Seely, Fresh Start featured artist, with Kathy, Art Walk hostess, lecturing about her art created for the exhibition.

Neal Maine,  Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist, lectured about the new and fresh frames for a series of juvenile eagle images captured in the local habitat.

 

A poised and composed Shirley 88  caught in a pause from playing LIVE during the evening affair.

 

Fresh tidbits: grapes, pineapples, jelly cookies, sugar wafers, sponge cake, kisses, chocolate mints and sugar cookies. Thanks to K. Bowman, Fairweather’s Director of Hospitality.

 

Revealing a fresh take on Neal Maine’s famous “Elk Run” photo.  Custom order in a 38×48 size finished through a lot of collaboration with a fellow gallery owner from Necanicum Gallery. Indeed, the project involved more than four people  working together to complete the goal of enlarging an iconic image from the local habitat.  This image by Neal Maine, nature photographer, was published in the May-June 2015 issue of Bugle magazine (published by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation). It is pictured in the story printed on page 62 about Gearhart, OR; which is #6 on the list of top ten “elkiest” places in America. The article is titled: Greetings from Elk City USA, pages 56-68. Neal Maine, a former educator,  devotes his time to observing the local wildlife and raising habitat awareness.

 

Fresh Start Exhibition and Sale

Through March 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, OR  97138

“This exhibit’s  expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way. Indeed, the meaning of “fresh start” is: the beginning of a new period or step,”   D. Fairweather, gallerist.

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Photos by Kemy Kay Kjemhus.

 

“Cliff” 30×36 oil on canvas by Karen Doyle

 

“Cotton Candy” 8×8 oil on panel with gold under-painting by Karen Doyle

 

“Respite” 11×14 oil on panel with cold wax by Karen Doyle

 

“I wanted to start fresh with new coastal paintings in 2020.   The three new painting have gone through multiple revisions to arrive at their final state. I have been creating abstract impressionist coastal landscapes inspired by my photos and my imagination.  My paintings start out tonal and sometimes turn to dramatic scenes.  My primary medium is oils and this time I’ve added cold wax layers, or under-paintings of silver and gold.  This new body of work evokes a strong sense of place along an imagined or real coastline; my hope is that you immerse yourself in these scenes and get lost in this coastal world.

Oil on canvas, en Plein Air (outdoors) and in my home studio, I paint luminous, impressionist landscapes of Oregon and places I visit.  I paint with palette knife and brush, often beginning with a few pencil lines to mark my chosen composition, then blocking in large areas of color with a brush.  As the composition unfolds, I build up buttery, thick impasto layers with a palette knife, often scraping up multiple puddles of paint in one stroke and smearing them across the canvas.  My impressionist landscapes are border on abstraction, and always reflect the intense feelings I get from observing ordinary beauty.”  Karen Doyle

Associations and Memberships:

Alla Prima Portland

American Impressionist Society

American Women Artists

Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Nike Artists Community

Phi Beta Kappa Society

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts

Art by Karen Doyle on display with art glass, linen shawls, **faux bois picture frames and vintage wood turned candlesticks.

 

Q: What is faux bois, you ask?

A: Faux bois (from the French for false wood) refers to the artistic imitation of wood or wood grains in various media.

 

For fun posts from  the artist, go to Karen Doyle FB and karen_paints(Instagram).

 

Karen Doyle, artist, lectured during the opening reception of Fresh Start at Fairweather’s on March 7.

Through March 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 “A Fresh Start” featuring artists Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Karen Doyle, Christine Downs, Bob Heath, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Gayle H. Seely and Bill Shumway.

Karen Doyle is an award-winning Pacific Northwest impressionist oil painter. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC San Diego with minors in Visual Arts and Philosophy.  She earned a Certificate in Fine Art from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and has continued to study with local artists and participate in Plein Air events.   

 

“The exhibit’s expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way.”

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Fun Fact: Karen Doyle is a Software Engineering Manager at Nike.

 

Artist Bill Baily.

 

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