Lisa Sofia Robinson


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!!!

 

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

 

Artist Lisa Sofia Robinson in her Seaside home studio

“My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret ideas of who I am and how I see the world. The visual arts break through the boundary of words, creating a rich and textural language of its own. My artistic endeavor started in photography with my own black and white darkroom. I ran the photography studio for 20 years. My first love in photography, was the figure. I loved being a portrait photographer.  Then I began painting full-time. Every painting is created with a goal of showing positive energy. My art is vibrant with complimentary colors mixed almost like a scientific experiment!”

 

“Red Dress” original by Lisa Sofia Robinson

Self-portrait Lisa Sofia Robinson

Artist statement:

My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret ideas of who I am and how I see the world. The visual arts break through the boundary of words, creating a rich and textural language of its own. I was born into a family with a long history of artists. My mother’s distant cousin was Maxfield Parrish who would visit with her uncle to paint while they lived in Canada. She and her sisters were all artists. I grew up with the smell of oil paint and mineral spirits.

My artistic endeavor started in photography with my own black and white darkroom. I ran the photography studio for 20 years. A photographic image is a mathematical equation and it cannot capture that intake of air you make when you observe a brilliant sunset or the mood you feel on a foggy day.

A few years ago, I was driving along Highway 101 at the North Oregon Coast and witnessed an incredible sunset through windswept evergreen trees bordering the ocean. I knew that I couldn’t capture the emotions which had washed over me through a camera lens. The vivid orange and pink glowing through the dark green boughs had electricity which still gives me goosebumps! The air was alive.

As I continued my drive, I was hit by the sadness and anger which seems to permeate the world right now. I began painting full-time. Every painting is created with a goal of showing positive energy. My art is vibrant with complimentary colors mixed almost like a scientific experiment!

And so, as I venture out and present my work to a larger audience than Charlie, my dog, in my 400 square foot studio, I am so pleased by the reaction of many.

I am excited to present my “resistance” movement to you. If enough of us step out of the maelstrom and begin to create a positive current of energy, perhaps our planet won’t implode!  Lisa Sofia Robinson

 

 

“Jazz” original by Lisa Sofia Robinson

“My daughter was a jazz singer.  My son played jazz trumpet.”  Lisa

 

During the May 4 Seaside Art Walk at Faiweather’s, artist Lisa Sofia Robinson spoke about her portraiture art and R.J. Marx played LIVE jazz music.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On view through May  29, 2019

 “Portraiture” featuring regional artists Leah Kohlenberg, Susan Romersa, Patricia Clark-Finley, Rebecca Gore, Carolynn Wagler, Carolyn Macpherson, Mike Mason and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming new artists Karen Doyle, Lisa Sofia Robinson and Shelby Silver.

“I often use combinations of 2 -5 people as a reference for creating my figures. When painting my figuratives, I like to use people as symbols. My desire is to refrain from painting of someone specific so my paintings can speak to a wide audience.  I have ventured out and presented my work to a larger audience than Charlie, my dog, in my 400 square foot studio. I am so pleased by the reaction of many,”  Lisa Sofia Robinson.

Introducing new emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa Stokes.

The art selected is a debut exhibition contemplating character in portrait drawings and oil sketches displaying the relationship between artist and sitter as its central subject,” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

“I am seeking representation, here on the coast. I am looking for serious collectors of my original pieces.  You have such a distinguished eye in art and home decor. Having your artwork amid home furnishings helps your customers visualize the pieces in their own homes.” Lisa Sofia Robinson

 

Welcome to Fairweather’s.

Seaside artist Lisa Sofia Robinson.