Marga Stanley


 

Foghorn Leghorn by Marga.

 

My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt.

With each coat of paint, whether it’s watercolors, gouache, acrylics and oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, the main images on my mini whimsy collection, were painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife).

I love the movement of things… whether it’s the hair or feather on a bird’s head or the drooping of a flower’s leaf…I want to make my painting live and breathe.

While living in the Caribbean I founded an annual fine arts fair, featuring over 20 very talented and diverse artists.

I draw on a regular basis with an exceptional group of local artists and am one of the founding members of Tempo Gallery, an arts collective, in Astoria.

My art has been shown in Canada, British West Indies, and the US, with collectors in OR, NY, NJ, MO, CA, FL, WA and Canada and Japan.– Hugs, Marga.

Comment received:

“Marga’s art blows me away. Dreamlike but not dreamy. More like a visionary kind of thing. Like the vestibule to an encounter with the inner workings of the being. Loved it. I really like the vision of this artist.” — David R.

 

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SHADOWS, an exhibition throughout October,  focuses on the interplay of light and dark through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses. New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell,  Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Ashley Howarth, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis,  Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Copenhaver, abstract artist

Diane is a resident of the northwest and recently embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash her creative talents after a successful career in business. Art classes at Bellevue College have provided foundational skills focused on the principles and elements of design, color theory and harmonies, and painting techniques and processes.

Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.

Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of tools and mediums.

 

 

“As I contemplated the subject of ‘Shadows’, I found inspiration in a variety of perspectives around the idea of shadow; shadow as opposite, reflection, repetition, companion, or as enabled by light.”

 

“I enjoy the freedom of non-representational painting and used these ideas of shadow to explore the use of black and white and the beautiful gradients of grey. I have expressed ‘Shadows’ through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light. I am naturally moved to create a sense of mystery in my painting and hope that my work for ‘Shadows’ provides the space to engage and create a personal story and interpretation of shadow.” –Diane Copenhaver

 

 

 

 

One of four.  Gradient series by Diane Copenhaver.

 

 

Sincerely series. I and II by Diane Copenhaver.

 

Layer series. I, II, III and IV by Diane Copenhaver.

 

 

Mysteries by Diane Copenhaver.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

 SHADOWS, an exhibition  through October,  focuses on the interplay of light and dark with through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses.

New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell,  Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.

 

 

Lisa Wiser is a visual artist living and working in Oregon. She draws inspiration from the scenic northwest, travel adventures and reading novels to create watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media paintings. Also an avid photographer, she chronicles her visual inspirations as she records obscure landscapes, architectural details, and other intriguing painting subjects.

 

Pursuits in life drawing and plein air painting confirms that she prefers a direct association with her subjects while working from life both outdoors or in the studio.

 

 

“The foundation of my work is a keen interest in the concept of structure in both the natural and built environment. My primary interest is capturing landscape scenes that visually articulate my emotional response upon approaching the scene.”–Lisa Wiser

 

Shadows of Butte by Lisa Wiser

 

Her representational work is characterized by vivid color, great depth of space and attention to detail.

Lisa earned a BS Degree in Art Education from the University of Oregon and has completed graduate coursework in graphic design, art education and painting. Lisa has been invited to serve in both curatorial and juror positions for various arts organizations in the area. She has taught art from pre-school through college and adult level courses and has recently retired as a substitute art teacher for her local school district to devote more time to her painting.

Aside from painting Lisa enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, skiing, and family time with her three adult children and husband, travel and fixing things. Her favorite getaways are the forests and deserts of Central Oregon and her family’s rustic retreat on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho.

Save the date and time.

October 7th, 5-7pm

Opening reception for SHADOWS, an exhibition, Fairweather House and Gallery.

Welcoming artist Lisa Wiser.

Introducing glitter house artist Tamara Johnson.

 “SHADOWS,  expressed through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light.” –Diane Copenhaver

SHADOWS will feature new artwork by Fairweather resident artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Whelpsy Whelp, Marga Stanley and  Neal Maine.

Featured artists will be in attendance and will offer an artist talk about their works of art.

 

Special guest, FLYNN, an American Kestrel, from the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. 

Take a note!

SHADOWS,  the opening reception, will be a benefit for the WCNC.

Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Oregon corporation, that specializes in wildlife rehabilitation of resident and migratory birds, mammals and other wild creatures.

 WCNC relys on the generosity of individuals and community groups for annual funding through donations, as well as grants from foundations, both local and from around the country.

 

 

More information to follow.

 

Dancing With The Stars by Marga Stanley.

 

The Snorkler by Marga Stanley.
For more info about the artist, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ ..Marga Stanley

 

 

Eagle Sunrise by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

For more images please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine

Proceeds in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy/ NCLCtrust.org

Moon and Mermaid by Ashley Howarth.

To read info go to …https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/a-decade-of-emerging-artist-bac… Jan 7, 2017 – Posted by Fairweather House and Gallery under Ashley Howarth, … kristin–qian/ shows a new emerging artist for the entire month of August.

 

Seaside clam tide by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.
For more info about Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, who also performs as the official Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer, go to http://www.facebook.com/ Linda Fenton-Mendenhall Photography

 

Sunburst  by Gayle H. Seely

For more info  go to: http://www.coastweekend.com/cw/visual/20150324/artist-reception-held-for-gayle-h-seely

Take note!!!

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!
September 2nd, 5-7pm
  Fall opening reception at Fairweather House and Gallery

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

 

The summer art season ends with a most perfect exhibition titled COLOR IT FALL. New original art compositions revolve around the complementary clash of the deliberately heightened blues, bright oranges and warm yellows.  Color is the dominant element in new art by resident artists Jo Pomeroy Crockett Ph.D., writer and artist,  bead artist Gayle H. Seely, abstract painter Renee Rowe, Michael Muldoon, Dr. Dale Veith, Paul Brent and Lisa Wiser!

 Introducing prize-winning artist Mike Mason, who uses carefully dried, pressed and placed botanicals to create art to support natural habitats conservation.   In addition, welcoming  new NW Cathy Mahardy to the  Gallery.  

Naturalist, scientist and biologist Neal Maine will speak at 6: pm about the ecology of the local habitat. 

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

 

 

Moulton Skies over Tiilamook Head. Original oil by Micheal Muldoon.

To view more art by Michael Muldoon, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Micheal Muldoon

 

 

Eagle Sunrise by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

To view more images by Neal Maine, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Neal Maine

 

 

 

Art by Marga.

To view more art by Marga, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Marga Stanley

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson

To read more about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ ….artists/ …Penelope Culbertson

“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.” — Kahlil Gibran

 

“We must strive to be like the moon.’ An old man in Kabati repeated this sentence often… the adage served to remind people to always be on their best behavior and to be good to others.  No one grumbles when the moon shines. Everyone becomes happy and appreciates the moon in their own special way. Children watch their shadows and play in its light, people gather at the square to tell stories and dance through the night. A lot of happy things happen when the moon shines. These are some of the reasons why we should want to be like the moon.”   –Ishmael Beah

 

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

–John F. Kennedy

Top ten 2016 smile times.
 Laughter has a magnetic quality.
Laughter is contagious and uncontrollable.
Laughter can create unique bonds between people.

Indeed.

The ability to have a good laugh — especially at our own expense — may be essential for survival.

TIME magazine reported: Ursula Beermann of the University of California, Berkeley, and Willibald Ruch of the University of Zurich studied 70 psychology students to gauge their ability to laugh at themselves. The findings support what has long been believed: that being able to laugh at oneself is not only a distinct trait, but is also linked with having an upbeat personality and good mood and may be the foundation for a good sense of humor.

And, so, we move forward to 2017!!!

A blank canvas.

Please visit us at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com to read more about our work.

mothers-daughters-friends

“Here’s  my new  paintings. They are called “Sons” and “Daughters” because my images could be brothers, sisters, partners or friends, but always, we are sons and daughters.” –Marga Stanely

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And, as always, a bit of whimsy by Marga:

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“Look to the Moon” by Marga Stanley.

Fun Fact: This year, the full moons of October, November and December all take place when the moon is at its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth — a so-called supermoon. The supermoon, November’s full Beaver Moon, peaked its full supermoon phase on Monday, Nov. 14.

 

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With love from MARGA, “Catching the Wind”

IMAGINATION….

“My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt.

 

With each coat of paint, whether it’s watercolors, gouache, acrylics and oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with…. for instance, the main images on my mini whimsy collection, were painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife).

I love the movement of things… whether it’s the hair or feather on a bird’s head or the drooping of a flower’s leaf…I want to make my painting live and breathe.”–  Big Hugs, Marga Stanley

 

stealin-home

“Stealin’ Home” by Marga.

Please visit http://www.faiweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Marga Stanley for more information.

Please visit Art by Marga.com for more about the artist.

Fun Facts:
While living in the Caribbean, Marga founded an annual fine arts fair, featuring over 20 very talented and diverse artists.

As an artist, Marga draws on a regular basis with an exceptional group of local artists and am one of the founding members of Tempo Gallery, an arts collective, in Astoria.

For eight delightful years, Marga has read “Bedtime Stories in Marga’s World” on KMUN radio, her platform for DOING GOOD WORKS.

And, too, sometimes, when subject matter wasn’t available, Marga writes her own children’s stories.

 

 

marga-lecturing

“Beach Boys” SOLD @ Fairweather’s to a collector of  Marga’s art.

For more images and stories about Marga, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/blog… 

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/for-the-power-of-two-exhibit-art…Jun 27, 2016 – “July’s theme THE POWER OF TWO has been a fun one for me and so enjoyable to do. Best friends, companions, confidants and playmates … 

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/coastal-kindred-whimsical-artist-…Mar 2, 2015 – “My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt … 

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/for-open-windows-an-image-an…Apr 26, 2015 – Q: How did the theme for Open Windows come to be, you ask? A: In 2015 the artists were invited to submit a two-word theme and…

 

A delightful, soft-spoken speaker, Marga Stanley lectured about her latest works of art, sometimes painted with a toothpick  (please forgive us as we cannot keep this fact silent),  during the opening reception of Quiet and Clarity on December 3rd.

 

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