Michael Muldoon


Featuring  art by regional artists:  floral and grasses  by Susan Curington,  landscapes by Jan Shield,  pastels by Joanne Donaca, wood cut birds and blooms by Gregory Graham, mouth blown glass by Cindy DuVall, watercolor butterflies by Denise Joy McFadden, textiles by Linda Ballard  and rice paper florals by Zifen Qian.  

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists.

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BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s through April. “It’s like living inside a garden, the gallery is layered  with colorful accessories, beautiful artworks, and gorgeous garden books.”

So lovely.  So perfect.  So right.  

Photo layout  by Fairweather artist and Seaside Art Walk photographer, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall featuring  the April  2017 salon-style display of art.

Selected BLOOM artists in salon style gallery display, left to right:   floral oil on linen art by Michael Muldoon,  still life oil on linen by Melissa Jander,  landscape pastels by Gretha Lindwood, encaustic (painting in beeswax) by emerging artist Rebecca Gore, abstract floral pastels by Gretha Lindwood, emerging artist mermaids in sea florals by emerging artist Ashley Howarth, and “Garden Party” tulips and hyacinths  original oil by Melissa Jander.

A round of applause for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s throughout the month of April! You  introduced an imaginative way of displaying many diverse  NW artists.  The artwork brings together design drama in extraordinary intimacy and charm that creates a feeling of a springtime garden stroll. Thank you!” — Bonnie W.

Q: What is salon style display in the context of a gallery exhibition, you ask?

A:  Hanging art salon-style can be a dramatic and brave  way to decorate a wall, placing a range of art with unusual dimensions to create an interesting effect.   Neutral walls are considered a perfect way to cleanse the palette for the eye in  salon-style display.

 

For more info about the gallery and the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists

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Irish Heather, Wicklow Gap.  Michael Muldoon, artist.

Comment on “Irish Heather”, from the artist:

Coming down out of the Wicklow Gap just southeast of Dublin into Glendalough, the site of St. Kevins stone church built in 633 The beautiful lavender heather Ireland is so famous for, and al ways the vagabond sheep traversing the narrow roadways…where else can you capture that sight?  The heather so vibrant, with its varying hues of greens strewn in and between the rocks.  I hope this rendering makes you want to go there, you will not be disappointed!  An incredible place with wonderful people.”  –Michael Muldoon

 

 

 

Connemara Morning.  Michael Muldoon, artist.

Roaming the Connemara countryside with no fences, competing on the narrow roads…truly these sheep, without any cares, are iconic Ireland!

Connerara Morning reflects just how the Connemara area of Ireland is; subdued hues of greens, weathered rock outcroppings, and hardy sheep everywhere and however slowly they wish to go!  A beautiful sight to behold, and one I know I would attempt to render on a canvas when I returned home.  Ireland…certainly a “terrible beauty” as described regarding their history with England and internal strife, but a real genuine beauty nonetheless.  Incredible place AND people!”  –Michael Muldoon

About the artist:

Growing up on the Oregon coast, traveling American and Europe throughout his career, Michael Muldoon fell in love with color and the way artists of all genres capture it on canvas.

Irish Lands through March, 2017.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists… Michael Muldoon for more about the artist.

 

 

Front display table at Fairweather’s  featuring calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and ‘Irish Vista’, oil on linen,  by Michael Muldoon.

Please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com  …artists tab/  Penelope Culbertson/  Michael Muldoon for more information about the artists.

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Grace Note:

To Fairweather  artists, guests and cultural art patrons:

“Thank you for the sharing of your time at the opening reception of Irish Lands on March 4th, 2017.  The exhibition, which continues through March 28th,  all about the telling of Irish people who dance to the tune of their own muse and in doing so offer prose and art that reaches back to the beginning of time.” –Denise Fairweather

And, too, just in from Celtic jewelry designer Mary Hurst.

Braided Welsh pewter and amethyst quartz necklace.

 

For more info about the Mary Hurst please go to https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/tis-celtic-jewelry-by-mary-hurst-…

’tis Celtic jewelry by Mary Ryan Hurst for IRISH LANDS, an exhibition …Feb. 26, 2017

Pearls, sterling and crystal by Mary Hurst Ryan, Celtic jewelry designer. “I enjoy the blog and see how busy and involved you are in the art …

For more images  from the March 4th events in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

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Celtic High Cross by Michael Muldoon. Original oil.

Legend says that the first Celtic cross was formed by St Patrick while bringing Christianity to the Druids. The Druids used to worship a large circular stone. St Patrick, on seeing the significance of this stone, drew a large cross through the middle of it in order to bless it. From this act, the two cultures combined to form the Celtic cross. The cross represents Christianity and the circle is the Celtic representation of eternity, no beginning and no end.

Micheal Muldoon paints LIVE.

Michael Muldoon, artist,  offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening of IRISH LANDS, an exhibition, on March 6th.

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Trinity Cathedral, location of the Books of Kells, Dublin, Ireland by Richard Newman, photographer.

Q: What is the significance of the Books of Kells, you ask?

A: One of the experts on the manuscript Bernard Meehan writes “In Ireland it symbolizes the power of learning and the spirit of artistic imagination.” The scale and ambition of The Book of Kells is incredible. Written on vellum, practically all of the 680 pages are decorated in some way or another. On some pages every corner is filled with the most detailed and beautiful Celtic designs. The Book is the most famous manuscript in the Library of Trinity College Dublin where it is permanently on display. The Book of Kells is kept in a gallery with only two pages displayed at a time, although they are turned after some period.

https://www.tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kells/
http://www.special-ireland.com/the-book-of-kells/

 

And, too, for IRISH LANDS, an Irish  family heirloom from the 1800’s will be displayed throughout the month of March  at Fairweather’s



Irish Lands hostesses: Kathy B., Kay K., Denise F., Joan S., and Shirley Y. posing with the spinning wheel display at Fairweather’s.

Kate Hegarty came to America  from Ireland with a spinning wheel crafted in the 1800’s  during the Great Irish Potato Famine.

 

After flourishing for more than 600 years, the Weaver’s  (Spinning) Guild collapsed during the famine years (1846-1853). The Great Potato Famine of the mid-19th century is the most defining event in modern Irish history. The Famine or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation and emigration in Ireland between 1846 and 1853.  More than more than 5 million adults and children left Ireland to seek refuge, more than 60% did not survive the journey to America and beyond.  

 

Q: Who was Kate Hegarty, you ask?

 

A: Kate Hegarty, traveled a 16-year-old from County Limerick, Ireland to America in the mid 1800’s. She was the only member selected from a family lottery to safely leave during the Great Potato Famine in Ireland. She brought with her a family heirloom, a spinning wheel, crafted in the 1800’s and had hopes to earn a living in the textile trade. Instead, the young immigrant found work as a maid in Boston, saved her money to travel to the Washington Territory.  She worked as a mother’s helper and brought her treasured spinning wheel. She married a pioneer, Michael Curtin in 1854.  He had come to America from County Cork, Ireland traveling in a ship “around the Horn”.  He earned  money in the gold mines of San Francisco, and later Curtin settled in the Washington Territory. 

 

Curtin is the first pioneer family listed in the Clark County Historical Register, Washington Territory. The Curtin land claim is signed by Ulysses S. Grant, who served as quartermaster at Fort Vancouver from 1852 to 1853. 

Tradition gifts the spinning wheel to the eldest daughter of each generation. Denise Fairweather, founder of Fairweather House and Gallery, has  received the treasured family heirloom.

More info go to: http://www.globalgenealogy.com/countries/ireland/resources/

 

More info: The Famine Ships: Irish Exodus to America, 1846-51 – Edward Laxton, author.

 

To learn more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com and view the about, blog and artists tabs.r

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 “Irish Vista”  oil by Michael Muldoon.

 Irish form.

 Irish color.  

Appreciate the canvas and the way certain blended paint on a flat surface can create a unique beauty.

Seven original oil paintings depicting Ireland exhibiting through March.

“I am an interpretive oil painter. I love color so I strive to use it to represent the many dimensions of shadow, light and shapes. Painting with both a brush and a knife, I’ll try to create a canvas covered in bold, yet thoughtful color and texture.

My artistic journey followed a few years of teaching, coaching, time at West Point’s Military Academy, and then 30 years in sales and marketing with a major car company. I loved my job, but I love retirement even more, especially the time it gives me with family, friends, travel, and of course oil painting.

My art is an interpretation. At my age, as a proud grandpa, retired from a career which carried our family across the country a few times, as well as travels throughout Europe, I have appreciated, collected, and studied other artists and the way they interpret what they see. Especially, the works of Wallis, Berberian, Falke, and the amazing color they’ve found in the shadows! The way I paint, is the way I see it!”–Michael Muldoon.

 

Photographer Richard Newman’s offers photographs on metal for the IRISH LANDS exhibit.

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Kinsdale Door by Richard Newman.

Photography is not a job for me, it is a passion for capturing memories.

 

“I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now live in Beaverton and Gearhart, Oregon. As a kid growing up, I always loved the photographs in Life magazine. These pictures reached out from all parts of the world and showed both the beauty in landscapes as well as the reality of life.  

In high school and college I was a photographer for my newspaper and yearbook. In my senior year of high school I was the Assistant Photographer for the City of Cleveland and learned the fine art of photography and darkroom applications. 

I especially like to take pictures of landscapes, nature, sports and historical objects. I am fascinated in the various textures that nature has provided, allowing me to bring these objects to print.    

I have traveled to Europe 9 times and visited 29 countries which has given me the settings for some of my best photographs.  

Recently my photographs of the Bridge of Sighs and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in black and white were sold to ABC television and used on the Criminal Minds TV show.”

 

 

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com artists/Michael Muldoon

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‘COAST RANGE’  original oil by Michael Muldoon.

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‘WINTER’S BEAUTY’ original oil by Michael Muldoon.

And, too, a save the date shout out for Michael, who will be offering a Painting Seaside LIVE event and lecturing about art at Fairweather’s.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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Opening reception for Irish Lands, a special exhibition  featuring regional artists Michael Muldoon, Richard Newman, Mary Hurst, and Neal Maine,  among others.

Watch this post for more news and images about Irish Lands, the exhibit.

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Michael Muldoon, artist, speaking during at a 2016  Art Walk event at Fairweather’s.

For more information about the artist please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com/artists/Michael Muldoon

Now, back to winter art on display at Fairweather’s.

‘MOUNTAIN PASS” Intaglio art by Ashley Howarth, emerging artist.

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‘SNOWBOUND’ by Neal Maine/PacificLight Images.  

Blue Heron on the Necanicum River. 

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PacificLight Images  inspires others to honor nature’s trails in OUR OWN BACKYARD. Proceeds in support of NCLC.

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Neal Maine and Michael Wing

Unless otherwise noted, images are presented as they were photographed. Slight adjustment by cropping, lightening or darkening may have been used, but the photo subject is presented as recorded in the Oregon coastal landscapes.” A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each copyrighted and signed image. Available exclusively at Fairweather’s.

For more information  about NCLC and the Necanicum River go to:

http://www.nclctrust.org/

http://www.necanicumwatershed.org/

 

 

An oil painting of leaves tied with string and hung on a door nail

“Caught” by Savvy Dani. An oil painting of leaves tied with string and hung on a door nail

From Savvy Dani.  “Caught” original oil on linen. 

Savvy Dani is a visual artist based in Seattle, WA. She uses traditional drawing and painting materials to unearth beauty in the world around her.

From Elaine Sawyer, jeweler.
“Each seed pearl is hand sewed onto a firm backing, anchored to a stable form and covered by ultra-suede. I have made pendants and cuff bracelets. I never duplicate a design and each piece takes many, many hours. My husband, Mike, does the lapidary work to cut and polish the stones into cabochons.” Elaine

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Mike and Elaine Sawyer.

And, too, on Sept. 3rd during the opening reception for AGAINST THE CURRENT beaded cuff jeweler Elaine Sawyer spoke about her passion in creating fabulous beaded cuffs!

“I was educated in the Art of Nursing, working as a registered nurse for 38 years. The fine arts were critical to me to decompress and express my creative side. I found I have a good sense of composition, design, color and texture that gives me energy as I create.

Making jewelry from stringing paled as I learned weaving patterns: peyote, Russian weave, right-angled, and spiral using seed pearls. Then I discovered my true passion, pearl embroidery. I fell in love with the freedom to create totally original designs. I start with a natural stone cabochon, hand blown glass, or even a vintage button to serve as the focal point. That inspires me to choose the seed pearls in various colors, shapes, and textures to complement the piece.” —Elaine Sawyer

 

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New! Book folding art from Mary Boitta, artist.

Michael Muldoon’s latest!

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From Susan Curington.  Spirit of Summer.

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From Christine Trexel.  From plants grown in her garden: hand made paper, hand painted,  hand made box and hand made journals.

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From Neal Maine.  Eagle Sunrise.  Del Rey Beach, Gearhart.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ blog

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