Paul Brent


“First Look” original oil on canvas of a pair of pelicans  by Paul Brent.

Also pictured:

“Impressions of France” watercolor series by Paul Brent.  Sandpipers on the beach in Seaside, Oregon, two oils by Paul Brent, art glass by bowl by Sandy and Bob Lercari and sand dollar art glass in a frame by Bob Heath. In addition, a trio of landscape paintings that will be featured in the ODE to the TIDES exhibit, opening June 1 at Fairweather’s and will be on view in Seaside through June 30.

The traveling exhibit includes artwork of all kinds, from paintings to fiber, wood, stone, glass and ceramics. With regional and local artists displaying their work, the exhibit and sale bring together a multitude of styles and creativity. The exhibit will feature juried art for purchase. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries. Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities. To view the art selection for the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y


To read more about the artist, please visit artist tab/ Paul Brent


And, too, to read about Hurricane Michael and the Paul Brent Gallery in Florida, to to:




And, now take a note! After June 5, 2019 Paul Brent returns to Seaside Oregon for the 2019 summer season and will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE episode at Fairweather’s on the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks in July, August and September.

Paul Brent starts a painting at the beginning of the summer at Fairweather’s


Completed “Great Blue Heron” oil painting by Paul Brent.


Take a note! Paul Brent, wearing a Seaside baseball cap, arrived on June 5 for the summer and fall arts season at Fairweather’s.



Paul Brent is pictured with his Ode to the Tides works of art at the gallery.

For more about the Ode to the Tides, please go to:
Wetlands Conservancy presents ‘Ode to the Tides’ | Photos ……ode-to-the-tides/article_da874034-71e5-11e9-886b-…
May 11, 2019 – The exhibit will feature juried art for purchase. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to …

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

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

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Copyright © 2019

 ‘Shannon’ crystal candle sticks.

Ireland is home to some of the world’s most impressive crystal designs, among them ‘Shannon’  crystal. The craft of Irish crystal making is an art form that has been developed and modified over hundreds of years, going back as far as the Celts, who brought the first glass to Ireland in for jewelry making.

Table design featuring ‘Shannon’ crystal, mixed-media beach stone and lichen art by Peggy Stein, ‘Great Blue Heron’ oil painting by Paul Brent, miniature abstract by  Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, semi-precious gemstone necklaces by Mary Bottita.  Tables by D. Fairweather, gallerist and  allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers. Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.



Green art glass: no other medium captures the dance of light and color so perfectly, mouth blown gracefully into a free-form shape. Approximately 20’ diameter at rim.

Kemy Kay, art hostess in dressed in the wearing of green, Carol Johansen, frequent gallery visitor. She is a cousin to Fairweather resident artist Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, did you know?

Pastels on table by Leah Kohlenberg,  raw edged coffee table by Ray Noregaard, birch wood framed acrylics on grass cloth  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, abstract 12×12 by Diane Copenhaver, pen and ink framed and matted art by emerging artist Brenda Gordon, paper cloth beaded origami by Peggy Evans and table display featuring the liquid beauty of a hand blown fluted glass bowl. Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall


One-of-a-kind hand-crafted art jewelry at the Fairweather Gallery. Distinctive  NW artist-made necklaces and earrings.


Concert grand piano display for ‘March’ featuring watch necklaces by Brigitte Willse, sea glass jewelry by Barbara Walker, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and earrings by Mary Boitta, Mary Hurst, Karen Johnson and Tanya Gardner.




Leather key ring cross by Luan and silver cuff by Alan Stockam and Heather Rieder.




To read about the history of the Celtic cross, please visit


To read more about past Irish and March articles about  Fairweather’s go to:…/a-round-of-applause-for-after-pa…

Mar 12, 2017 – A round of applause for after party images from IRISH LANDS, an exhibition opening at Fairweather’s.

Feb 14, 2017 – Posted by Fairweather House and Gallery under Q&A | Tags: Art Galleries, … Kate Hegarty came to America from Ireland with a spinning wheel …
Mar 2, 2016 – The Wildlife Center of the North Coast will bring a live American kestrel to FairweatherHouse and Gallery during …


Making the Dollar: Fairweather House & Gallery. Published: March 26, 2009. During 25 years of interior design experience she …

Top left: Rain painting by Jeni Lee, mixed media 12 x 12 painting by Jan Rimerman, mini words in wisdom by Diane Copenhaver, ceramics, lava vases and pottery by Emily Miller, mouth blown glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lercari, pastel “Pond Reflection” by Dan Mackerman, as well as calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

Top center: “Great Blue Heron” oil painting by Paul Brent.

Top right:  pair of whimsical art by Marga Stanley.

Bottom left: Seaside Visitors Bureau/ Tourism booklet 2019 open to a page about the Fairweather Gallery.  Nature photography by Neal Maine.

Bottom center:  Watercolors on yupo by Carolyn Macpherson and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.

Bottom right: IIumne  candle collection on piano,  Fine Art lamps,  mirror by Currey and Co., indoor/outdoor garden stool by Art Interiors and limited edition rabbit lithographs.

2019 March postcard by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


#10. Seaside Painting LIVE ™ demonstrations.  At the easel is artist Carolyn Macpherson.


#9. Fourth annual harp petting zoo. Faiweather’s December Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.


#8.  Artist Emily Miller’s 100 Turtles project. Doing good works.


#7.  Shirley 88 performing LIVE on the Fairweather grand.

#6.  Celebrity artists Jorjett Strumme, Agnes Field and Barbara Rosbe Felisky lecturing.


#5.  Five rescued Fairweather greyhounds made an appearance in the gallery.


#4. Share and Share Alike exhibition.  Indeed, a  show with a personal backstory. Pictured with calligrapher Penelope Culbertson.


#3.  The Perfect Pair, Perfect Pare and Perfect Pear exhibition.  Jo-Pomeroy-Crockett, PhD., explains.


#2.  All the Neal Maine naturalist and habitat lectures at 6:pm during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks.


#1.  Paul and Lana Jane Brent. Looking back and, surely, looking forward to 2019.


“Truly, it’s the people that offer the energy and talent that propels Fairweather House and Gallery.”

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Joanie, “the Bouncer”

“You must finish the wine before stepping out to the street”.

That’s a Seaside Wine Walk  rule.


“Best place to stand in line.”  Comment heard.


“Best wine ever and I am a wine connoisseur.”  Comment heard.

Marlene Grant pouring.  

Parrett Mountain Cellars


May 2018 Wine Walk. Just minutes before “Shirley 88 and the Boys”  started playing LIVE music.


A group of mermaids arrived complete with a “Mermaid Security” person.


November Wine Walk.


Lovely start to the  2018 November Wine Walk evening.

November 2018.

Photo by Cathy Tippin.


LIVE music performed by Larry Allred on percussion, Ray Coffy on sax & flute and Dan Golden on classical guitar.

November 2018.

Photo by Cathy Tippin.



Dennis Grant pouring.  

Parrett Mountain Cellars

November 2018.

Photo by Cathy Tippin.


November 2018

Dennis Grant pouring  

Joan assisting Parrett Mountain Cellars

Denise visiting

Photo by Cathy Tippin



Artists who created gorgeous original art for the Seaside Wine Walk at Fairweather’s:  wine bottle still life by Barbara Rosbe Felisky  (two oil paintings on canvas),  framed watercolor by Emily Miller and watercolor cluster of grapes by Paul Brent.   Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Take a note


Spring Downtown Wine Walk

Fall Downtown Wine Walk

Wine Walks are when Seaside opens its doors – and its bottles – to welcome wine enthusiasts during two wine tasting events. More than twenty participating wineries sell unopened bottles, allowing visitors to take home their favorite new find. Most of the wineries charge a small tasting fee, making it an inexpensive way to experience new wines and also see what downtown Seaside has to offer. The event also includes live music in several venues, complimentary appetizers, and a prize drawing for future Wine Walks.

For more details contact the Seaside Downtown Development Association (SDDA) at (503) 717-1914


LanaJane and Paul Brent @ Fairweather Gallery in Seaside. A memorable moment.

Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

Tribulations.  Paul Brent Gallery in Panama City after Hurricane Micheal.

October 10, 2018

“Just found this photo of the Gallery. Pretty much gone.” Paul


“I am so sorry, Paul.”  –Jan Barber, Mayor of Seaside, Oregon.


Read more:


Oh! My! Goodness!…/10/news-hurricane-michael-florida-explained/

October 11: Hurricane Michael hit the Florida pandhandle as a category 4 storm early Wednesday afternoon, setting a ..


Shuttered Paul Brent Gallery

Panama City, Florida

 “Anyone can open an art gallery The hard part is keeping it open.”  Paul Brent to paraphrase Will Rogers

Paul Brent

And, too, something special to share.

Dear friend, Paul Brent,  visited Fairweather’s,  three days after learning his Gallery in Panama City  had been damaged by Hurricane Micheal.

Paul Brent asked about flash back memories of finding a gallery gone.

the South Coast Coach

The Power of Story

As coaches we are always attuned to the power and the meaning of story. Aside from being careful that our own story doesn’t dominate a conversation with one of our clients, we, by are nature pay close attention to the stories that unfold around us.

I recently had one such incident and with her permission I am going to share it. The small town of Gearhart was besieged with a tremendous damaging windstorm in early December of 2007. Denise Fairweather, being fairly new to the community, had not had her Fairweather House and Gallery open long when the storm hit. It tore her business apart and left her in the hospital with a serious knock on the noggin that she was lucky to survive with. The beautiful things she had marketed in her shop and even large parts of the shop were scattered all over the area…

read more at … articles/ … power of story

And, too, during a visit on Oct.13, Paul Brent said “to share news his as you wish” as a friend.


A triumph, of sorts.

The Panama City water tower painted by artist Paul Brent survived Hurricane Michael!


In friendship.

Gallery blog post dedicated to Paul and LanaJane Brent.

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”


 For more about the artist when in Seaside, Oregon please visit artists tab/  … Paul Brent/


Paul Brent:  Oct. 17. Progress at the Gallery 😎



“I need to straighten up my studio a bit.” Paul Brent


October 19,  about one week after Hurricane Michael.

“Now for the Mexico Beach news. Worse than I thought. Pretty much destroyed with structural damage to second story floor support in both houses. Retrieved only a few items. Total reconstruction to structure exterior and interior necessary.”  Paul Brent


Paul Brent shares information about repairing art after a hurricane:

Check to determine if wet. For art framed in glass open the back and remove the art. Otherwise, it will mildew. Photos too. After it is dry, it can be remounted. Do not use masking tape. Use acid free or “archival “materials to remount. Otherwise, it will yellow your art. If there is paper or cardboard behind your canvas, pieces that are damp remove that and let the backside dry thoroughly before replacing the backing. Otherwise, mildew may grow from the back and ruin the art.

And, too, just a few comments:

“Thanks Paul. Good info. I am so sorry about your gallery. As soon as I get my house cleared, I will come down and help you.”

“How thoughtful of you to help others salvage their pieces.”



“Day 10 post apocalypse. Still no power. The water pressure comes and goes but at least there is water.  There is still no sense of getting back to normal! I find myself kind of running in place.  I am holding up but my heart is heavy.” — Jane Wolf/ Panama City


A memorable moment

Oct. 6, 2018

Paul and LanaJane Brent at the Fairweather Gallery before Hurricane Michael.



Keith Kramer

October 20 at 6:19 AM

I’m AMAZED that the National News isn’t covering all that is happening here. I truly cannot believe it.

I’m deployed up here in Panama City for disaster response with my agency and we took off with two hours notice and everyone here volunteered to go.

I’ve been in various areas of Bay County while here, Panama City, Mexico Beach, Lynnhaven, and PC Beach.

I’ve heard the word “devastation” used a lot and it can’t fully be appreciated until observed first hand. There are areas here, like Mexico Beach, that are literally destroyed. The damage is unfathomable and short of a nuclear weapon, we couldn’t cause that much damage on purpose with military weaponry and bombing.

The old “we will rebuild” saying doesn’t really apply here. Imagine if your entire town was wiped out; your home, your place of work, your child’s school, the places you shopped, the places you liked to eat, the things you saw everyday…..all gone. You can rebuild structures, but it’s not the same places or memories.

The people here are suffering greatly; they are shell shocked, lost, depressed, scared and uncertain about their future. I’ve seen the thousand yard stares, the walking wounded and those trying to make the best of things. Everyone here is just trying to get through to the next day.

The conditions for the people here are absolutely abysmal and even the mostly unscathed are having to adjust to this harsh existence.

The ER’s and hospitals are choked with the injured and more keep coming. Fire and EMS are scarce as they are heavily tasked with rescue and recovery operations. When people get hurt their options are limited and we’ve had to bandage people up the best we can and give them medical supplies and medications that we brought for ourselves.

Many if the roads are unpassable or treacherous to drive on. There are downed trees, downed power lines that are especially hard to see at night, and debris is everywhere. If their car punctures a tire or beaks down, there is no way to fix it yet. We had to bring a city mechanic with us and extra parts and tires. The local police cars here are all seemingly damaged. There are abandoned broken cars everywhere, with many just left in the street.

The passable roads are choked with traffic, due to returning residents, refugees going out, and thousands of power line trucks, tree service trucks, supply convoys and first responder vehicles. We use emergency lights while driving everywhere in order to get to where we are needed.

There are dead animals all over the roads; dogs, cats and wildlife, because of the chaos. There are numerous crashes happening and with a recent heavy fog that has appeared, several first responders have collided at intersections.



Southern Exposure: From Seaside to Panama … – The Daily Astorian…/southern-exposure-from-seaside-to-panama-city-impact-of-…



Nov 26, 2018 – A resident of Seaside, artist Paul Brent and his wife Lana Jane own a gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they also have a home and property.



Blue rubble is one of Paul’s homes in Mexico Beach.

December 2018 update

“Business now down to studs but roof back on.  Home OK . but our Mexico Beach homes  are gone.”  Paul Brent

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