Paul Brent

#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

Salt enhanced watercolor by Paul Brent, encaustic beeswax painting by Peg Wells, pastel by Kathy Moberg,  archival papyrus pen and ink, rice paper by Zifen Qian, mixed media on easel by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

“The works included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art. Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject.” –Agnes Field, curator

Mixed media art mask by Jorjett Strumme, miniature oil by Barbara Rosbe Felisky, impasto oil paintings by Leah Kohlenberg and Painting Seaside LIVE(tm) Paul Brent.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall


Art in photo:   Carmela Newstead chiseled oil on linen, Agnes Field fresco art and a series of three impasto oils framed in basswood by Martha Lee. Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Exploring New Surfaces, a Fairweather exhibition, through October 31.

 Abstract watercolors by Donna Sanson, Oregon  myrtlewood cribbage board, segmented vase and nautilus sculptures by Mike Brown.

Crafted by NW hands.

Folded book art by Mary Boitta, en caustic art (aptly titled “Remembering Autumn”) by Peg Wells, origami by Peggy Evans, leather work by Luans Leathers, en caustic crows by Kathryn Delany and hand painted tiles by Sandy Applegate.

Abstracts by Diane Copenhaver and glass art by Bob Heath.


Handmade curly willow, mouth blown glass,  hand-made book and box by Christine Trexel.

Coral glass by Rinee Merritt, glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lecari and plein air oil by Lisa Wiser.


En caustic  art, ocean debris baskets, sea urchin bowls, moon platter by Emily Miller, mixed media stone art by Peggy Stein, abstract drip by Kimberly Reed and oil paintings by Sharon Kathleen Johnson.


Abstract miniatures by Tanya Gardner.


Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, watercolor by Bill Baily and pottery by Suzy Holland.


Abstract oil by Carmela Newstead.



Abstracts by Zifen Qian, maple bowls by Daniel Harris, watercolor by Paul Brent, landscape by Bill Baily and seascape  by Victoria Brooks.



For Shape and Color.

Art masks by Jorjett Strumme.

Paintings with pressed flowers on metal by Mike Mason. Anny Sears, model, with pressed foliages by Mike Mason.



Pastel landscape by Carmela Newstead, vintage jewelry necklace by Reneé Hafeman and en caustic blue abstract by Kimberly Kent.

Sunset oil paintings  by Nicholas Oberling, photograph by Neal Maine, pastels by Lynda Campbell and seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.


Mixed media diptych by Gary Pearlman, raw edged walnut bowl by Mike Brown and paper box sculpture by Christine Trexel.

Miniature oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.


Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Color and Shape” exhibition through September 30th.

The show covers every aspect of art, textures, materials and finishes, highlighting the quintessentially colorful fall season.

Grace note to the artists…


“Shape and Color, Fairweather’s September exhibition, would not be such a success without the beautiful work created by NW hands.  The selected artists provided new work to highlight the annual fall show.  We thank them all for the extraordinary opportunity to tell a seasonal story with their art.  Truly, the artists offered new exceptional work, and by doing so, they encourage those of us in the arts, to do more.”  Fairweather Gallery

Abstract series of three by Jan Rimmerman, seascape oil by Karen E. Lewis and pottery by Suzy Holland.  Shape and Color gallery hostesses Katie, Kemy Kay, Joan, Bonnie and Denise.


And, too, a grace note received from a gallery hostess to share.

“Thank you for the beautiful crystal I picked out for a gift.  Most, of all, thanks for bringing the utmost beauty to many, many people.  Most of all, thanks for inviting me to work in your stunning establishment.  It delights my eyes every time I come in.  Your artists are beyond comparison.” Kemy Kay

A grace note received from an artist.


“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself  what makes you come alive and then do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman, educator and theologian.
“Thank you for your encouragement and support in showing and growing my art.  You have created such a wonderful group of artists, and display our work in beautiful ways.  I am extremely grateful for your friendship and aliveness in out shared vision.”  Gayle H. Seely

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“Reunion House” by Paul Brent. Original watercolor.


Paul Brent at Fairweather House and Gallery. August 4, 2018

About the artist.

Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle. From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

He has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, and many more. He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He had authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee.



“Seaside House on the Prom” by Jan Shield.  Original oil on linen.




“On the Oregon Coast” by Jan Shield.  Original oil on linen. 


About the artist.

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, creates art at his Dancing Trees Sanctuary. “It is my home, studio and forest preserve in Newberg, Oregon. It is an environment of thick fir and maple forest blanketed with lush ferns and punctuated with sun lit meadows.” Through his paintings, Jan Shield shares a deep regard for Oregon. His art is a comment on naturalism, environment, light, space and at times, symbolism. The beautiful CMH-OHSU Collaborative selected art from Jan Shield to support the healing environment in their new facility in Astoria.


Grace note

“My husband and I were in your gallery last month and loved the art  displayed.  Our family reunion is a memory of a lifetime.  Because of this, a commissioned piece will hold special significance.  I have several pictures of the Rockaway Beach home we stayed in.  I took some pics of the rock formations, sea grass, , and rocks to give a feel for where we were.  Though the rocks were down the beach always, I would like them to show up a bit more so took a close up of them.  They don’t need to overpower the serenity of the scene howeve…”


If you would like to commission a painting of your home on the coast please contact us. (503) 738-8899


For more about the artists and the gallery, please go to

“Sea Star” by Paul Brent. Original oil on linen.

Table top display features one-of-a-kind accessories: mouth blown glass, driftwood garland, vintage glass and handmade glass spheres.


Table displays feature the art  and artists that, truly, offer endless inspirations for idyllic times at the beach.

More than 200 artists from across the Pacific Northwest are featured in the Faiweather House and Gallery, a business that has been an anchor for Seaside’s growing arts scene for more than 12 years. A variety of mediums include original paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry.

New pieces and artists are added each month, making the Fairweather House and Gallery a must-visit destination in Seaside, Oregon for art connoisseurs.


Art by Jan Shield,  glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari,  coral platter by Rinee Merritt, handmade box by Christine Trexel and origami garland by Peggy Evans.
Fairweather House and Gallery is a place to see finished creations of bowls, platters and sculpture, as well as contemporary paintings.

Jewelry by Cher Flick, Mary Hurst and Alan Stockam.  Myrtle wood by Fred and Janice Lukens.  Ocean scape painting by Ron Nicolaides. Gull portrait by Leah Brown.  Nantucket basket by Carol Bolster.  Sea anemone study by Jon Anni. Sail boat water colors by Paul Brent.


With appreciation to Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  photographer.


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