Peggy Evans


 

 

Happy news!

Fairweather artist Carolyn Macpherson received Second Place for her “Necanicum Estuary” watercolor at the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Spring Show!

And, too, Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode on June 3rd 5-7:pm, during the opening reception for ICONIC, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather House and Gallery.

More about the artist and her art work:

Carolyn Macpherson, as a self-taught oil painter, readily sold her art, but wished for the training that would give her more confidence. Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark, she was hired by the local community college to teach evening art classes and. She was also active in the Washington State Arts Commission and directed the SW Washington Arts Festival.

Numerous awards and accolades followed, including showing at Sacramento art galleries, the Crocker Art Museum, wine label design awards, publications in the American Artist magazine and the book, “How Did You Paint That?”

Carolyn served as an interpretive host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, setting up her easel and using art to explain the region’s geology. She was commissioned to illustrate all of the interpretative displays at the Visitor’s Center, as well as the signage for the park’s hiking trails and botanical gardens. Loss of her husband has left a distinct impression on her current work, which is now softer, more atmospheric and introspective. Carolyn’s work is a reflection of her commitment to plein air painting, and the natural environment.

 

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Jan 13, 2017 – Pair of Sand Hill Cranes by Carolyn Macpherson About the artist: Inspired by a ninth grade teacher, Carolyn Macpherson has been painting in …

 

We are v-e-r-y honored in having Carolyn Macpherson as a Fall 2017 Fairweather Paint and Sip!

Stay tuned to hear more about this fun event.

To read more about Carolyn’s past art classes go to: http://www.motherlodeartassociation.org/programs.html

 

Happiness times three! Just in! Paper cranes by Fairweather artist Peggy Evans.

“Folding Origami Cranes– Each one a small miracle. Folding cranes can be very soothing and calming – almost meditative in nature.
Once the folds are learned a rhythm develops. A rhythm that is easy and comforting. And after going through the folds, a crane emerges.” —
Peggy Evans

Peggy Evans is a NE Portland Artist and 3rd generation Oregonian. Following graduation from Oregon State University, she enjoyed a 25 year career as a retail advertising designer and illustrator. Now she splits her time between her Garden and studio where creates new Origami Crane Designs.

 

 

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Peggy Evans, Artist
Peggy Evans is a Northeast Portland Artist. She folded her first Origami Crane at age 15 in a Japanese Language class at Grant High School, in Portland. Following graduation from Oregon State University she enjoyed a 25 year career as a retail advertising designer and illustrator – Peggy now enjoys her home studio where she paints and creates Embellished Origami Crane Ornaments and Gifts.

Artist Statement:

“Creating my original crane ornaments gives me the freedom and joy to express my love for color. With the endless combinations of colorful paper and beads – every crane is unique! Each year new designs and ideas are added to my crane collection. All designs are unique, designed and conceived in my home studio this year’s new design is the Crane Dragon! I have been designing and selling embellished cranes for 8 years.” — Peggy Evans

Close up of Peggy Evans’s hand-made paper crane flamingo with feathers and crystals. Much love, whimsy and fun crafted with bendable beaded legs! Now! Smile!

Folding Origami Cranes– Each one a small miracle! Folding cranes can be very soothing and calming – almost meditative in nature. Once the folds are learned a rhythm develops. A rhythm that is easy and comforting. And after going through the folds, a crane emerges.

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Each Crane ornament is sold with a box and the story of the meaning of the crane.

Questions and Answers:

Q: What is the meaning of the Origami crane, you ask?

A: An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane.

• Hanging in a home crane assures the dwellers good things will happen.
• In recent years origami cranes have been adopted as a symbol of peace.

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Q:  What is a group of cranes called, you ask?

A:  A gathering of cranes is called a herd.

For more interesting and fun facts about the names of a gathering of animals, go to https://www.reference.com › Science › Biology

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