Sharon Kathleen Johnson


“Riding on the Beach”  by  Sharon Johnson

Oil on canvas, 11″x 14″ $200

 

About the artist:

Sharon Johnson graduated with a BA in English Literature but art was a strong second major for her. She received numerous awards and a PEO scholarship for her representational drawing, painting, and calligraphy.

 

Sharon Johnson, a local Seaside artist, plays jazz music on the violin, grows veggies on a small plot, and plays classical piano.

 

More about Sharon Johnson:

  • Studied Languages, Art, and Music at  Reed College and Portland State University
  • Has a B.A. in English Literature
  • Is a resident artist at Fairweather House and Gallery

 

 

Q:  What else is up with the art by Sharon Johnson, you ask?

A: Selected oil paintings by Sharon Johnson are featured in an Oregon Coast Online Art Show, a benefit for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.  Read more at http://www.coastarts.org.

 

 

“Red Canoe”

Oil on canvas by Sharon Johnson

8″ x 10″ $100

“I’ve always considered ‘Red Canoe’ my masterpiece.” –SJ

 

Fairweather offers a dose of Americana in SUMMER SERVED in an art show and sale that is on exhibit through June 30th.

Featuring original art by Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson, as well as, wood serving bowls by Tom Willing.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside

 

Please read more about our gallery and our commitment to NW artists and products made by NW hands.

“Part curatorial, part installation Fairweather House and Gallery brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and grouping them in seasonal spectrums.”

 

Open Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun 11-4:pm

Closed Tue and Wed until July

Moving forward our hours will remain limited until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus.

Staying safe.

 

 

 

Sisters by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, oil on canvas

 

“I keep detail down to a minimum because a painting needs to be different than a photo. Simply reproducing a photo in every detail misses the point of painting, which is to create a new reality. I draw by eye and that can bring out interesting distortions. I like to work small because I can finish a work in three or four hours.   Each one is a stepping stone to becoming a better painter.”

 

Photo inspiration from the past.

Kind of ironic–the beaches are closed to vehicles and pedestrians  during the pandemic crisis.

 

 

“Most recently, I have worked on the human figure. Skin tone is a particular challenge. I tend to simplify detail in service to composition. This is the reference photo (google searching  a subject like “children on the beach” and choose subjects that seem simple with no more than three figures per painting.”  Sharon Kathleen Johnson,  seaside  artist, studied Languages, Art, and Music at Reed College.

 

 

“Sharon Kathleen Johnson’s artwork for incorporates the elements of art with memories—and one principle of design—unity—to communicate  feelings and emotion.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest

 

 

 

“Outside Interests” framed in white Leah Kohlenberg,

This pastel painting is inspired by the Oregon coast, but the colors are wild and bright (sometimes wacky).  This is to allow some of the raw brushwork and initial power that comes from an artistic first impression.”   Leah Kohlenberg, abstract painter.

“And, too, I have my art classes are online. I have one adult class that meets online on Sundays, from 1-4 p.m. and have added several kids classes during the week.” Leah

 

“What an online art class looks like.”  Leah Kohlenberg

“Say  hi to still life students and Reuters employees in Europe (Poland, England, Germany and Spain locations represented).Teaching is an attempt to share with others the more vibrantly colorful world that’s in my head. I have taught art for 18 years, first by helping start an English language art school called Sziv Studios in Budapest, Hungary with American artist Paula Brett, and since then teaching hundreds of students of all ages.  I founded the Roaming Studio for teaching art classes in 2010 (renamed Leah Kohlenberg Fine Art Classes in 2016).”  ”  Leah

 

 

“Drawing magnolia branch!! Trying to find some beauty amidst the chaos of life.”  Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching.  She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artist. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is interested in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty. Her passion is to bring attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and emphasize nature’s and human fragility. She is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has e authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”

 

 

Although,  we are dismayed over the current state of the pandemic crisis, about our gallery being closed, about not being able to serve our community in person at this time, we hope that you will find kindness and compassion for those in the arts who are struggling around you.

As we love art, we will continue to offer stories about the artists that are producing in the spring of 2020. 

 

We will see you on the other side of this.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon

Closed until it is safe to reopen…

Please visit us at:  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Due to the  novel coronavirus the gallery shut its doors on March 15, 2020

Please stay in touch with the us

We are still here for you, however, in a different way

Contact us on messenger on FB, or email fairweatherhouseandgarden@gmail.com

Flashback photo.

Fairweather Gallery art hostesses  Elaine, Kathy, Eliza, Kay, Shirley, Joan, Denise with naturalist Neal Maine  during the 2016 opening reception of Art Saves.   c. Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

April 04, 2020

Seaside, Oregon remains under an emergency order restricting visitors and access to public buildings, parks, streams, and beaches.

Please see  detalis at www.cityofseaside.us

 

If you’re stuck inside thanks to the age of social distancing due to #COVID19, while we may not be able to visit the ocean right now, these videos will help bring it right to your living room.

http://ow.ly/ZqI150z4wrq

Hand made bamboo vase and platter, hand wrapped fiber flower stem, hand crafted natural reed centerpiece, handforged wall scone, mouth blown leopard glass, hand beveled mirror, ribbon bow box by Ray Noregaard and handmade lined silk table slip cover.

 

 

 

Handmade pottery by Suzy Holland, willow console table, salmon and trout ceramics by Teresa Weisman-Knight, seascapes by Ron Nicolaides, mixed media art by Jan Shield, watercolor by Emily Miller, handmade silk pillows, mouth blown art glass, marble and plaster decor one-of-a-kind decor objects and hand turned wood candle sticks.

Jewelry by Mary Bottita,  photos in resin by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, oils by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, mezuzahs by Rosalyn Andronescu, hand made glass by Christine Downs  and art glass Fedor Zubanov and Irina Nazarkina.

 

Landscapes by Lee Munsell, watercolor with calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, fused glass by Carolyn Lindberg and Christine Downs.

 

 

Handmade quilt  and penny lamb pillow by Cherry Jones Harris and wood turned bowl by Daniel Harris.

 

 

Sea star wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wine barrel Lazy susan table by Mike Morris and nautilus segmented shells by Mike Brown.

 

 

MADE opening reception hostesses.

Shirley, Joan, Saundra, Kemy Kay and Denise.

 

“Made,” an exhibition, for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works by Northwest hands.

On sale through November 24.

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the Fairweather Gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”

To read more about the artisans, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com

 

Save the date and time
Next opening reception

Dec. 7, 5-7:pm

An exhibition titled HUE

“Children on the Beach” by Sharon Kathleen Johnson. Oil on Canvas

 

 

“Father and Daughter” by Sharon Kathleen Johnson. Oil on Canvas

 

 

“Running Ahead” by Sharon Kathleen Johnson. Oil on Canvas

 

 

“Building a Sandcastle” by Sharon Kathleen Johnson. Oil on Canvas

 

“Family of Four” by Sharon Kathleen Johnson. Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

September 7, 5-7:pm

 

CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, as well as abstract monotones found only in the natural world.

Featuring contemporary illustrative artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Renee Rowe, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

“Running in the Surf” by Sharon Kathleen Johnson    Oil on Canvas 9 x12

“Sharon Kathleen Johnson’s artwork for CONTRASTS has incorporated the elements of art with shapes and colors—and one principle of design—unity—to communicate  feelings and emotion.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest

CONTRASTS on view through September 25.

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

Read more:

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Aug 1, 2018 – Art history also holds a strong fascination for Sharon Johnson,… …

 

 

 

 

 

“After the Storm” oil on canvas by Susan Romersa

 

“Ship in the Mist” oil on canvas by Susan Romersa

For OUTSIDE INTERESTS, Fairweather’s August exhibition, Susan Romersa wrote that she painted landscapes in the style of J.M.W. Turner.

 

Q:  What is the painting style of J.M.W. Turner, you ask?

A: J.M.W. Turner, the English 19th-century painter is known for his interest in sublime landscapes. He is seen as a pioneer of Romanticism.  Turner received his formal studies at the Louvre and found inspiration in landscape painting. He began sketching in oils while outdoors—a new technique that would eventually be adopted by the Impressionists. This shift in focus culminated in compositions that blended sublime views of nature and championed Romanticism, a movement that rejected traditional perspectives on painting.

“The Blue Rigi, Sunrise” by J.M.W. Turner

“A master in landscape and marine painting, J.M.W. Turner challenged the style of the old masters, trailblazing in technique and subject matter, Turner often shocked his contemporaries with his loose brushwork and soft color palette while portraying the development of the modern world unlike any other artist at the time.”

 

 

Susan Romersa, after a long history in Las Vegas Advertising and Public Relations, moved to the Oregon coast to be closer to family. She enjoys photography, writing, and painting. Oregon is an amazing place for photography and Susan is planning to get out in nature and expand her work, and to continue her oil painting. In addition, after many years of study, Susan became ordained as a Minister of Religious Science in 2005. Susan has continued her work in publicity here in the Seaside area.

 

 

 

Artist Susan Romersa lectured at the opening reception of OUTSIDE INTERESTS at Fairweather House and Gallery.

“Landscape I” oil on canvas by  Sharon Kathleen Johnson

“Landscape II” oil on canvas by Sharon Kathleen Johnson

 

“Pink Clouds” oil on canvas by Sharon Kathleen Johnson

 

Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

About the artist:

After a long hiatus to raise a family and having a career, Sharon Kathleen Johnson has returned to her first love, oil painting.  She studied Languages, Art, and Music at Reed College, Portland, OR and Portland State University, Portland, OR.  Sharon went Seaside High School and lives in Seaside, Oregon. Sharon plays the violin and the piano. Favorite quote:

 

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but only that which confers grace.”

 

 

For OUTSIDE INTERESTS, Seaside artist Sharon Kathleen Johnson has painted landscapes in the Impressionist style.

 

Q: What is the Impressionist style of painting, you ask?

A: Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), and ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. Impressionism originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s.

Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh/1877

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

August 3-25 Exhibition

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest. Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible. Artists include Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa and Dale J. Veith.

Painting in the style of an Impressionist, the artist Sharon Kathleen Johnson captures the momentary and transient effects of sunlight. She portrays overall visual effects instead of details, and uses short  brush strokes of mixed and pure unmixed color—not blended smoothly or shaded,—to achieve an effect of intense color vibration.

Welcoming new artists:  oil painter Vicky Combs-Snider, glass artist Christine Downs and encaustic artist Elina Zebergs to the gallery.

http://www.fariweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 


 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, 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,  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, wearing pressed foliages by Mike Mason.

 

 

Pastel landscape by Carmela Newstead and vintage jewelry necklace by Reneé Hafeman.

 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.

 

“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.

 

“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

 

“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

For more about the gallery, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com.

“Seaside Clam diggers”  by Sharon Johnson. Original oil on linen.

 

Sharon Johnson graduated with a BA in English Literature but art was a strong second major for her. She received numerous awards and a PEO scholarship for her representational drawing, painting, and calligraphy.

 

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Art history also holds a strong fascination for Sharon Johnson, particularly purveyors of magical realism like Rosseau, Magritte, Grant Wood, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O’Keefe. Sharon’s intention is to create a happier and more colorful child-like universe.

More about Sharon Johnson, artist:

After a long hiatus to have raise a family and have a career, Sharon returned to her first love, oil painting, and began showing in bookstores, galleries, and libraries.

She has shown at Shearwater Gallery, Beach Books Bookstore, and Seaside Public Library, all in Seaside, Oregon.

EDUCATION
Seaside High School, Seaside OR 1972
Clatsop Community College, Astoria OR 1974
Reed College, Portland OR 1978
Portland State University, Portland OR 1978