Tedd Chilless


January 2021 work in progress at the studio of Tedd Chilless

“Blooms in Sunlight” oil on linen 

 

“I treat painting flowers more like a portrait offering evidence of intimacy of the individual blooms.  My perceptions are realistic studies.”  TC

Just now hand delivered to the Fairweather Gallery by artist Tedd Chilless

“We need colorful works and flowers in our lives.”

Just in from Tedd Chilless.
“Alstroemeria” oil on linen 

The cut flower of all cut flowers, often called Lily-of-the-Incas, is a flower in almost all bouquets.

“I am a Contemporary Realistic Painter of Flowers and Landscapes.”  TC

 

 

And, so, for 2021 Tedd Chilless created new impasto oils using fine tools of his trade, a collection of palette knives.

 

 

 

Fresh Blooms” impasto oil painting by Tedd Chilless

Just in for 2021

 

“Iris” impasto oil painting by Tedd Chilless

Just in for 2021

Impasto painting is about using palette knives to press with a certain amount of paint thickness and texture. Each stroke is done in one confident and controlled movement. 

 

 

I did my architectural internship and received my Architect’s license in the Northwest. In addition, I received a Ford Foundation Fellowship. While on this fellowship I lived and studied in Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston where I studied painting.

I established my architectural firm in Portland, OR and as computers took over my architectural practice I experienced what I called ‘graphite withdrawal’.

It was a major change to go from sketching eight hours a day for twenty years to moving only a mouse. I felt the need to express my artistic skills and began painting in earnest. 

The transition from architecture to painting has been easy since the knowledge of form and composition are similar in both. I now paint full time.

I serve as an Oregon State Ambassador and am an Active Member of the Oregon Society of Artists.  —Tedd Chilless

 

 

Take a Note! Artist Tedd Chilless painting LIVE at Fairweather Gallery during the winter quarter of 2020. He is planning on more Painting Seaside LIVE ™ events Fairweather during the spring quarter of 2021, as well.

 

 

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With 2020 on its way out, our top ten collection is complete!

Number 10:  Masked hostesses and patrons!

 

Number 9: Fairweather’s welcomed back visitors with the promise of a safe experience after the pandemic shutdown.

 

 

Number 8: New 2020 artists that chose Fairweather’s.

 

Number 7: A farewell to artists departing the area.

 

Number 6: We renewed our support of NCLC following the reopening after the pandemic shutdown. Indeed, in 2020, it was more important than ever to keep up with our mission.

“Fairweather House and Gallery attends to the well-being of family, community and business through an uncompromising commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity, and excellence.”

 

Number 5: Fairweather artists who made 2020 the headlines, magazine covers, and news.

 

Number 4: We continued to engage the community in uplifting artist lectures.

 

 

Number 3: We found ways to experiment on smaller projects.  Fairweather artists pivoted to make art masks. Surely, adapting is nothing new for artists know how to mold art to fit new opportunities. 

 

 

Number 2: Quarantine, although stressful, gave the Gallery time to think more about how art, and specifically, the role of art can have on the global conversation. And, so, we created a new exhibition, November’s WILD BEAUTY, after reaching out to colleagues, partners, and artists introducing art beyond regional works to engage with hopeful messaging.

 

 

 

Number One:  Fairweather virtual show. SHORE THING. All things Seaside.

Produced by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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Grace note received

“Thank you for the blogs throughout the past year. We appreciate you so much. Your LOVE for all radiates and inspires.

Feelings of gratitude and thankfulness to you as we recall the JOY and motivation you have given us.

We wish you PEACE and HOPE  to help lovers of art find that perfect something in 2021.” Anny Sears & Mike Mason

 

 

We are grateful our readers, artists, and makers, for inspiring us through this year. 

We hope you have found a little extra warmth in all things Fairweather during 2020, as well.

 We are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.

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

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“There is the wilderness of innocence. It is  a reminder of all that: the beauty, the power of nature, the fragility of nature and the fragility of our nature and our own being. Nature will always be here.”   Carol Jazzar

 

Oil paintings by Leo Brew, rice paper art by Zifen Qian, glass by Christine Downs, burl wood frames, and speciality wood photo frames.

 

Snowy owl photo by Neal Maine, watercolor by Don Nisbett, handmade box by Christine Trexel, mouth blown art glass, gift cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, carved wood candlesticks, and knitted cloches by Linda Olson.

 

Encaustic art by Claudia Fuenzalida Johns, wood  bowl and tops  by Tom Willing, hand woven wire baskets, glass by Monet Rubin,  hand sewn COVID masks by Robin Montero (with the ‘nosey-bendy- thingy’), spooled velvet ribbon, and hand decorated ornaments(fa-la-la is coming).

Watercolor bird blocks by Lieta Gratteri, seed pearl box by Gayle H. Seely, framed watercolor by Mary Burgess, and floral by Mini’s Flower’s.

 

Graphite on yupo by Patricia Clark-Finley, silk and down accent pillows, and mouth blown art glass vessels.

 

Glass by Monet Rubin, sand blasted stemware by Rox Heath, abstract mirror by Neal Small, and hammered nickel candlesticks.

 

 

Impasto oils by Tedd Chilless, watercolors by Lieta Gratteri and drawings by Lori Wallace-Lloyd.

 P-s-s-t… can you spot the first hint in the photo above for ALL THAT GLITTERS, Fairweather’s upcoming December exhibition?

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

 WILD BEAUTY Exhibition and Art Sale

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

 

The Fairweather’s WILD BEAUTY exhibition is finely nuanced — in the selection of works, their judicious placement and the mastery of composition and diverse spot lighting.” —KR

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Displays by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers. Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Impasto oil artist Tedd Chilless presented a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Artist Leopoldine Brew offered an artist talk about her WILD BEAUTY oil paintings during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

 

Emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes gave an inspiring artist talk about her watercolor, pen and ink original works for the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Photo top left:

Landscape art by Lee Munsell, encaustic art Peg Wells, ocean oil by Phil Juttelstad, wave paintings by Sharon Abbott-Furze, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, and fused glass art pieces by Monet Rubin.

Photo top right:

Pelican mixed media by Helen Brown, watercolor landscapes by Mary Burgess, fresco paintings by Agnes Field, floral impasto by Tedd Chilless, pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, and fine art photography by Steven A. Bash.

 

Photo bottom left:

Fine art photograph by naturalist Neal Maine, abstract art by Barbara Martin, beeswax paintings by Kathryn Delany, graphite on yupo by Patricia ClarkFinley, landscape oil by Colette Fallon, and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Photo bottom right:

Mixed media WILD BEAUTY series by Jan Rimerman, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, wood bowls by Daniel Harris and Tom Willing

Photo collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY Exhibition and Art Sale

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew,  Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

“Wild Beauty/ Ash” pen and ink with watercolor by emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes 

“Get hopelessly lost in the art you make. Go down for days and come out on the other side with scrapes and bruises and a masterpiece.” – Ariel Bloomer

 

“Wild Beauty/ Wolf Spirit” watercolor mixed media by emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes

 

Vanessa K. Stokes was introduced at Fairweather’s when she was fifteen, as an artist to watch. An emerging artist is someone who is in the early stage of their career, someone who has caught the eye of an art curator at a gallery.

 

“Dragonfly Paradise” sealed watercolor on board by Diana Nadal

Diana Nadal’s inspirations are captured in the quotation:

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” 
Henry David Thoreau

 “Feather Boa” water media by Pam Haunschild

 

In my paintings, I attempt to capture the essence of nature without copying it exactly.  I want to get past the obvious — to get to the essence of why many of us find being outside in nature soothing to our souls.  Conveying the power behind a bird’s gaze, the wonder of the vast number and variety of creatures that live in a tidepool, or the majesty of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn, I hope to capture something that will inspire viewers to connect more deeply with the natural world.” PH

 

 

“Mountain Cabin” oil impasto by Tedd Chilless

When computers took over my architectural practice. I experienced graphite withdrawal.  The transition from architecture to painting has been easy since the knowledge of form and composition are similar in both.” TC

 

Northwest artists Vanessa K. Stokes, Diana Nadal, Pam Haunschild, and Tedd Chilless created new original work for WILD BEAUTY, a Fairweather exhibition and art sale now through November 24th.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY exhibition

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew,  Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Welcoming  encaustic artist Claudia Fuenzalida Johns.

Showing new work from Diana Nadal, Pam Haunschild, and Tedd Chilless.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

Last call for LIGHT and SHADOWS

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Exhibition featuring NW artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

LIGHT and SHADOWS front counter display featuring art by Patricia Clark-Fiinley and Vanessa K. Stokes. On exhibit through Oct. 31st

 

Enjoy the slide show from the exhibit’s opening on Oct. 3rd.  And, too, please note that social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines were in place. Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer, featuring guests, artists, and visitors on the evening of Oct. 3rd at Fairweather’s.

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LIGHT and SHADOW review: We are so used to seeing seasonal art tinged with the brightest colors, so much so that looking at this exhibition is almost like taking a step out of time.

A show that reflects on the mood of the monochromatic light, shadows, and atmosphere in the NW.”

 

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The event observes COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening reception for WILD BEAUTY

Nov. 7th, 5-7:pm

Exhibiting NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme in their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

And, too, Tedd Chilless will offer a Painting Seaside Live event in impasto oils during the evening.

 

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Landscape” by Tedd Chilless 6×6″ acrylic

 

 

Seaside artist Tedd Chilless thrives on working on portraits and figurative paintings in the fall and winter, and landscapes during the spring and summer. His forty years working as an architect infuse many of his artworks with a “keen realism.”

After painting for more than twenty years, his collection grew out of fascination with the beautiful landscapes and impressionistic figurative paintings.

 

 

“Getting older means having to exercise your mind by learning new skills. Over the past few years, my painting hand developed a tremor. I had to change almost everything about my painting style, taking on a more relaxed approach and embracing the palette knife as my tool of choice. The result is artwork that’s bolder and more impressionistic.”  TC

“Lavendar Fields” oil by Tedd Chilless 20×20″

“It was so wonderful to capture the color of lavendar during the height of its blooming season.” TC

 

His subjects include the most breathtaking spots in Oregon. He loves the patchworks of color and texture embrace giant skies and views that go on for miles and miles. It’s easy to get lost in its beauty. His love for floral paintings has peaked his interest.

 

 

“Flowers for Inspiration” oil by Tedd Chilless, 12×16″

See Tedd Chilless preparing for his Stoller Winery’s exhibit:

https://youtu.be/rE2dq_9rqv4

 

 

Tedd Chilless prepared an artist’s portfolio for the Fairweather Gallery of his artworks.