Victoria Brooks



WAVES, Fairweather’s front counter table scape.  Art featured: Beluga Whale, mixed media by Nick Brakel, Waves, oil on board by Melissa Jander, fused glass platter by Cindy Duvall, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, Haystack oil on linen by Michael Muldoon.

 

Fairweather Gallery exhibition displays for WAVES.

A Fairweather Gallery  opening reception is all about meeting artists and seeing art.

 

WAVES introduced artist Karen E. Lewis.

 

Victoria Brooks.  Featured Faiweather resident artist for July.

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Victoria Brooks.

 

Regional artists greeted, spoke to and lectured about art to patrons at WAVES, an exhibition.

 

Fun with Fairweather hostesses. Surfboards by Cleanline Surf, Seaside. And, too, a blooper of sorts.

 

 

 

Beloved artist Victoria Brooks arrives to paint LIVE on July 1st for the opening reception of WAVES at Fairweather’s during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

Sea Power by Victoria Brooks, reprinted from the Steppin’ Out magazine summer 2017 edition.

Of course, like any other job, being an artist has its challenges. You need the discipline to master many different craft tools and techniques. You must develop keen analytical and problem-solving skills. You need the dedication to refine your sensibilities into a unique artistic voice. Moreover, you must learn how to run the business of Yourself, Inc. 

None of this happens overnight. Nevertheless, the work also offers deeply satisfying rewards—from the thrill of discovery to the satisfaction of bringing something beautiful into the world, from the validation of your work by experts at art shows and competitions to the joy of seeing how your creations affect the lives of others. For me, this last—how my work connects with my clients—is the most rewarding.

These connections can be both profound and simple. Sometimes a painting resonates with a client emotionally, and she takes my painting home to savor the feelings it evokes again and again. Sometimes a painting reminds a client of something in her own life, and she presents the painting to a friend or relative to rekindle memories of shared moments, they cherish. In addition, sometimes clients just like a painting’s technical execution or want to add a little beauty to their lives and “know it when they see it.”

It is with these connections in mind that I select my subjects and my style. Although I do lots of studio work, I love the outdoors and favor the direct approach of working en plein air (in the open air). When I work outside, I use oils and all my senses to capture landscapes, portraits, and emotional moments of people in natural settings. Working outside means, I have to chase the ephemeral effects of sunlight, moving water, wind, and weather (while dealing with the occasional animal, insect, or onlooker). As a result, my paintings have a strong sense of spontaneity and freshness.

A graceful woman strolls along a beach alone, the wind teasing her hair. Sun-washed children discover treasures translucent, breaking waves have tossed ashore. A monumental rock formation, bathed in a kaleidoscope of hues by the setting sun, stands guard where sea meets land and day meets night. You get the picture.
Because I am serious about my work, I am always looking for ways to grow artistically, spiritually, and professionally. To that end, for the past dozen years or so, I have had the pleasure of hosting en plein air workshops and classes around the world. My students have represented a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.
My goal has been to help all of them reach the next level in their journeys as artists. For some, painting is now a fulfilling pastime. Others have become accomplished, award-winning pros in their own right. As for me, my students’ enthusiasm, sharing, and comradery have been inspirational in many ways. In addition, they continue to affirm in me the one great Truth about art: We are all chasing the light together. I feel blessed to have a career in fine art.

 

For more info about the Stepin Out magazine, please visit http://www.traveltowinecountry.com/

 

 

Through numerous gallery exhibitions and shows, art lovers around the world have come to admire and enjoy the art works of Victoria Brooks. She captures the essence of sun-drenched images typical of  a vibrant, impressionistic style.

Victoria’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in romantic, richly conceived landscapes and seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. Her special talents are particularly evident in her expressive portraits where she reflects the mood and inner nature of her subjects.

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, she pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for 20 years.

For more about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Victoria Brooks.

As 2016 ends, we take a moment to reflect on the past. 

We  look forward to the future.

We honor those who have demonstrated the transformative power of art.

Top ten 2016  Fairweather Seaside First Saturday Art Walk moments.

Enjoy!  Thank you!!!

 

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“Ultimately, the success of an image being selected a top ten moment is finding a personalized, very local, one-on-one connection that brings back a Faiweather House and Gallery feeling. It’s all about building that great experience, which leads to a place that is loved, which leads to building a great community.”–Denise Fairweather, gallerist.

For more information about the artists and images please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com and
http://www.facebook.com/lindafentonmendenhallphotography

Upcoming 2017 Fairweather House and Gallery Seaside First Saturday Art Walk dates.

Feb 4th

Mar 4th

Apr 1st

May 6th

Jun 3rd

Jul 1st

Aug 5th

Sep 2nd

Oct 7th

Nov 4th

Dec 2nd

Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture as various art venues within walking distance of each other host art exhibits and refreshments, between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

The art walk, celebrating 13 years in 2017, is in the historic Gilbert District. The Gilbert District, established in 1914, celebrated 100 years of rich history and timeless tradition in 2014. Awarded the 2004 Oregon Main Street Downtown Gateway Award, the area is now home to shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Dedicated parking is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

Motto: “Those that live for the arts, support the arts.” All rights reserved.

For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

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Take note: Paul Brent arrives to paint LIVE ™ during all summer Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at Fairweather’s.

“It’s hard to imagine that you think about something you’d like to happen, artists painting LIVE for visitors, and it happens beautifully. We are so very fortunate and grateful for artists and patrons.”–Denise Fairweather.

On July 2nd, for the opening reception of THE POWER OF TWO during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, two Fairweather resident artists, Paul Brent and Victoria Brooks, introduced the 2016 summer season with a Seaside Painting LIVE ™, our 8th summer edition!

“Thanks again for the wonderful reception and all your work putting on such a grand show! Such a lovely crew you have, as well.” –Victoria Brooks

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Power of Two, an exhibition that includes regional artists who have produced a body of work that reads like an oasis of calm, a subtle backdrop during the time of high season in vacation land. Perhaps, the show title sounds a bit like a recipe for chaos given the summer busy activities and adventures, yet, when teamed with the artists selected and combined with the work they have created, the gallery truly adds a dimension of serenity that is sensed as much as seen. Power of Two through July 31st.

And so, it was for the eighth consecutive year watercolorist Paul Brent, as well as oil painter Victoria Brooks painted LIVE at Fairweather’s!!

Each artist offered visitors an art demonstration, artist lecture and, too, a signed work of art as a raffle gift during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on July 2nd!

Indeed meeting an artist in person and listening to an artist talk is half the fun of attending an Art Walk!” –Denise Fairweather, gallery owner.

Grace note received:
“Fantastic article! You have such a gift with words and putting everything together so eloquently! Thank you so much!” Victoria

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Paul Brent and Victoria Brooks for more information.

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk for more information.

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The Looking Glass. Original oil on linen by Victoria Brooks.

Meet the artist.  See new work.

Save the date and time.

July 2nd, 5- 7pm. Opening reception for POWER OF TWO, an exhibition that runs through July 31st at Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

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Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for Power of Two, an exhibition that includes regional artists who have managed to produce a body of work that reads like an oasis of calm, a subtle backdrop during the busy time of high season in vacation land. Perhaps, the show title sounds like a recipe for chaos given the many summer activities and adventures, however, when teamed with the artists selected, combined with the work they have created, indeed, the gallery truly adds a dimension of serenity that will be sensed as much as seen.

“Without giving too much away, the artists arriving are water colorist Paul Brent, oil painter Victoria Brooks, wood turner Daniel Harris, textile artist Cherry Jones Harris, jeweler Cindy Bricca, textile artist Linda Ballard, wood worker Mike Brown, whimsical artist Marga Stanley; each artist has a connection to the number two,” says Denise Fairweather, gallerist, “because meeting an artist in person and listening to an artist talk is half the fun of attending an Art Walk!”

Seaside nature photographer Neal Maine introduces his latest natural history journal of images and will speak at 6: pm.

Two Painting Seaside LIVE episodes, indeed, two painting demonstrations, will be offered by Paul Brent and Victoria Brooks!!!

TWO artists  on July 2nd Painting Seaside LIVE = Power of Two. First takeaway clue!!

Adult beverages, light refreshments and door prizes offered by the featured artists will be provided.

 

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Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon and since 2006 has represented more than 100 nationally known regional artists, as well as mentored emerging local artists.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Victoria Brooks for more information.

Original calligraphy on marbled paper Through June at Fairweather: Works on Paper, an exhibition, including established and emerging artists who have created unique works using paper as their primary medium.

New work from Patricia Clark-Finley with works on graphite and sennelier ink on yupo; Penelope Culbertson with works in calligraphy on antique paper; and Christine Trexel, who plants, harvests the materials and creates paper art.

 

Also introducing new works on paper by Gary Pearlman, who embeds individually cut patterns of handmade paper integrating the works into original art.

  • Original watercolors by Paul Brent
  • Art by Victoria Brooks
  • Collagraphs by Nick Brakel
  • Art by Kathryn Delany
  • Collage and yupo art by Dr. Jo Pomeroy-Crockett
  • Pen and Ink art by Britney Drumheller
  • Contemporary art by Agnes Field
  • Ocean photography by Don Frank
  • Pastels by Joanne Donaca, Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood and Lori Wallace-Lloyd
  • Teeny tiny art  by toothpick artist  Marga Stanley
  • Nature photography by Neal Maine
  • Landscape photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall
  • Collage art by Sherrie Stahl
  • Rice paper abstracts by Zifen Qian

 


And, too, Seaside nature photographer Neal Maine exhibits his latest natural history journal of images, habitat images found within steps from downtown, “along the coastal edge, in our own backyards.”

Neal Maine with his natural history journal of images.

Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway in Seaside, Oregon. Since 2006 the gallery has represented more than 100 nationally known artists with ties to the North coast, as well as mentored emerging regional artists.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists for more information.

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Today on a beautiful sunny afternoon artist Victoria Brooks visited Fairweather’s!

In the front window is an original oil titled “Going Home” by the artist.

“Victoria Brooks exhibits a dazzling collection of oil paintings and giclee reproductions from her 30 years of painting coastal scenes. She captures the essence of sun-drenched images in a vibrant, impressionistic style. In her expressive portraits and figures Victoria reflects the mood and inner nature of her subjects.”

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Amazing visit.
Victoria arrived bearing a pot of daffodils as a gift.
So, too, we were delighted to stage “Jacqueline’s Dream”  by Victoria Brooks for a photo-op!!!
Fun Fact: Jacqueline was Victoria’s sister.

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Featured painting above “Jacqueline’s Dream” is Multnomah Falls” original oil by Victoria Brooks.

Fun Fact: Multnomah Falls, at 620 feet, is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, the first being Yosemite Falls in California. Multnomah Falls is one of many falls in the Columbia River Gorge which can be seen from the Historic Columbia River Highway.

 

Much, much more about Victoria Brooks.

Second Saturday Opening Reception

March 12, 2016  6 – 9 pm

The Union Hall Gallery

2126 K Street, Sacramento, CA 

 

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June 24-26, 2016: PLEIN AIR & MORE

Victoria is one of the featured artists to paint the charming beach town of Cannon Beach, OR. Hosted by Sharon Amber Gallery. Reception and group show will be at the Chamber Hall. Go to: cbgallerygroup.com for more info.

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In the historic Gilbert District.


Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
July 2, 2016
Fairweather House and Gallery
Victoria is one of the featured artists at Fairweather House and Gallery.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com for more information or go to: facebook/seasidefirstsaturdayartwalk.

More good news: Victoria Brooks will offer a painting workshop in Seaside as an event for Painting Seaside LIVE ™ in the summer of 2016. Stay tuned for more information.

Please visit fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Victoria Brooks to read more about the artist.

 

“An artist’s work should always be evolving – mine included. During the last few years I have had the desire for a more direct approach to capturing my subject matter, so I decided to take to the open landscape to paint the setting in its natural light.

The experiences of “chasing the light” has opened a new door in my creative process. I now, truly believe that I have to work from life, outdoors, in order to capture the true quality of the moment. The process of painting in the field is not merely visual. It is one which utilizes all of my senses. I feel the plein air experience enhances the creative process of my studio paintings by keeping them fresh and vibrant. I am also committed to working from life in my studio. When the weather in inclement, I may be posing models or setting-up still lifes scenes to paint, whether it is oils or watercolors.

As a professional artist, I continually look for challenges for myself in order to grow artistically and spiritually. That’s the beauty of it: I will never be finished growing as an artist. To capture and share the beauty I see with the viewer, is indeed a great reward.”– Victoria Brooks

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