Veronica Russell


“Green Flash Terrible Tilly Backsplash”

8 x 10 black ink linoleum block print, over a watercolor painting with hand-deckled edging by Veronica Russell. 1 of 1.

Veronica Russell is a mixed media and block print artist whose works on paper typically center around block printing, over a hand-painted or assembled background. Russell’s current series Life at the Edge depicts classic snapshots one wishes to capture while exploring the intersection of land and sea. Russell hopes to capture a sense of natural wonder we feel when—finally—we see the perfect sunset, or that one elusive coastal creature.

 

Veronica Russell

 

“I’ve been working on more single pieces and focusing more on the block print, a little less on the backgrounds.”

“This way, I thought I might introduce a new block print, having it framed for the show on my favorite background, but may also have it available on one or two different, more simple backgrounds. I want to keep it fresh and new for people browsing in your gallery.”  Veronica Russell

 

2019 Spring Whale Watching Week on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

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Watch For Whales! 2019 Spring Whale Watching Week Is Coming. In late March 2019, up to 20,000 migrating gray whales will start their northbound voyage back to Alaska. Visitors and locals will have a special opportunity to spot them as they pass the Oregon Coast.

Hundreds of Whale Watching Spoken Here® volunteers will be available from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 26 whale-watching locations along on the coast the week of March 23rd – 31st, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica Russell was introduced at Fairweathers’s as an emerging artist in 2018…

2018 – Fairweather House and Gallery Emerging Artist Hall of Fame Kristin Qian … Trexler Diane Copenhaver Veronica Russell 12th Annual Emerging …

About the artist:

Veronica Russell is a mixed media & block print artist living on the Oregon Coast. Trained in fine arts at Pacific University (Forest Grove), and Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Russell grew up with artistic parents, so she has essentially been creating most of her life.

Her work draws from her deep infatuation with the natural world, particularly the flora and fauna that inhabit the 363-mile stretch of our Oregon coastline.

“I’m also working on a  Seastar piece and a moon jellyfish triptych piece for the show.”

 

“The seastar and the jellies are on smaller blocks, so their finished size will be 7″ x 7″ with the same deckle edges. They will be one-offs, also.”

 

 

 “I can’t thank you enough for coaxing me out of my safe little shell of “playing in art,” onto this path of allowing my creativity into the light and truly creating finished art, ready to share with the world. This is happening in parallel with my personal journey as a 50-something women in this #TimesUp world, and it is incredible. Your mentorship as I learn the “business of being an artist” is invaluable to me and I am so loving this journey. I am forever indebted to you, my friend.”  Veronica

EMERGING artist Hall of Fame display featuring Diane Copenhaver, Rebecca Gore, Whelpsey Whelp, Michael Wing & Gayle H. Seely.

 

 

 

2018 artist Veronica Russell listens as her name added to Fairweather House and Gallery Emerging Artist Hall of Fame.

EMERGING, an exhibition, through August 30

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 

 

Q: What are the Hall of Fame emerging artists doing now, you ask?

 Kristin Qian is a Princeton graduate.

Britney Drumheller works as an artist in NYC.

Nick Brakel, after recovering from a traumatic brain injury,  has learned to paint again.

Robert McWhirter was juried into an exhibition curated by the director of the Portland Art Museum.

Michael Wing is doing commissioned photographs of collector cars, most recently a Lamborghini.

Michele Bettger moved to Hawaii and shows art there.

Rebecca Gore  had art selected for a permanent display in a winery.

Gayle H. Seely  has patrons who collect her seed pearl mosaics.

Linda Trexler has most of her art in a private collection.

Diane Copenhaver has had a solo show in Bellevue.

Whelpsy Whelp had the majority of her art selected for a private residence.

Veronica Russell continues to work in lino-cut print art, currently working on  abstract portraits.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring. Since 2006 Fairweather House and Gallery has championed  emerging visionaries who take risks, embrace challenges and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production.

For more information about doing good works, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

Kristin Qian,  2006 Emerging Artist Hall of Fame

Kristin Qian (class of 2018) plans to concentrate in science, having completed Princeton’s rigorous interdisciplinary Integrated Science Curriculum. She pursued certificates in French Language & Culture and Musical Performance.

Kristin has traveled to Europe, South America, North America, and Asia from time to time for study, international music competitions, and solo recitals. Kristin has obtained high proficiency in a number of foreign languages: German, Japanese, and Spanish, including English, French, and Chinese as her native languages. Kristin joins the EU program not only interested in Europe’s economic and political background but also in its cultural diversity, natural sciences, and art. Kristin herself is also a visual artist and has held a number of solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Kristin was an active member of the Princeton University Art Museum Student Advisory Board, staff news writer for The Daily Princetonian, involved in the science journal Innovation, and performs with the Princeton University Orchestra and Princeton Pianists Ensemble. Kristin Qian enters Harvard in the fall of 2018.

August 4, 2018 It seems we are not be able to make it to your Emerging reception due to traffic. Sending you art for Shape and Colors. Best to Fairweather! Zifen, Li and Kristin Qian

 

 


Zifen Qian, self portrait

Zifen Qian, a modern romanticism artist who combines eastern and western cultures in his works. He graduated from Shanghai University and Portland State University with MFA.

He has taught art in both Chinese colleges and US as a professor. His paintings have been selected into the Shanghai Fine Arts Exhibition and Across East China National Oil Painting Exhibition.  He had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Portland, Paris, London and other cities in the world.

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

SAVE THE TIME!!!

September 1, 2018

5-7pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening reception for Color and Shape, an exhibition, featuring new contemporary art from regional artists Bill Baily, Diane Copenhaver, Tanya Gardner, Renée Hafeman, Mike Mason, Emily Miller, Zifen Qian and Jorjett Strumme, as well as  introducing new artists Donna Sanson and Candy Swartz. The show covers every aspect of abstract art, textures, materials and finishes, highlighting the quintessentially colorful fall season.

“Color and Shape are key elements in the language of abstract art.  Both of these elements of design offer infinite possibilities to communicate visually. Both have the power to create an energy that is almost palpable.   Whether cool and calming, warm and energizing, light or dark, color can transport us to another place or time.   Shape can create an illusion, a feeling, or sense of something.  In my current art work, I have used both of these elements of design incorporating colors inspired by the beautiful Oregon coast and explored the continuum of abstraction through shape,” Diane Copenhaver.

Fall habitat lecture by naturalist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm.  Live music by Shirley 88.  Light bites and beverages.

For more info, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

P.S.S.T!!! You have just one week left to see EMERGING art work before our next opening!

Fairweather House and Gallery

Emerging Artist Hall of Fame

 Kristin Qian

Britney Drumheller

Nick Brakel

Robert McWhirter

Michael Wing

Michele Bettger

Rebecca Gore

Gayle H. Seely

Linda Trexler

Diane Copenhaver

Veronica Russell

 

12th Annual Emerging Artist exhibition

Through August 30

Veronica Russell artist launch

 

“Beneath the Aquamarine” lino wood block print by Veronica Russell 

 

Veronica Russell is a mixed media artist whose work explores her fascination with the natural world, and also at times, her avid fandom for sci-fi. Her pieces are typically built around printmaking, for example an original lino cut printed in black on the foundation of a watercolor background, with finish details painted in metallics as a third, light-catching layer.

 

Russell’s current series Lost & Found at Seaside depicts everyday organic objects that one may find lying around on the beach. Pieces in this series draw from Russell’s previous work in macro photography, encouraging beachcombers to look closer at what they may have considered “common.” In looking closer we discover unexpected beauty, the intricacies that most people don’t stop to notice: a faint pattern in the texture of a sand dollar skeleton, the ridges looping in ovals around the shell of a clam with razor-sharp edges, the slick other-worldly pods adorning the strands of a bull kelp tangle at surf’s edge.

 

However, it’s not only beauty one finds when looking so closely. This is where those touches of the surreal may come in to Russell’s work. Looking closely at this series, one may notice that the subjects are beautiful and interesting pieces of nature, but they are all either dead, dying, or about to be eaten!

Russell hopes her work celebrates the fleeting beauty and some of the mystery in our naturally imperfect world.

Veronica Russell at work in her studio.

 

Veronica Russell is a mixed media artist who has lived on the Oregon coast for 25+ years. While studying creative writing at Pacific University in 2001, she took as many art courses as she could: photography, pottery & sculpture, graphic design, and her favorite, printmaking. Her fascination for creating wood and linocuts stuck. After college, while her art was relegated to a hobby, she spent time as managing editor and graphic designer for travel publications on the coast. Russell feels blessed to be able to work on her art full time now. Her work draws from her deep admiration for the natural world, and on occasion, her avid fandom for film and literature, particularly the sci-fi genres. Russell’s current mixed-media work centers around a block print, using other media to layer in texture, color, and overall finish to her multilayered pieces.

 

 

 

Emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring. Since 2006 Fairweather House and Gallery has championed regional emerging visionaries who take risks, embrace challenges and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production.

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