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Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle.

 

From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

Paul Brent was born in Oklahoma City and lived in rural Southwest Oklahoma with his family until he was thirteen. His parents, who were educators, moved their family to Long Beach, California, and Paul attended high school and California State College in Long Beach. He majored in art but in his junior year of college he transferred to the University of California at Berkeley to study architecture. He completed his Bachelors of Architecture and joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Panama City, Florida. There he met his wife, Lana Jane and after they were married he left the service and they returned to California where he completed his Masters degree in Architecture at Cal Berkeley.

He and Lana Jane have an art gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they live part of the year. From June to October they live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio for the past 10 years.

 

Paul Brent exhibits his work in Seaside at Fairweather House and Gallery on Broadway.

 

Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, Florida Monthly and many more. He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He had authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee. He has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida.

© 2006-2017 All images copyright Paul Brent

 

 

 Throughout July! Pop-Up Open Studio located at 608 Broadway. You are invited to come in, look at the artwork and watch Paul Brent paint  on his latest painting. Paintings may be purchased through Fairweather’s Gallery.

July Hours and Events for the Paul Brent Studio:

Wed. July 5: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

Thursday July 6: Open studio 11am to 3 pm

Tuesday July 11: Open studio 11am t0 3pm

 

Tuesday July 18: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

 

And, too, Paul Brent will offer watercolor  and mixed watercolor and oil Painting Seaside LIVE ™ classes! 

 

Sign up for Paul Brent painting classes sponsored by the Fairweather Gallery and the Gilbert Block Building.  

Please call 503-738-8899 or email fairweatherhosueandgarden@gmail to register.  

Classes will be kept to a maximum of 12 participants and no prior experience with painting is necessary. 

A minimum of 5 participants is necessary for the class to make. 

All materials will be provided. 

For each class a fee of $45 will be charged. 

Hours and classes may vary based on participation.

 

July Hours and Painting Classes at the Paul Brent Studio:

Wed. July 12: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

Wed. July 19: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

 

 

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Paul Brent for more info/

Waves by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“I feel very new to the world of photography, starting just five years ago. It’s been an awesome experience as photographer for the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, along with my love of capturing our beautiful, North Oregon Coast landscapes.”  –Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Yes, indeedie, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall is the official Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer!

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for her beautiful moments shared about the events.

Yes, sir-re-bob, Linda is seen, oftentimes, running between the galleries, businesses and boutiques, during an art event, in all sorts of weather!

 Linda is a featured artist for the opening reception of WAVES at Fairweather House and Gallery on July 1st.

PSST: We won’t  ever tell what Linda wears as a head-gear!  Gad hopping about for the arts.

 

 

“I’m drawn to the vibrant colors of our sunsets and forests to the contrasts of coastal storms.”

“The ever-changing weather and lighting are a constant inspiration.”

 

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

“As a lifelong resident of Clatsop County, I still discover new views and perspectives that I love to share through my images.”

“I’m driven to seek out those moments that may be fleeting, so that they can be enjoyed by others.”

 

The biggest reward is hearing how one of my images sparked a memory or gave the viewer a true sense of “being there”.

 

 

 

About the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk:

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.

Held the first Sat. of every month inside shops, dining establishments and galleries in and around the historic Gilbert District of Seaside Oregon.
The following 2017 dates:
Jul 1st
Aug 5th
Sep 2nd
Oct 7th
Nov 4th
Dec 2nd

Wonderful news! Paul Brent is offering a series of master painting classes and an open studio  in downtown Seaside,  for visitors and residents alike, to be held throughout the 2017 summer season sponsored by the Fairweather Gallery, on selected weekdays! 

To register your interest in the painting classes, please go to fairweatherhouseandgarden@gmail.com or call 503-738-8899.

 

 

 

Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle. From his watercolors to his oil paintings, he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

 

 

 

Some of my students painting sailboats in watercolor  at Panama City Center for the Arts.

 

Hours and Events for the Paul Brent Studio in Seaside, Oregon.

Open Studio: you are invited to come in, look at the artwork and watch Paul Brent paint on his latest painting.  Paintings may be purchased through the Fairweather Gallery next door.

***Sign up for Paul Brent painting classes at Fairweathers.  Classes will be kept to a maximum of 12 participants and no prior experience with painting is necessary.  A minimum of 5 participants is necessary for the class to make. All materials will be provided.

Wed.           July 5:  Open studio 11 am to 3pm

Thursday    July 6:  Open studio  11am to 3 pm

Tuesday      July 11:  Open studio  11am t0 3pm

 

***Wed.  Master Class at $45/person    July 12: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

Pre-registration required. Reserved seating available for 5-12 people. Call 503-738-8899 for more details.

Tuesday          July 18: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

***Wed. Master Class at $45/person  July 19: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

Pre-registration required. Reserved seating available for 5-12 people. Call 503-738-8899 for more details. 

 

 

 

Paul Brent was born in Oklahoma City and lived in rural Southwest Oklahoma with his family until he was thirteen. His parents, who were educators, moved their family to Long Beach, California, and Paul attended high school and California State College in Long Beach. He majored in art but in his junior year of college, he transferred to the University of California at Berkeley to study architecture. He completed his Bachelors of Architecture and joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Panama City, Florida. There he met his wife, Lana Jane and after they were married, he left the service and they returned to California where he completed his Master’s degree in Architecture at Cal Berkeley. He and Lana Jane have an art gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they live part of the year.

 

From June to October they live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio for the past 10 years. Paul Brent exhibits his work in Seaside at Fairweather Home and Gallery located at 612 Broadway. 

Paul Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, Florida Monthly and many more. He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He had authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee. He has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Paul Brent

© 2006-2017  Fairweather House and Gallery/  Paul Brent

 

To read more  about Paul Brent, go to:

http://www.emeraldcoastmagazine.com/…/Paul-Brent-He-Has-The-Will-and-Wonder-to-Watercolor

Beach artist Paul Brent does just that, immortalizing the beauty of his home with a likeness only watercolor and oil paint can render.

 

https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1440318050 Wonderful Watercolors with Paul Brent: Great Designs for your Home

 

http://www.bayartsevents.com/event/paul-brent-new-approaches-to-watercolor/

Paul Brent, an artist who exhibits nationally, has been known from the beginning of his career as a watercolorist.

 

 

 

Timely quote by master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson.

For ICONIC, an art exhibition, through June, 2017.

 Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image •an iconic vacation

 

Penelope Culbertson offered a scribing LIVE episode during the opening reception of Iconic on June 3rd.

 

 

 

For Iconic, an exhibition, Penelope Culbertson created new water-color works combined with calligraphy.  In addition, in the photo are seascapes  by Lee Munsell.  Throughout the years, water-color artist and master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson  has appeared during events at Fairweather’s to offer art lectures, calligraphy history lessons, and scribing LIVE events.

For more about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com/ artists/ … Penelope Culbertson. …Lee Munsell

Original work by Penelope Culbertson.

Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico.

Penelope was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel.

Since her return to Portland, Penelope has had seventeen solo exhibits of her watercolors. She showed year round at the Hawthorne Arts Gallery and annually at the Buckman Art Show where she was the founding chairman of the Children’s Art Sale. She taught children’s art classes at the Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary and for the Portland Parks Dept. in their after-school program. In 1999 she helped produce a book of children’s watercolors about the Portland Water System. She was co-founder of The Hawthorne Arts Guild and showed in all their monthly group shows.

Penelope teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy. She is a member of the Portland Society of Calligraphy.

 

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Q: What is calligraphy, you ask?

A: Calligraphy is the art of forming beautiful symbols by hand and arranging them well. It’s a set of skills and techniques for positioning and inscribing words so they show integrity, harmony, some sort of ancestry and rhythm.

Symbol is a mark which has a specific agreed-upon meaning in a language, like a letter of the alphabet, a numeral or a word. Integrity of a letter means admirable proportions and form. Harmony describes a pleasing relationship between different visual elements in a piece of calligraphy: parts of a letter, letters, words, the whole text and surrounding space. Ancestry refers to the heritage of letter-shapes, materials and techniques which calligraphers use. Rhythm means the calligrapher’s deliberate repetition and variation of marks and spaces to create feelings of pattern and emphasis.

But wait, there’s more about calligraphy…

The Oxford English Dictionary defines calligraphy as:

1. Beautiful handwriting; elegant penmanship. (Early seventeenth century.)
2. Style of handwriting, penmanship generally. (Mid-seventeenth century.)
3. In painting etc.: beauty of line; (elegant) brushwork. (Early twentieth century.)

(The word comes from kallos, Greek, meaning ‘beauty’ and -graphy, ‘a style of method or writing, drawing, etc’ which in turn comes from graphe, Greek, meaning ‘drawing, writing’.)

… calligraphy is a script that exhibits exceptional and often self-conscious artistry and aesthetic quality in design and execution. (M. P. Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (London: The British Library, 1994)

Calligraphy is a skill. This skill involves touch, pressure, hand movement, unity, and that elusive quality we term “beauty.” (V. Studley, Calligraphy (NY: Dover, 1991)

http://www.calligraphy-skills.com/what-is-calligraphy.html

ICONIC!  Oregon Coast Sunsets port hole view from Brownie’s Workshop.

Mike Brown. Master Wood Artist.

“Apparently glass is infused in Mike’s soul. He has introduced it back in his woodworking.”

 

Mike Brown’s  newest ICONIC creation is a vase called “Oregon Coast Sunsets” which incorporates four glass portholes and photographs taken on while on vacations!

Each porthole shows a beautiful sunset along the northern, central, and southern Oregon Coast and includes sand and shells to highlight the view through the porthole!

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Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He has had a creative mind and an intense work ethic and likes to express himself building works of art with different mediums using glass and exotic hard woods.

During his school days he took all different types of shop classes including various crafts, leatherwork, and metal but didn’t start working with wood until he started working at a glass shop at the age of 15 ½.  His first boss, Doyle Clapper, was his mentor and shared with Mike his love of woodworking along with giving Mike a broad knowledge of all aspects of construction.  After 35 years, Mike retired from the glass business and finally could pursue his passion for woodworking fulltime.
Mike started creating exotic wood intarsia pictures, learning the art of Intarsia by Judy Gale Robert. He won multiple Best of Awards at the Annual Artistry in Wood Juried show. He also enjoys turning bowls and vases on his lathe and has given many of them away as gifts to family and friends.
He started experimenting creating filigree pictures and ornaments using the scroll saw along with striped-ring exotic wood bowls. The internet is a wonderful thing and he happened upon Steve Garrison’s Ebook on creating wooden sea shells. This became his new passion and once again he won Best of Class and Best of Division awards at the Juried Woodworking show for his wood nautilus shells. These shells range from 35 to 170 wedges of wood and each one takes up to 40 hours to cut, glue, sand, and finish.

He uses exotic woods such as Padauk, Purple Heart, Myrtlewood, and Birdseye Maple, and completes them with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish. Each one is an exquisite piece of art and just like a seashell, no two are alike.

 


Mike has now expanded into turning segmented bowls and vases on his lathe along with creating his own patterns. He is also experimenting with liquid inlay and has created a stunning piece he calls “Purple Heart of Gold” using Purpleheart, Yellowheart,  and Maple woods with gold liquid inlay.

 

 

 

First Shout Out for What’s up Next!

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!
June 3rd 5-7:pm

Opening reception for ICONIC!!!

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image  •an iconic vacation

Fairweather House and Gallery

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Featuring Fairweather artists: Mike Brown, Penelope Culbertson, Melissa Jander, Carmela Newstead  and introducing fine art photographer Dale Veith!

Artist Carolyn McPherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode!

Shirley 88 will perform LIVE!

Naturalist, ecologist Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm (sharp) about the local habitat!

 

For more information about the artists, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists tab

 

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


“As we struggle to adapt to the vagaries of climate change, water stewardship may prove to be the beaver’s greatest gift to us.”
Once They Were Hats, author Frances Backhouse

Fairweather House and Gallery front counter display highlighting BEAVER TALES, May 2017

May marks American Wetlands Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the multitude of ways wetlands contribute to our quality of life.–The Wetlands Conservancy.

 

 

Fairweather Gallery displayed original  art work by Paul Brent, art depicting wetlands for the Beaver Tales exhibit.

Please visit www. fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists/ Paul Brent for more info

 

Fairweather Gallery artist Susan Curington  offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of Beaver Tales.

For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Susan Curington for more info

Fairweather artist Susan Curington’s Beaver art.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Susan Curington for more info

Fairweather Gallery artist Agnes Field created fresco paintings depicting beavers for the exhibit.

The Beaver Tales exhibit that continues throughout the month of May in the Fairweather Gallery located at 612 Broadway and in the adjacent pop-up Beaver Tales gallery located at 608 Broadway.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com. artists/ Agnes Field for more info

 

During the opening reception for Beaver Tales special guest speakers spoke about the work wetlands and the good work that beavers do.  Neal Maine, Esther Lev, Katie Voelke, Meylssa Graeber and Sara Vickerman shared stories and suggestions of how to learn more about wetlands and get involved conserving our state treasures.

 

And, too, nearly 100 artists were selected to participate in the BEAVER TALES EXHIBIT, a celebration of beaver art!!! Proceeds in support of The Wetlands Conservancy, Necanium Watershed Council and North Coast Land Conservancy.

Please go to http://www.coast weekend.com to read more about Beaver Tales!

Article titled: Beaver Tales: From near extinction to a place in art
Celebrating nature’s builder
Date: 2017-05-05
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Grace note to the artists:

“The Seaside exhibit is going very well. Denise Fairweather did an incredible job of securing the pop-up space, furniture and accessories (even beaver sticks) for the display, which resulted in a lovely presentation. Her careful attention to detail and perfectionism are mind-boggling. Even before it officially opened, visitors poured in to view the art. The exhibit is divided between the Fairweather Gallery at 612 Broadway and adjacent pop-up space Beaver Tales at 608 Broadway. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk was a great success, attracting quite a crowd of beaver art enthusiasts. We’ve sold 5 pieces so far at Seaside. Thanks so much for those of you who attended the opening and to Mike Mason, who did a demo of his lovely botanical art on Sunday.

Best wishes, and thanks again for participating in this exciting event.” Sara Vickerman

For more info contact svickerman@comcast.net

503-936-4284

New original art!
Titled: “Where There is a Will, There is Hope”.

Original oil on linen by Lee Munsell.

Lee Munsell is a Luminist. He explores a range of naturalistic subject matter with a sensitive eye for light and, more specifically, for degrees of luminosity. Like the 19th century American landscape painters, Inness and Church, he uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations. At a time when excess is a great temptation for an artist, it is refreshing to find an individual like Munsell who embraces time-honored tradition and attempts the difficult. He may approach a silent mountain terrain where clouds and light are as much the subjects of the work as are the peaks and strong pines. His subject matter is more than the obvious, which is why his painting strikes deep and lingers long.

Like Winslow Homer, who in his late work explored the profundity of water and light, Munsell too presents us with a shimmering world of cold waves, rock and sunlight. Dark, billowing swells are in Munsell’s hand surprisingly alive. It is certain that he knows the subject intimately. Where other painters would rest content with the eerie glow of backlit waves, he takes on the more difficult illusions of mass, weight, undertow and tidal current.
Taking the effects of light on his primary subject may be his way of expressing a belief in a supernatural origin for the natural universe. One gets the feeling that Munsell wants to communicate more about his subject than paint alone can suggest.

 

Lee Munsell, artist, with Denise Fairweather, gallerist, May 2017.

 

“Munsell’s works have a staying power which gains the more the works are experienced. Like the subject which he undertakes, he seeks to convey the timeless and lasting effects of creation “-Art critic, William Havlicek, on Lee Munsell’s art.

 

 

Artist Lee Munsell

Lee Munsell was born in 1945 in San Francisco. He studied art at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. His art graces the walls of corporations and private residences throughout the United States. Lee has traveled extensively, most recently to Paris. When he travels he always takes photographs, and together with a few pencil sketches, he has inspiration for new work when he returns to his studio in Southern California. His work has been exhibited at several art galleries in California, and in 2007 Lee received a one man show at World Art Gallery in Orange County, California.

Lee has been married for over thirty years; his wife Lorrie is in good company with a growing number of people who greatly appreciate her husband’s talent for painting. They have four grown children and two grandchildren. His life is a balance of church, family, art, and surfing, in that order.

For more about the artist, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Lee Munsell

 

Q: Where in the Oregon coast, are the sea stacks called “the Needles”, you ask?

A: Composed of basalt, sea stacks in the ocean were formed by lava flows emanating from the Blue Mountains and Columbia basin about 15-16 million years ago. The lava flows created many of the northern Oregon coast’s natural features, including Tillamook Head, Arch Cape, and Saddle Mountain. A large sea stack, Haystack Rock, was once joined to the coastline but years of erosion have since separated the monolith from the coast. Three smaller, adjacent rock formations to the south of Haystack Rock are collectively called “The Needles“.

Q: Where, then, are the Three Graces, another well-known group of sea stacks, you ask?

A: The Three Graces are three large prominent rock outcroppings that are in between Garibaldi and Barview along the Oregon Coast Highway. This is an excellent location to stop for a beautiful picture or to take a stroll along the beach and out onto the rocks on a low tide to explore the shallow pools of water teeming with aquatic life. There are hundreds of sea anemones attached to the rocks, starfish, little crabs and much more to see when the water is low. The Three Graces are close to the opening of Tillamook Bay to the ocean.

 

On a previous visit to Fairweather House and Gallery artist Lee Munsell  arranged to meet art patrons who had a collection of his art works.

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Honored to be selected by the artist Lee Munsell to represent his fine art at Fairweather House and Gallery located at 612 Broadway in Seaside, Oregon.

For more info about the gallery go to http://www.facebook.com/fairweatherhouseandgallery or
go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com to read more.

In addition,Lee Munsell’s collectors include Saddleback Covenant Church, Catalina Research, Silver Bear Properties, Marmac Engineering, World Art Publishing, and Lairmont Estate. http://www.leemunsell.com

 

To read another blog post about Lee Munsell,  go to http://www.wordpress.com/Fairweatherhouseandgallery/ published on: Apr 21, 2016, article titled: Lee Munsell delivered his gorgeous new art.

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