Crow by Gregory Bell.

Encaustic (beeswax) on wood panel.


Two crows.

Encaustic (beeswax) on wood panel.

Gregory Bell, artist.

And, too, read about crows…

By Lynette Rae McAdams• For Coast Weekend.com  

Published on October 26, 2017


Wild Side: Crows – Coastal Life – Coast Weekend 


Coastal Elk Encaustic (beeswax) on wood panel by Gregory Bell.


Q: What is encaustic (beeswax) painting, you ask?


A:  Encaustic painting involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added.  The beeswax is applied to a surface –usually prepared wood though canvas and other materials are often used.  Metals tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools.  Encaustic  painting was developed by the ancient Greek shipbuilders, who used not wax to seal their ships.



Loner.  Coyote encaustic by Gregory Bell


Gregory Bell is an Oregon native, born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest.

He was a student of the Oregon College of Art and Craft where he pursued studies in ceramics.

He has expressed himself visually through ceramic, glass, encaustic (wax) sculpture, encaustic painting and is an avid photographer.

He is a problem-solver and enjoys the challenge of relating his point of view through complex materials.

His work is shown locally and he has enjoyed success in juried shows.

He practices historical film photography, specifically wet-plate collodion (tintype) and platinum/palladium printing methods.

He works from his studio in Cannon Beach, Oregon.



Crow encaustic by Gregory Bell.  Two’s a Company encaustic by Gregory Bell.


Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

SHADOWS, an exhibition through October,  focuses on the interplay of light and dark through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses.

New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell,  Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.



He is my pal!
There was no wind on the beach that night of the family reunion.
Kevin wanted to fly his kite for the reunion picture but without wind, how could he fly his kite?
Fortunately, he found a stick on the beach to hold up the kite.
However, the kite technically did not ‘fly’…this climate change aggravates Kevin!!!



Doreen a



Her favorite color is pink.  She matched her flip lops to her bucket.  




Aunt Kay.

She never stops talking. How does she know so much about what everyone is doing?  She so frequently puts her foot in her month without even recognizing it. Doe she even think about or listen to what  she says”  Tall her a secret. That news will be all over town instantly.  Full of judgement of everyone else yet her life is perfect.  Just as her.




A page from Karynn Kozij’s book:

“Octopus Family Reunion at the Beach came to life from hundreds of feet of rope, floats, and a lot of marine debris found.  The family developed visual character and personality of materials discovered and used in theme and intuition.  Anthropomorphic, stereotypical and/or politically  incorrect family resemblance, descriptions, and/or likeness to anyone known or unknown, living or not, is purely coincidental and serendipitous …or not” 

Karynn and her marine debris art book.


Lookie here! Up high… is Fairweather’s is Karynn’s Kevin…flying a kite!


View From The Porch: Art From The ‘Octopus’s Garden’
“Kevin Who Loves Kites,” by Karynn Kozij. GEARHART —In the interest of full disclosure, my husband, Mr. Sax (RJ Marx), made contact with Karynn Kozij, the …

For FINDINGS! Karynn Kozij’s marine debris art. Found for FINDINGS before the artist created… and after= Frazzled Model Mom by Karynn Kozij, marine debris …



Catherine Mahardy artist

Mixed media watercolor combined with permanent ink pen, mica infused pastels  and semi-precious stones.



“My art comes through me. I can plan a painting but in the process another knowledge shows up.

It is a quiet arrival that I effortlessly merge with starting from a mysterious place in me that’s been there for a very long time.

I am touched and inspired to paint the exceptional nuances of our world.

It is  beneficial for me to do this because it helps me remember places in my travels and that is satisfying for me and at times for the eye of the beholder.

I am working on pouring techniques to impress upon the paper various odd shapes and found edges in a nature.

It is such a precious system we have been given.

The ocean inspires me and it reminds me of love itself.”  Catherine Mahardy



It is all right to follow that thread and tug a bit at what is inside one’s head. It is here one may find the mirror of time quietly reflecting the world.–Cathy

Artist bio:

Catherine Mahardy is from Ventura, California and lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her earliest teachers were her parents whose encouragement kept the spark alive.
She was touched by the ocean’s magnificence throughout her life. Maxfield Parrish, Catherine Anderson, and Frederick Church are her favorite artists.
She is self-taught primarily, studied two years at college level and with Sandra DiVissor and Helga Evans in New York.

Her technique is watercolor combined with permanent ink pen, mica infused pastel, and sometimes she will add unusual found objects such as semi-precious stones. Experimenting with sand, cornstarch, to capture nature’s outrageous textures and color, she wants to leave behind some evidence of the places she has been lucky to visit.



Fairweather House and Gallery

The summer season ends with a most perfect exhibition titled: COLOR IT FALL!

New original art compositions revolve around the complementary clash of the deliberately heightened blues, dazzling oranges and brilliant yellows. 

Color is the dominant element in new fall art at the  Fairweather Gallery through September. 

Welcome to Fairweather’s Catherine Mahardy!


Grace note received:

Just a little side note to let you know how delicious it was to stand there and see all those amazing people artists and yourself of course. To celebrate community is so important.  Thank you again, Cathy Mahardy


Petrified Wood Cuff.  Oregon picture jasper pendant.   Fossilized coral Pendant.


Double lapis ring.


Oregon thunder egg cuff.


 Lapis cuff.



 Tigers eye pendant.

Alan Stockham creates handmade, one of a kind silver jewelry with stones from the Northwest and beyond. Each silver piece is signed, marked by the artist & numbered.

Available exclusively at Fairweather House and Gallery.  Please call 503-738-8899 for more details.



Petrified Wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment. Groundwater flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material by inorganic materials such as opal. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the wood
Some specimens of petrified wood are such accurate preservations that people do not realize they are fossils until they pick them up and are shocked by their weight.

Oregon Picture Jasper is distinguished from other Chalcedony varieties such as Agate and Carnelian by its opacity. The appeal of Jasper is its interesting color patterns and formations. Jasper is an ancient gemstone, and is mentioned in the bible and other classical sources.

Fossilized Coral is a natural stone that is formed when ancient coral is gradually replaced with agate. The fossilized coral typically appears as small flower-like patterns in the stone.

Lapis is a blue rock composed of multiple minerals that has been used by people as a gemstone, sculpting material, and ornamental material for thousands of years.

Thundereggs are nodules or geodes that form when agate, chalcedony, or opal precipitate within the cavities of rhyolite, welded tuff, or perlite. When they are cut open, a treasure of colorful gem material and crystals is often revealed. The most popular rock in Oregon is said to be the thunderegg.

Tiger’s Eye forms when Quartz forms over existing Crocidolite, and eventually entirely replaces it. During the replacement process, the iron within the Crocidolite dissolves and stains the Quartz, thereby providing the golden yellow to brown color of the Tiger’s Eye.

–geology.com / …Fossils/ …Gemstones

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