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” Favorite Things” mixed media by Deirdra Doan

 

” Hope” mixed media by Deirdra Doan

Artist statement:

“Ten years ago after a lifelong love and practice of painting, a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and an Art teaching credential, I became fascinated with the “mixed media” artist community. I learned the new techniques and has used them with great joy to produce works that express themes of beauty that are so important to her.

Working in this new style explored my inner intuitive voice and spiritual truths. The freedoms of the mixed media process has allowed me to tap into my subconscious. Portraits and figurative paintings are perfect models to express my dreams, spiritual growth and emotions,” Deirdra Doan, artist.

“Woman with Bird” original art by Deirdra Doan.

Deirdra Doan has worked as a children’s book writer/illustrator and won various art awards including “Best of Show”, graphics and photography for national record label covers, video documentaries and home decor (featured in several magazines).


“Deirdra‘s passionate love for life and beauty has always driven her art.”

CERTIFICATION

Basic Art Education K-12

EXPERIENCE

Set Design Oregon Public Broadcasting: A Victorian Christmas

Photography for Hearts of Space Records – CD artwork/packaging and promotions

Illustrations for Hearts of Space Records Wayfarer – Ancient Paths to Sacred Places CD Booklet

Graphic Art and Photography for Tapestry productions: Posters, Tickets, CD and DVD covers

Videography for Shirley Bennett’s “Affordable Elegance” as well as “Creative Wardrobing”

 

John Doan’s video “In Search of the Harp Guitar” and “Celtic Pilgrimage” Ireland

Photography for John Doan’s “Into the Quiet”

 

 

Painting, writer, text, and graphics of ”Nikki Nisse and the Christmas Star” 2018

 

At the opening reception of ‘Portraiture’ Deirdra Doan, artist, spoke about her works of art.

 

Deirdra Doan with art on display.

 

Deirdra Doan self portrait, mixed media.

 

 

Seaside artist Susan Romersa

 

After a long history in Las Vegas Advertising and Public Relations, Susan Romersa has been enjoying photography, writing, and painting along the Oregon coast since moving to Seaside from Nevada. Susan has continued her work in publicity here in the Seaside area.

 

“Lady” oil on canvas by Susan Romersa

 

Susan Romersa feels her oil paintings and photography celebrate the beauty and constantly changing surroundings that the Oregon coast offers. Her work reflects the many impressions of the area, including nature – great landscapes – pets, some portraits and figure paintings.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

December 2018

 “All is Calm”, an exhibition featuring the art of Susan Romersa.

The Seaside artist paints in oil celebrating the beauty in portraits and figure paintings. In 2005 Susan was ordained as a Minister of Religious Science after many years of study.

 

Fairweather’s fourth  annual harp petting zoo features beautiful Limerick harp by NW woodcrafter Duane Bolster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Sea-urchin”  watercolor on hand-marbled paper

#1 of an original triptych by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

 

“Sea life has always been mysterious to me.” JoAnn Pari-Mueller

 

“Sea-horse” watercolor on hand-marbled paper

#2 of an original triptych by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

“I use my watercolors, calligraphy, pastels, and collage to capture their beautiful colors, shapes, and textures.” JoAnn Pari-Mueller

 

“I sea one” watercolor on hand-marbled paper

#3 of an original triptych by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

“The absolute immensity in variety of sea creatures is awe-inspiring.” JoAnn Pari-Mueller

 

 

Artist Statement:

I have always lived in the countryside and always been a collector. I was raised in farmland Wisconsin and moved to farmland Oregon in my mid-twenties, continuously amassing interesting objects of nature and hand-made textiles and crafts from around the world.

I use watercolors, pastels, marbling, collage, and/or calligraphy to put down on paper the observations I make about the colors, lines, shapes, and patterns of these natural and handcrafted items. It is my goal to have others take away some of the awe I feel when studying their intricacies.

 

Often fine details catch my eye; other times I am interested in the relationship between objects – the “collector mentality.”  I like the starkness of a subject against a white background, but may also intersperse geometric lines or shapes with the mostly curvilinear subjects. Often I use richly colored or detailed borders or backgrounds – influences of the many patterns and colors in my collections. I always use 100% rag paper and high-quality pigments, so care should always be taken to protect these materials from light with archival framing.

 

After 15 years as an art museum tour guide, in 2009 I began immersing myself in art classes at area art schools and colleges. I am an active member of the Oregon Society of Artists, the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the Portland Society for Calligraphy and have participated in numerous exhibits throughout the state and my county’s October Open Art Studio.   JoAnn Pari-Mueller/ Pacific NW artist specializing in watercolor, pastels, and calligraphy.

 

“I followed many of Jacque Cousteau’s adventures as a child. and am thrilled to live near the Pacific Ocean as an adult.”  JoAnn Pari-Mueller

 

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

PEARS by Lynda Campbell.

A “pear” antly by Lynda Campbell, pastel artist.

“More often than not I’m noticing as I age, that the days are fleeting. Many are consumed with extraneous piddly stuff! They seem to evaporate. Is that what I want? Is that what pleases me? Those are 2 questions I ask myself. At this point, having some escape time is becoming more important. This happens when I pick up my pastels to paint. It is therapeutic and relaxing whether or not a successful painting evolves.

My interests vary as often as the seasons. I’ve found over the years I am attracted to organic shapes and contortions. In winter lab time I often look at gourds and especially PEARS. The oval, earthy shapes are appealing and sensual.

I’ve worked in soft pastels about 14 years. They allow a wonderful, immediate, vibrant palette of colors. I tend to be bold. I lean more towards impressionism.

There is such a great feeling when escaping into a piece. Time disappears. Very few efforts result in a masterpiece but I’ve occasionally had a satisfying conclusion.

With that mention, you notice I’ve accumulated a few observations of PEAR motifs. Some share a bit of humor, all share a pleasurable painting experience for me.”   Lynda Campbell

PEARS by Lynda Campbell.

Lynda Campbell, pastel artist, has worked in the medium for about 14 years. She has a BS degree in Art Education from the University of Oregon. She has lived with her husband and children in Seaside for almost 50 years. She spent the majority of her 24 teaching career years as an Art Education teacher primarily in Broadway Middle School in Seaside Oregon. She was fortunate to start a formal Art Education program in Briggs Junior High in Springfield, Oregon and Seaside High School.

Over the years she has taken classes and workshops from various known artists. Eric Weigardt, Shirley Dahlsten, Tom Benenati, Royal Nebeker, Marla Bagetta, Susan Ogilivie and has appreciated having Kathy Moberg as a mentor.

Her work has been represented in several local galleries over the last 12 years from Astoria to Cannon Beach and collected by various private patrons. She has had awards and recognitions for her soft pastels.

 

Q: What are  pastels, you ask?

A: A  pastel consists of pure powdered pigment and binder in a stick. It’s basically the same pigment that  is used in all art mediums. In appearance, it’s sort of a cross between a stick of chalk and a crayon. They are held in the same way that you would hold a pencil, crayon or paint brush.

Renaissance masters, such as Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1510) and Michelangelo (1475-1564), used chalks for drawing, and it was from this that pastel developed.

 

Today there are now many different hues and shades available and many have an almost limitless shelf-life.

For more info go to https://www.britannica.com/art/pastel-art

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Through May 31

Perfect Pear, Pair,  Pare Exhibition

Regional artists were selected due to their art related to scale and perspective, and the way things correlate and interact.

Featuring artists Lisa Wiser, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell.

 

For more info about the gallery, please visit  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
Artist Mike Mason is holding “Allium onion. “
 The Allium or “onion blossom,” grows from a single bulb. Representing: unity, humility, and patience it kindly rules over these ancient ferns. Ferns are fascinators with magical powers of invisibility. They are said to assist in seeing into the future as well as facilitating eternal youthfulness.
“Love In The Mist” by Mike Mason.
Do not be tricked by her sharp presentation. Nigella Damascena or “Love In The Mist,” is a soft plant that says “Kiss me!” Historically evoking images of “The Bride,” with her hair down as a sign of purity. A concept reinforced in this image by the foundation of purity and love associated with the white rose petals on which they are placed. Printed on metal.
“Iris” by Mike Mason.
A family of friendly tiny purple Japanese Iris share their message of Purity. With Respect, Wisdom and Valor these flowers faithfully transport you to the glowing beyond. A place filled with the Joy, Optimism, and Friendship promised by the yellow Rose.
 
“Calla Lilies” by Mike Mason.
This world created by Peony petals offer an environment teaming with romance. It sings about prosperity and good fortune and is such an honorable place for a grouping of faithful, elegant and mysterious black Calla Lilies to dance.


Mike Mason, artist, spoke about his pressed flower art and demonstrated his art during the opening reception for Observing Botany at the Fairweather House and Gallery for April Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

“My art is created with “nature’s paint brush.” Using dried and pressed flower and plant product to create my “brushstrokes.” Each fragile petal is glued and perfectly placed in collage style. I have the original art photographed to capture the color that only occurs in Nature.”

 

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