“Surf Dancing” 11 x 14, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Surfer Boy” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Aqua Girls” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for more than 30 years.

Victoria’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in richly conceived seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. 

In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter as well. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works.


PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

On display July 3-25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fairweather Gallery’s July exhibition PLACE-BASED, an art show and sale, involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the  exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Featuring Northwest artists Barbara Bacon Folawn, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Pam Haunschild, Bev Drew Kindley, Phil Juttlestad, Lee Munsell, Jan Shield, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode by Paul Brent throughout the evening

Victoria Brook’s PLACE-BASED talk at 5:30 pm

NW habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm


FUN FACT:  Victoria Brooks is celebrating 12 years with the Fairweather Gallery in 2021!



Victoria Books is a resident artist of the Fairweather House and Gallery, Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.


Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

Grace note received May/ 2021

I’ve selected new work for the gallery . I would be happy to speak during the reception in July. I’m looking forward to having a fun and prosperous summer! Best regards, Victoria Brooks

Grace note received June/ 2021

Thank you for the beautiful job on the blog article! See you soon. Hugs, Victoria

Fairweather’s MAKING WAVES July 2019 exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.

Oil paintings by Paul Brent, encaustic art, sea turtles, beach rope baskets and urchin bowls by Emily Miller, watercolor/ calligraphy by Diane Copenhaver,  handmade mouth blown glass, sea glass jewelry by Mary Bottita and Barbara Walker.

Landscape oil on canvas by Karen E. Lewis, seascapes by Carol Thompson, fresco art by Agnes Field and mouth blown art glass.

Look closely to note the mouth blown floating glass bubbles. Just perfect for the MAKING WAVES art display and, yes, they are  available for purchase.

Seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

Oil seascapes by Victoria Brooks, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, hand made art glass vessels and vases.

Art for the MAKING WAVES exhibition, largely significant pieces, include new original work and new art glass selected specifically for the July month-long show.

Abstract wave art by Leah Kohlenberg, hand made glass by Bob Heath, hand made box by Christine Trexel, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely and art cards by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Seascape oil paintings by Phil Juttelstad,  watercolor by Bill Baily, landscapes by Lee Munsell, fine art photography by Dr. Dale J. Veith and Russell J. Young,  fused glass by Mike Fox, wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wood bowl by Tom Willing and seascape watercolors by Mary Burgess.

Art by Sharon Abbott-Furze, stemware by Rox Heath, and art glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari.

Mixed media by Sandy Visse,  seascape by Karen E. Lewis,  art glass by Bob Heath and hand forged candle sticks.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Staging by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member A.S.I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Read more about MAKING WAVES at:

Thank you Coast Weekend and reporter Katherine Lacaze for supporting the arts.


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


Featuring changing month-long exhibitions  by selected and significant Northwest artists, craftsmen and artisans.The gallery specializes in original oils, watercolors, mixed media works of art, as well as contemporary bronze, mouth blown glass work, abstracts, and one-of-a-kind accessories.

MAKING WAVES on exhibit through July 30.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

Featuring  artists Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen E. Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman,  Peg Wells, Russell J. Young, and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

 For more info please visit  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Saturday August 3, 5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

Opening reception for OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest  Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.   Curated exhibition. Resident artists. Paul Brent, Renee Hafeman, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Susan Romersa  and Dale J. Veith.

Welcoming new artist Christine Downs.

Introducing new artist Vicky Combs.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

 LIVE music by Shirley 88.



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.

The Looking Glass original oil Victoria Brooks

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.



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, 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.



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.

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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.”


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.


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 



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.


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

Voted #1 of top ten 2014 Faiweather moments!

BELONGING, August 2014.

Photographer Neal Maine, artist Victoria Brooks, River Inn at Seaside manager Masud Khan, Denise Fairweather, artist Penelope Culbertson and artist Paul Brent.

The launching of a first-ever-all-local art installation happened at Seaside’s newest built hotel, The River Inn.

BELONGING provided ample opportunity for the artists, who found inspiration for their art throughout the stunning Necancium River estuary and the Pacific Ocean, to meet and greet hotel guests and art patrons.

We raise a toast to Seaside Hospitality! Masud Khan and his sister hotels, The River Inn, Inn at Seaside and City Center Motel. Masud and his people are definitely creating a legacy of commitment in making a difference, in Neal Maine’s words “along the coastal edge.”

Fun Fact:
Proceeds from the art installation was forwarded to NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

#5 of Top Ten Fairweather Moments. Five artists that painted LIVE during 2014.

And so it was:
Victoria Brooks appeared to Paint LIVE at The River Inn in Seaside August 2014.
Paul Brent appeared throughout the summer to Paint LIVE at every Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.
Rodney Glen Martinez appeared to Paint LIVE in September 2014, as well as, several Sunday afternoons.
Carol Thompson appeared to Paint LIVE in June 2014, as well as, every Friday during the summer.
Kimberly Reed appeared to Paint LIVE in January 2014 and in October 2014.


Photo one: Setting up…

What is Painting Seaside LIVE(tm), you ask?

One setting, one artist, invited to paint in an open studio setting.


Photo two: Work in progress…


Photo three: Two hours later…


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Arriving for the summer: “The Find” a 20 x 16 original oil by Victoria Brooks.

It was juried into the 2013 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.


Victoria Brooks captures the essence of sun-drenched images in a vibrant, impressionistic style with work as characterized by “intimate moments set in richly conceived landscapes and seascapes.”