“Joy Of Spring”, 12 x 12  watercolor on textured gesso canvas.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“We can feel the exuberant energy of growth in the fresh textures and colors enveloping us in spring.”

 

“Reaching For The Light”, 10 x 8 watercolor on gessoed board.

Painted on site. Crystal  Springs garden.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“Flowers stretch for their place in the sun, for the best light and air, as all of us do.”

 

 

“Waiting For Spring” , 8 x10  watercolor and acrylic on gessoed board.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“Cool colors and bare branches suggest winter, but the warm earth hints at changing weather. The egret waits and makes the best of the present.”

 

Bev Drew Kindley

Artist Statement:

Happiness is being outdoors absorbing nature– watching, waiting, sensing, and beginning to notice the poetry of the flow of shapes and colors, the grand design.  Next best are my many reminders and memories of the beauty seen and felt.  A strong wish to share observations leads to ideas, sketches, and choices. 

Sometimes I may feel watercolor best expresses the mood with its depth of color and independent ways of spontaneously creating shapes and textures suggesting nature.  

I have learned to “Let IT do IT”, meaning to allow and appreciate the ways of water with pigment while gently modifying to strengthen the emerging theme.  Watercolor on gesso-primed board or canvas gives more possibilities and can be varnished for protection.

Sometimes varied layers of acrylic paint as well can create intriguing depth and texture.  My paintings can be reminders to you of how refreshing it is to let intuition and experimenting be your guide.

 

 

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is free and is open to the public.

The Art Walk is all about seeing art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Visitors meet artists, snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view painting demonstrations, listen to artist’s talks and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

March 2, 5-7:pm

Opening artist reception for “March”, an exhibition

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist

Dr. Dale J. Veith, fine art photographer

Russell J. Young, landscape photographer

Leah Kohlenberg, abstract painter

Mary Hurst, Celtic jewelry designer

T. Diane Copenhaver, acrylic  artist

Meet and greet the artists in attendance

Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration

LIVE music by Shirley 88

Habitat lecture by  local naturalist Neal Maine at 6:pm.

For more info about Art Walk events, please visit www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

 

 

Bev Drew Kindley will offer an artist talk during the opening reception on March 2 at Fairweather’s

Bev Drew Kindley

“I’m a native Oregonian who paints to understand, and enjoy the inspiration of unique moments of light and weather. My impressionistic works of art are to viewed as visual celebrations, connecting with light, color, form, texture and design. It’s my way of communicating with the world. My hope is to encourage appreciate and protection of our heritage and world. 

Learning to paint has been an on-going process since I first began drawing, with further education from Portland State University, Portland Community College and individual workshops…I have been always curious and fascinated with the power of the individual to create.

Exhibiting throughout Oregon, as well as, painting the coastal areas, has encouraged my productivity and experimenting with different medias– oil, gouache, watercolor, pastel and others.

I have taught painting classes and worked in the art business for quite some time. At present, my greater enthusiasm is painting “en plein air”, a French term, meaning to paint working outdoors, and capturing the light without a short time frame because of the immediacy of the experience, as well as, the abundance of visual information along with the possibility of sudden breakthroughs in methods due to improvising.

All of my recent work begins with the experience of the real location, later finished in the studio, oftentimes with the aid of sketches and photos of the location.”  

Education:

Portland State University, degrees in Art and Philosophy
Portland Community College, degree in Art
Independent studies and workshops, including Al Brouilette

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

Seaside Moment

Seaside Sunset by Bev Drew Kindley original on canvas.

“A special moment on a Seaside evening when we can feel the atmosphere and the high-lighted textures at sunset.”–Bev

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
August 6th, 5-7pm

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway
Opening reception for MOMENTS LIKE THIS, an exhibition of selected art created by artists mesmerized by the sparkling ocean and fiery sunsets, “in light so soft and tender, despite its brilliance” as artist Henri Matisse said.

Artists appearing Bev Drew Kindley and Paul Brent, among others.

On certain days, and in a favorite spot, artist Bev Drew Kindley can be seen painting outside-usually about mid-afternoon, in the en plein air style, near the ocean. The artist, a native Oregonian, paints to understand the unique moments of light and weather. All of her recent work begins with the experience of the real location, later finished in the studio.

The artist, with dual degrees in Art and Philosophy, strives to encourage appreciation and protection of our heritage and world through her art.

Paul Brent is an artist whose paintings of coastal life and nature have gained widespread recognition both nationally and internationally.

He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beach scapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

Paul Brent

 

 

Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal and Coastal Living. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of the Society of Illustrators.

 

Paul Brent work in progress

Pictured  above:  Paul Brent’s watercolor started during the July Art Walk at Fairweather’s.

NCLC  on Sandlake

NCLC property, Sandlake.  Completed painting by Paul Brent.

 

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Photo: Jay and Jan Barber with Neal Maine in the NCLC corner at the Fairweather Gallery. All proceeds from the PacificLight Images are donated to NCLC, a  “doing good works” by the FH&G staff and photographer.

Take note:  On August 6th at 6:pm nature photographer Neal Maine introduces his latest image and will speak about the habitats found outside  in our own back yards, steps in paradise, along the coastal edge.

“By the August Art walk, I will have my  best image in my career, in my opinion. It is one that could be called a fine art photograph from a very special moment.”Neal Maine.

Adult beverages, light refreshments, live music by Shirley 88, artist lectures and door prizes will be provided.

Bev Drew Kindley en Plein Air

 

During the “Moments Like This” opening reception Bev Drew Kindley will be offer a Seaside Painting Live ™ demonstration.

Shirley Smith-Yates

“For the August Art Walk at Fairweather’s I am composing an original song for “Moments Like This.”Shirley Smith-Yates.

For more information about NCLC, please go to http://www.nclctrust.org

For more information, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Paul Brent, Bev Drew Kindley and Neal Maine

For more information about the Art Walk, please go to http://www.facebook.com/seasidefirstsaturdayartwalk

 

Bev Drew Kindley

Bev Drew Kindley

Autumn Trail

En Plein Air painting by Bev Drew Kindley.

“The  en plein air experience is for me a much richer, more satisfying way of learning about nature while being immersed in the outdoors–even when the weather isn’t ideal or my painting isn’t quite perfect yet either. Sometimes it benefits from finishing in the studio or serves as a beginning for other paintings, but the experience becomes part of what we artists can share with viewers. 

I’ve been enjoying your blog posts–sounds like you have a lot of fun!  Thanks for all you do.  Your energy and ideas are inspiring. New en plein air work will arrive for Fairweather’s October Fall Retreat Art Walk.”    ——Bev

Q:  What is the meaning of en plein air, you ask?

A:  En plein air, a French word, literally translates as ‘open air’, and is defined as painting or drawing outside, in the open air. The equivalent term in Italian would be alfresco. These works were taken directly from nature, and infused with a feeling of the open air.

The term is largely associated with the Impressionist artists of the late 1800s, a time when artists began to paint subject matter not normally seen: real people doing real, everyday things, and they came out of their studios into the open air to create their works. Impressionist artists were particularly interested in the influence of changing light outdoors on color. The popularity of en  plein air painting was aided by the development of easily portable painting equipment and materials, including paints sold in tubes.

Bev Drew Kindley

Bev Drew Kindley

Bev Drew Kindley exhibits art about the Oregon landscape.  She has taught painting classes and worked in the art business for quite some time, and works with different medias– oil, gouache, watercolor, pastel and others. At present, painting “en plein air”, a French term, meaning to paint working outdoors in the changing season, and capturing the autumn light within a short time frame because of the immediacy of the experience, as well as, the abundance of visual information along with the possibility of sudden breakthroughs in methods due to improvising. 

All of her recent work begins with the experience of the real location, later finished in the studio, oftentimes with the aid of sketches and photos of the location. The artist has degrees in Art and Philosophy from Portland State University.

 

Artist Bev Drew Kindley

“An Oregon artist, I often paint impressionistic landscapes “en plein air” or based on site experience, memories, sketches and photos.
Searching for the brightness and joy in every season, inspired by the light and energy I find in nature, I experiment to transform the excitement I feel into colors, shapes, movement and brushstrokes.

Working to communicate what I discover keeps me always exploring places, mediums and methods.

Observing and painting is a meditation, an active appreciation, a way to connect intuitively with nature.  When I turn to the peace of fields and beaches, the strength of trees in shadow, the spirited persistence of wildflowers or the flickering light of ponds and gardens, I feel refreshed, exhilarated, enriched.

I absorb a scene, focus on the mood, simplify the important features and begin to visualize a way to suggest feelings and ideas and create a sense of life.”


“I feel inspired when I turn to the peace of the beaches, the spirited persistence of the flickering light.”

We are fortunate to announce that artist Bev Drew Kindley will speak during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on September 6th between 5-7pm. Please join us.

IMG_030072Pictured:   Bev Drew Kindley, artist and philosopher
Part of her conversation offered during the June 1 Art Walk, “Doing Good Works”

“Observing and painting is a meditation, an active appreciation, a way
to connect intuitively with nature.  When I turn to the peace of  beaches, the strength of trees in shadow, the spirited persistence of the changing weather or the flickering light on water, I feel refreshed, exhilarated, enriched.  I absorb a scene, focus on the mood, simplify the important features and begin to visualize a way to suggest
feelings and ideas and create a sense of life.”