“Camellia” by naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, resident Fairweather House and Gallery artist.

Dorota, a Seaside artist, holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration through the Society of Botanical Artists in the UK. Dorota is a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists Circle, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, and the American Society of Botanical Artists. She created and published an ethnobotanical coloring book titled ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh holds a  B.A. degree in Art, B.A degree in International Studies, B.A., and M.A.T. degree.  She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education. She has taught Art, Spanish, ESL, Art of Ethnobotany, Botanical Drawing at public school, community colleges and various community/art centers.

“Magnolia bud in Oregon” 

March brings gorgeous flowering trees, a purple stormy sky, and lots of rain. What can be more precious?” DH-L

Added a bit more to the magnolia drawing. What a beautiful tree! What beautiful colors! DH-L

“Skunk cabbage are beginning to emerge on the Oregon Coast. One of my favorites as it brightens the dark swampy winter. This illustration was completed as part of my Diploma in Botanical Illustration with Society of Botanical Artists in London. Colored pencil and graphite.” DH-L

“Salal, an Oregon native.”   

A beginning of a composition. Love the resilience of the plant. DH-L

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

SeasideNATURE’S GRACE

On exhibition

Through April 25

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schulz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, and Jan Rimerman.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh spoke about her Seaside Mill Ponds coloring book at a recent Fairweather Gallery event.

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

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Dorota Haber-Lehigh’s Seaside Mill Pond Natural History Coloring Books. 

$20. 

Proceeds in support of Seaside Parks

“Grace helps us do more than we can on our own.

Nature brings truths that we could never discover without the help of grace.”

Art selected by Dorota Haber-Lehigh for the Nature’s Grace show at Fairweather’s. On sale and on exhibit through April 25.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh speaks about her Seaside Mill Ponds coloring books at a recent Fairweather Gallery after-hours event.


Dorota Haber-Lehigh | 2021 Creative Resident | Bloedel …

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Jan 29, 2021 — Dorota HaberLehigh is an artist, educator, and naturalist with a passion for depicting flora of the Pacific Northwest.
 
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Translating nature into art Seaside artist, forager and teacher …

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 Dorota HaberLehigh is fascinated by plants. Specifically, native plants: seeing how they grow and change through the seasons; identifying … Read more…
 

Astrophotograher Bob Kroll with his art on display.

Watercolors by Paul Brent, fall drawings by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, fused glass by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and encaustic art by Peg Wells.

Sunflower abstracts by Jan Rimerman, raw edge wood furniture by Ray Noregaard, and oil paintings by Emily McNeil.

Framed calligraphy quotes by Penelope Culbertson and  photo on metal by Neal Maine, and NCLC gift cards.

Impasto abstracts by Leah Kohlenberg, art glass by Fedor Zubanov, watercolors by Bill Baily, and wood bowls by Tom Willing.

Landscape photos by Steven A. Bash, jewelry by Mary Truhler, oils by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, and pottery by Suzy Holland.

Landscape oil by Karen E. Lewis, hammered silver by Nikki Hatt, glass by Bob Lercari, and photographs by Neal Maine.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

Through Sept. 26th 

OVER and UP September Art Exhibition focuses on contemporary art, showcasing a wide variety of art forms, mediums and expressions.

Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

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

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Sunflowers and Apples. Oil by Emily Schultz McNeil.

About the artist:

Emily Schultz is a born and raised Northwest painter who enjoys painting the garden and her beautiful little friends. She also likes to paint experiences that she has lived, and landscapes she loves. Currently, Emily is painting lots of fresh flowers, which have been very well received by her collectors. She has portraits in Dalton School, NY, and Winchendon School, MA.

 

 

Arriving shortly, “Sunflowers” by Jan Rimerman

 

About the artist:

When not in the studio, Jan Rimerman is the Visual Arts Coordinator of the Lakewood Center, the Art Director of the LO Reads Program, the Director of Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands in partnership with The Wetlands Conservancy & the Director of the Rain Spark Gallery.  She uses her work for presentations promoting the arts & culture while raising awareness for the World Wildlife Fund.  Fun fact: Jan is the turtle mother of six rescue turtles which follow her around the studio like puppies.

 

 

 

SUNBURST seed pearl mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely
Artist statement:

“As a native Oregonian, my eyes are open to the natural beauty and ever-changing sunlight surrounding me. My style developed over years of simple but profound outdoor moments.”

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

HELLO SUNSHINE Art Show and Sale

Now through August 25th

“The sun is but a morning star.” – Henry David Thoreau

The sun is a great metaphor for a beacon of light in the sky and the contrast between light and darkness in the world.

Art for the exhibition created entirely by North coast artists.

Featuring art byBlue Bond, Paul Brent, Lieta Gratteri,  Reneé Hafeman,  Bev Drew Kindley, Karen E. Lewis, Carolyn Lindberg, Neal Maine, Emily McNeil, Jan Rimerman, Gayle H. Seely and Fedor Zubanov.

Sharing some rays of sunshine (grace notes recently received):

 

“Thank you for exhibiting my artwork.  Your contributions to our community are admirable.” Dorota Haber-Lehigh
 “Thank you so much for always holding NCLC up. What you are doing in these difficult times is really amazing.”
Katie Voelke, North Coast Land Conservancy

 

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

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“As Fairweather House and Gallery- amid continued concerns – progresses forward towards regaining events while practicing health and safety measures and exercising agility among the changes that impact being open. Much is still needed in the recovery; however, the arts community is working together to be resilient and overcome the ongoing challenges. Indeed, art saves.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist

 

Save the date and time

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

September 5th, 5-7 p.m.

 

No barriers to art this month – Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be 100% online May 2-25!

May Art Walk is a concept of gallery-coordinated virtual exhibits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyYvHpqQI9g

As we continue following the State’s stay at home order,  Seaside galleries remain closed until further notice.

Galleries have gone on-line and are committed to assist you with during  COVID-19 via e-mail and through social media platforms.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On-line until further notice

A curatorial virtual NW exhibiton titled ‘In Full Bloom’

Fairweather House and Gallery brings together artists’ works in a variety of genres and interpretations, grouping them into an on-line spectrum of theme and color.

Featuring art by Jo Pomeroy Crockett, Christine Downs, Bev Drew Kindley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Greta Lindwood, Melissa Jander, Carmela Newstead, and Zifen Qian.

“I love flowers. If I could, I would have flowers for dessert and live in a greenhouse surrounded by them. I actually crave flowers for their lovely colors, textures, fragrance, and beauty,   D. Fairweather, galleriest

Featured floral art work includes botanical, realism, abstraction, and surrealism.

Research has found that being around flowers increases the level of compassion that they feel for others and are more willing to extend a helping hand to those in need.

Art can be purchased and picked-up by curbside appointment or delivered free locally.

Contact gallery curator @fairweatherkd@gmail.com or message on FB @fairweatherhouseandgallery

We will see you, hopefully, on the other side of the pandemic crisis.

 

 

Just viewing floral art causes joy in the same way as walking in nature and losing oneself in music.

“For if you think art is not necessary try to spend time without music, books, poems, movies and… art.”

Sharing a video recently posted by North Coast Land Conservancy.

 

 

Thank you for reading about the arts in Seaside.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Stunning spring 2020 magnolia study by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Ethnobotany and native plant Oregon Coast artist

Watercolor palette for magnolia artwork. Dorota Haber-Lehigh

“Drawing magnolia branch! What a beautiful tree. Trying to find some beauty amidst the chaos of life.”  DHL

 

Seaside artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh depicts Pacific Northwest native plants, portraying their sculptural beauty and brings attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature to emphasize natures and human fragility.

She is interested in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty. Her passion is to bring attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and emphasize nature’s and human fragility. She is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

April 19,  2020

“Oregon Grape beginning of a composition. I will keep adding elements throughout the year. Love the resilience of the plant.” DHL

Indeed, reminds ourselves of our own resilience.  This will be a lovely study…

A story on resilience:

To become more resilient, fill your mind with thoughts of stories of resilience. Read stories or biographies of tough people who have overcome hardships. Watch movies that have a theme of courage. Associate with courageous and disciplined people. Ask your courageous friends to share some interesting stories. Humor eases tension and anxiety; pay attention to the things that make you laugh and smile. Keep in mind that your objective is to become a more resilient person – not to escape reality.  Shared by  Susan Peterson, fellow Seasider and cultural arts supporter.  (Boost of Positivity for Professionals).

 

“The beach, creeks, rivers, parks and waysides are closed from the north end of Seaside to the south end, in support of the governor’s Stay Home Save Lives order.  Our local communities near each area — many of them small– need our support and understanding.” –Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

 

The closure halts all beach activities, including clamming, surfing, swimming and other activities. “Where the beaches and parks are closed, they are indeed closed for all uses. Closed means closed. Full stop.” Seaside Chief Dave Ham stated that officers are being asked repeatedly if the beach is open or if the closure applies to “locals.” He made it clear, with capital letters, “THE SEASIDE BEACH IS CLOSED!”

We are all looking at a new normal and are following Seaside’s guidelines.

Without our daily dose of being able to be outisde with nature, about living near a lot of parks and not being able to visit the parks, about living at the beach and not being able to walk on the sands, all the while honoring the state’s order to being safe and saving lives during the pandemic crisis— art can help us all cope and offers us hope.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

April 25, 2020

“Playing with watercolor landscape. From my own photo reference -Seaside Tillamook Head Oregon.”  DHL

 

Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. She also holds a graduate bilingual certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London in May 2019. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists. Dorota exhibits and teaches drawing regionally.

 

No barriers to art this month – Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be 100% online May 2-25!

May Art Walk is a concept of gallery-coordinated virtual exhibits.

As we continue following the State’s stay at home order,  Seaside galleries remain closed until further notice.

Galleries have gone on-line and are committed to assist you with during  COVID-19 via e-mail and through social media platforms.

Thank you for supporting the arts in Seaside.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On-line until further notice

A curatorial virtual NW exhibiton titled ‘In Full Bloom’

Fairweather House and Gallery brings together artists’ works in a variety of genres and interpretations, grouping them into an on-line spectrum of theme and color.

Featuring art by Jo Pomeroy Crockett, Christine Downs, Bev Drew Kindley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Greta Lindwood, Melissa Jander, Carmela Newstead, and Zifen Qian.

“Through Dorota’s realistic paintings, no matter how far apart we are, her art brings us closer together, with appreciation for the flowering spring season of 2020,” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

Featured art work includes botanical, **realism, abstraction, and surrealism.

Art can be purchased and picked-up by curbside appointment or delivered free locally.

Contact gallery curator @fairweatherkd@gmail.com or message on FB @fairweatherhouseandgallery

We will see you, hopefully, on the other side of the pandemic crisis.

Until then,  we will continue sharing and connecting in the arts with the artists and you…

Enjoy a flash back photo of  Dorota Haber-Leligh offering an artist lecture at Fairweather’s.

 

Q: What is realism in the arts, you ask?

A: Realism, sometimes callednaturalism, in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, or implausible, exotic, and supernatural elements.  This is the type of art Dorota Haber-Leligh creates.

 

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Sisters by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, oil on canvas

 

“I keep detail down to a minimum because a painting needs to be different than a photo. Simply reproducing a photo in every detail misses the point of painting, which is to create a new reality. I draw by eye and that can bring out interesting distortions. I like to work small because I can finish a work in three or four hours.   Each one is a stepping stone to becoming a better painter.”

 

Photo inspiration from the past.

Kind of ironic–the beaches are closed to vehicles and pedestrians  during the pandemic crisis.

 

 

“Most recently, I have worked on the human figure. Skin tone is a particular challenge. I tend to simplify detail in service to composition. This is the reference photo (google searching  a subject like “children on the beach” and choose subjects that seem simple with no more than three figures per painting.”  Sharon Kathleen Johnson,  seaside  artist, studied Languages, Art, and Music at Reed College.

 

 

“Sharon Kathleen Johnson’s artwork for incorporates the elements of art with memories—and one principle of design—unity—to communicate  feelings and emotion.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest

 

 

 

“Outside Interests” framed in white Leah Kohlenberg,

This pastel painting is inspired by the Oregon coast, but the colors are wild and bright (sometimes wacky).  This is to allow some of the raw brushwork and initial power that comes from an artistic first impression.”   Leah Kohlenberg, abstract painter.

“And, too, I have my art classes are online. I have one adult class that meets online on Sundays, from 1-4 p.m. and have added several kids classes during the week.” Leah

 

“What an online art class looks like.”  Leah Kohlenberg

“Say  hi to still life students and Reuters employees in Europe (Poland, England, Germany and Spain locations represented).Teaching is an attempt to share with others the more vibrantly colorful world that’s in my head. I have taught art for 18 years, first by helping start an English language art school called Sziv Studios in Budapest, Hungary with American artist Paula Brett, and since then teaching hundreds of students of all ages.  I founded the Roaming Studio for teaching art classes in 2010 (renamed Leah Kohlenberg Fine Art Classes in 2016).”  ”  Leah

 

 

“Drawing magnolia branch!! Trying to find some beauty amidst the chaos of life.”  Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching.  She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artist. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is interested in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty. Her passion is to bring attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and emphasize nature’s and human fragility. She is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has e authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”

 

 

Although,  we are dismayed over the current state of the pandemic crisis, about our gallery being closed, about not being able to serve our community in person at this time, we hope that you will find kindness and compassion for those in the arts who are struggling around you.

As we love art, we will continue to offer stories about the artists that are producing in the spring of 2020. 

 

We will see you on the other side of this.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon

Closed until it is safe to reopen…

Please visit us at:  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Due to the  novel coronavirus the gallery shut its doors on March 15, 2020

Please stay in touch with the us

We are still here for you, however, in a different way

Contact us on messenger on FB, or email fairweatherhouseandgarden@gmail.com

Flashback photo.

Fairweather Gallery art hostesses  Elaine, Kathy, Eliza, Kay, Shirley, Joan, Denise with naturalist Neal Maine  during the 2016 opening reception of Art Saves.   c. Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

April 04, 2020

Seaside, Oregon remains under an emergency order restricting visitors and access to public buildings, parks, streams, and beaches.

Please see  detalis at www.cityofseaside.us

 

If you’re stuck inside thanks to the age of social distancing due to #COVID19, while we may not be able to visit the ocean right now, these videos will help bring it right to your living room.

http://ow.ly/ZqI150z4wrq

 

“Salmonberries and Hummingbird” framed, watercolor and color pencils by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

 

“Manzanita and Painted Lady Butterfly” framed, watercolor and color pencils by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator and a naturalist with a passion for native plants of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Poland, Dorota loves foraging for berries, mushroom hunting, field sketching and collecting specimens. She is inspired by her grandparents, who were avid mushroom hunters and gardeners, her father’s travels, and her mother’s fabric art and ikebana arrangements.

SOLD!

“I have painted for the Fresh Start exhibition a new wild rose (Nootka rose) colored pencil study.” 

 

 

Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. She also holds a graduate bilingual certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London in May 2019. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists. Dorota exhibits original art at Fairweather House and Gallery and teaches drawing regionally.

 

 

Dorota Haber Lehigh … – Seaside High School: Teachersshs.seaside.k12.or.us › …

Ms. Haber-Lehigh has 18 years of teaching experience at middle school, high school and community college levels. Currently she teaches English Language …

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh ’98 Art to be Featured at Health Center …www.pacificu.edu › about › media › dorota-haber-lehigh-98-art-be-fe…

– Dorota Haber-Lehigh, ’98, has created artwork that will be featured at a new medical group clinic.

 

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh – Pacific Northwest Botanical Artistswww.pnba-artists.org › dorota-haber-lehigh

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, and forager with a passion for Pacific Northwest native plants. Dorota loves discovering plants that are medicinal …

 

 

 

Ruby and copper hues.

Angel of Waters sculpture (1/3 scale to size  NYC Central Park,  beaded tree, silver sequinned tree, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, and cold wax art by Peg Wells.

“The displays  at Fairweather’s are like amazing art installations.”

Emerald  and turquoise hues.

“Moonlight and Waves” original oils by Ron Nicolaides, hand painted ornaments, mouth blown seeded glass bubble vase, hand made glass “Ocean” platters by Sandy and Bob Lercari, faux wall by Brian Anderson.

“Art in hues, displays in jewel tones and fine interior design.”

Pearl and moonstone hues.

Handmade abalone shell trees,  handmade painted birch tree centerpieces, handmade sequinned trees, Theodore Roosevelt quote  “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”  calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade zinc finials, mouth blown mercury glass finials with ceramic urn filled with gold leaf and silver rhinestone ornaments. “The Guardian” Flemish oil strike off by Jon Anni.

“Fairweather’s gives one a visual experience. All. The. Time.”

Topaz and onyx hues.

Pen and ink art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, mixed media art by JoAnn Pari-Mueller,  pottery by Suzy Holland, wood boxes by Fred Lukens, handmade driftwood furniture, and coastal elk photograph by Neal Maine.

East window display featuring art by Lee Munsell, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, mixed media art by James Waterman,  handcut wood stars, handmade crystal trees, pearl and copper tree and mercury glass ornaments.

 “Window displays for the HUE exhibition have the important duty of helping define Fairweather’s  unique brand.”

West window display featuring clipped pear branch tree, vintage tinsel tree, hand-carved wood candlestick, pair of angels by a master of craft, silver plaster frame, handmade recycled wood pedestals.

“Viewed beautifully sculptured figurines. Each pose so real. Each one almost seems to come to life.”

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery.

HUE hostesses Joan, Kathy, Katie, Denise, Kay and Saundra.

“How wonderful is it, though, when your people come to dress…like this?”

HUE on exhibit through December 23.

“Can you imagine the time spent beforehand – conceptualizing, planning and installing?”

If you cannot, sharing a time lapse video of an art installation earlier in 2019…

Video represents one section of the Fairweather Gallery showing days of after hours installation work including spackling, painting, displaying, accessorizing and lighting the selected artworks for  the ‘Life Abundant’ exhibition April 2019

“Fairweather House and Gallery is one of the Historic Gilbert District’s most sought after destinations offering an ever-changing amazing visual experience.” 

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Shortie I for A FINE LINE.

Mixed media art by Bill Baily, woven bamboo basket by Charles Schweigert, black and white gull art by Leah Brown, encaustic art by Peg Wells, pen and ink drawings by Waka Takahashi Brown, photo by Susan Romersa, pottery by Suzy Holland and photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Shortie II for A FINE LINE.

Pen and ink shell studies, oak leaf watercolor and grape painting by Paul Brent.

Shortie III for A FINE LINE.

Art by Jan Shield, platter by Teresa Weisman-Knightand semi-precious bracelets by Mary Bottita.

 

Shortie IV for A FINE LINE.

Pen, ink and wax art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

 

Shortie V for A FINE LINE.

Handmade books by Christine Trexel and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Shortie VI for A FINE LINE.

Fused glass by Mike Fox with handmade glass by Bob Heath and Christine Downs.

Shortie VII for A FINE LINE.

Hand painted sea urchin rocks, signed and dated, by Kandy Schwartz.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

A FINE LINE

On view 

October 5-31

 

A FINE LINE”  an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art. Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

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

Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Oregon Grape” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, artist, educator and naturalist with a passion for native plants of the Pacific Northwest.

 

Work in Progress.

“Oregon Grape” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

 

Dorota enjoys staining the paper with walnut ink to create unique surface, and uses artist quality colored pencils such as Faber Castell Polychromos or Caran d’Ache, 100% cotton hot press 140 lbs acid free paper. For art mounted on woodblock she uses multiple layers of Dorland wax as protective cover.

 

“Lobster Mushroom” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

 

Dorota loves foraging for berries, mushroom hunting, field sketching and collecting specimens.

“Rose Hips”  on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Dorota is inspired by her grandparents, who were avid mushroom hunters and gardeners, her father’s travels, and her mother’s fabric art and ikebana arrangements.

 

 

“Pumpkin”  on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. She also holds a graduate bilingual certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London in May 2019. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists. Dorota exhibits and teaches drawing regionally.

 

 

Dorota depicts Pacific Northwest native plants, portraying their sculptural beauty and brings attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature to emphasize natures and human fragility.

Dorota enjoys depicting flora of the Pacific Northwest, often native plants. She is interested in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty. Her passion is to bring attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and emphasize nature’s and human fragility. Dorota is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has e authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”

 

 

 

“I am on the cover of Columbia Memorial Hospital newsletter and be featured in their article “Healing Arts.” I am working on an installation of 25 botanical illustrations of native plants of the Pacific Northwest, which were used medicinally by Native People. The installation will be part of a permanent collection in the hospital. Super excited about this. Yew, Red Huckleberry, Oregon Grape and Rose Hips.”  DHL

 

“Here is the article.”   DHL

 

 

October 24, 2019:

We are pleased to announce that Dorota Haber-Lehigh has selected Fairweather House and Gallery to represent her work covering the North coast territory of Seaside-Gearhart-Warrenton and Astoria. Dorota Haber-Lehigh is one of one hundred well-known and widely collected artists being represented. The gallery features a variety of artwork that includes both paintings and sculpture crossing the spectrum from contemporary abstracts to representational subjects.

 

 

Learn more about the gallery at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery. com