Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle.

 

From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

Paul Brent was born in Oklahoma City and lived in rural Southwest Oklahoma with his family until he was thirteen. His parents, who were educators, moved their family to Long Beach, California, and Paul attended high school and California State College in Long Beach. He majored in art but in his junior year of college he transferred to the University of California at Berkeley to study architecture. He completed his Bachelors of Architecture and joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Panama City, Florida. There he met his wife, Lana Jane and after they were married he left the service and they returned to California where he completed his Masters degree in Architecture at Cal Berkeley.

He and Lana Jane have an art gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they live part of the year. From June to October they live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio for the past 10 years.

 

Paul Brent exhibits his work in Seaside at Fairweather House and Gallery on Broadway.

 

Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, Florida Monthly and many more. He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He had authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee. He has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida.

© 2006-2017 All images copyright Paul Brent

 

 

 Throughout July! Pop-Up Open Studio located at 608 Broadway. You are invited to come in, look at the artwork and watch Paul Brent paint  on his latest painting. Paintings may be purchased through Fairweather’s Gallery.

July Hours and Events for the Paul Brent Studio:

Wed. July 5: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

Thursday July 6: Open studio 11am to 3 pm

Tuesday July 11: Open studio 11am t0 3pm

 

Tuesday July 18: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

 

And, too, Paul Brent will offer watercolor  and mixed watercolor and oil Painting Seaside LIVE ™ classes! 

 

Sign up for Paul Brent painting classes sponsored by the Fairweather Gallery and the Gilbert Block Building.  

Please call 503-738-8899 or email fairweatherhosueandgarden@gmail to register.  

Classes will be kept to a maximum of 12 participants and no prior experience with painting is necessary. 

A minimum of 5 participants is necessary for the class to make. 

All materials will be provided. 

For each class a fee of $45 will be charged. 

Hours and classes may vary based on participation.

 

July Hours and Painting Classes at the Paul Brent Studio:

Wed. July 12: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

Wed. July 19: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

 

 

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Paul Brent for more info/

Wonderful news! Paul Brent is offering a series of master painting classes and an open studio  in downtown Seaside,  for visitors and residents alike, to be held throughout the 2017 summer season sponsored by the Fairweather Gallery, on selected weekdays! 

To register your interest in the painting classes, please go to fairweatherhouseandgarden@gmail.com or call 503-738-8899.

 

 

 

Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle. From his watercolors to his oil paintings, he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

 

 

 

Some of my students painting sailboats in watercolor  at Panama City Center for the Arts.

 

Hours and Events for the Paul Brent Studio in Seaside, Oregon.

Open Studio: you are invited to come in, look at the artwork and watch Paul Brent paint on his latest painting.  Paintings may be purchased through the Fairweather Gallery next door.

***Sign up for Paul Brent painting classes at Fairweathers.  Classes will be kept to a maximum of 12 participants and no prior experience with painting is necessary.  A minimum of 5 participants is necessary for the class to make. All materials will be provided.

Wed.           July 5:  Open studio 11 am to 3pm

Thursday    July 6:  Open studio  11am to 3 pm

Tuesday      July 11:  Open studio  11am t0 3pm

 

***Wed.  Master Class at $45/person    July 12: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

Pre-registration required. Reserved seating available for 5-12 people. Call 503-738-8899 for more details.

Tuesday          July 18: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

***Wed. Master Class at $45/person  July 19: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

Pre-registration required. Reserved seating available for 5-12 people. Call 503-738-8899 for more details. 

 

 

 

Paul Brent was born in Oklahoma City and lived in rural Southwest Oklahoma with his family until he was thirteen. His parents, who were educators, moved their family to Long Beach, California, and Paul attended high school and California State College in Long Beach. He majored in art but in his junior year of college, he transferred to the University of California at Berkeley to study architecture. He completed his Bachelors of Architecture and joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Panama City, Florida. There he met his wife, Lana Jane and after they were married, he left the service and they returned to California where he completed his Master’s degree in Architecture at Cal Berkeley. He and Lana Jane have an art gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they live part of the year.

 

From June to October they live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio for the past 10 years. Paul Brent exhibits his work in Seaside at Fairweather Home and Gallery located at 612 Broadway. 

Paul Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, Florida Monthly and many more. He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He had authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee. He has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Paul Brent

© 2006-2017  Fairweather House and Gallery/  Paul Brent

 

To read more  about Paul Brent, go to:

http://www.emeraldcoastmagazine.com/…/Paul-Brent-He-Has-The-Will-and-Wonder-to-Watercolor

Beach artist Paul Brent does just that, immortalizing the beauty of his home with a likeness only watercolor and oil paint can render.

 

https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1440318050 Wonderful Watercolors with Paul Brent: Great Designs for your Home

 

http://www.bayartsevents.com/event/paul-brent-new-approaches-to-watercolor/

Paul Brent, an artist who exhibits nationally, has been known from the beginning of his career as a watercolorist.

 

 

 

 

 

Beloved artist Victoria Brooks arrives to paint LIVE on July 1st for the opening reception of WAVES at Fairweather’s during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

Sea Power by Victoria Brooks, reprinted from the Steppin’ Out magazine summer 2017 edition.

Of course, like any other job, being an artist has its challenges. You need the discipline to master many different craft tools and techniques. You must develop keen analytical and problem-solving skills. You need the dedication to refine your sensibilities into a unique artistic voice. Moreover, you must learn how to run the business of Yourself, Inc. 

None of this happens overnight. Nevertheless, the work also offers deeply satisfying rewards—from the thrill of discovery to the satisfaction of bringing something beautiful into the world, from the validation of your work by experts at art shows and competitions to the joy of seeing how your creations affect the lives of others. For me, this last—how my work connects with my clients—is the most rewarding.

These connections can be both profound and simple. Sometimes a painting resonates with a client emotionally, and she takes my painting home to savor the feelings it evokes again and again. Sometimes a painting reminds a client of something in her own life, and she presents the painting to a friend or relative to rekindle memories of shared moments, they cherish. In addition, sometimes clients just like a painting’s technical execution or want to add a little beauty to their lives and “know it when they see it.”

It is with these connections in mind that I select my subjects and my style. Although I do lots of studio work, I love the outdoors and favor the direct approach of working en plein air (in the open air). When I work outside, I use oils and all my senses to capture landscapes, portraits, and emotional moments of people in natural settings. Working outside means, I have to chase the ephemeral effects of sunlight, moving water, wind, and weather (while dealing with the occasional animal, insect, or onlooker). As a result, my paintings have a strong sense of spontaneity and freshness.

A graceful woman strolls along a beach alone, the wind teasing her hair. Sun-washed children discover treasures translucent, breaking waves have tossed ashore. A monumental rock formation, bathed in a kaleidoscope of hues by the setting sun, stands guard where sea meets land and day meets night. You get the picture.
Because I am serious about my work, I am always looking for ways to grow artistically, spiritually, and professionally. To that end, for the past dozen years or so, I have had the pleasure of hosting en plein air workshops and classes around the world. My students have represented a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.
My goal has been to help all of them reach the next level in their journeys as artists. For some, painting is now a fulfilling pastime. Others have become accomplished, award-winning pros in their own right. As for me, my students’ enthusiasm, sharing, and comradery have been inspirational in many ways. In addition, they continue to affirm in me the one great Truth about art: We are all chasing the light together. I feel blessed to have a career in fine art.

 

For more info about the Stepin Out magazine, please visit http://www.traveltowinecountry.com/

 

 

Through numerous gallery exhibitions and shows, art lovers around the world have come to admire and enjoy the art works of Victoria Brooks. She captures the essence of sun-drenched images typical of  a vibrant, impressionistic style.

Victoria’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in romantic, richly conceived landscapes and seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. Her special talents are particularly evident in her expressive portraits where she reflects the mood and inner nature of her subjects.

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, she pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for 20 years.

For more about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Victoria Brooks.

Timely quote by master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson.

For ICONIC, an art exhibition, through June, 2017.

 Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image •an iconic vacation

 

Penelope Culbertson offered a scribing LIVE episode during the opening reception of Iconic on June 3rd.

 

 

 

For Iconic, an exhibition, Penelope Culbertson created new water-color works combined with calligraphy.  In addition, in the photo are seascapes  by Lee Munsell.  Throughout the years, water-color artist and master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson  has appeared during events at Fairweather’s to offer art lectures, calligraphy history lessons, and scribing LIVE events.

For more about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com/ artists/ … Penelope Culbertson. …Lee Munsell

Original work by Penelope Culbertson.

Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico.

Penelope was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel.

Since her return to Portland, Penelope has had seventeen solo exhibits of her watercolors. She showed year round at the Hawthorne Arts Gallery and annually at the Buckman Art Show where she was the founding chairman of the Children’s Art Sale. She taught children’s art classes at the Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary and for the Portland Parks Dept. in their after-school program. In 1999 she helped produce a book of children’s watercolors about the Portland Water System. She was co-founder of The Hawthorne Arts Guild and showed in all their monthly group shows.

Penelope teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy. She is a member of the Portland Society of Calligraphy.

 

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Q: What is calligraphy, you ask?

A: Calligraphy is the art of forming beautiful symbols by hand and arranging them well. It’s a set of skills and techniques for positioning and inscribing words so they show integrity, harmony, some sort of ancestry and rhythm.

Symbol is a mark which has a specific agreed-upon meaning in a language, like a letter of the alphabet, a numeral or a word. Integrity of a letter means admirable proportions and form. Harmony describes a pleasing relationship between different visual elements in a piece of calligraphy: parts of a letter, letters, words, the whole text and surrounding space. Ancestry refers to the heritage of letter-shapes, materials and techniques which calligraphers use. Rhythm means the calligrapher’s deliberate repetition and variation of marks and spaces to create feelings of pattern and emphasis.

But wait, there’s more about calligraphy…

The Oxford English Dictionary defines calligraphy as:

1. Beautiful handwriting; elegant penmanship. (Early seventeenth century.)
2. Style of handwriting, penmanship generally. (Mid-seventeenth century.)
3. In painting etc.: beauty of line; (elegant) brushwork. (Early twentieth century.)

(The word comes from kallos, Greek, meaning ‘beauty’ and -graphy, ‘a style of method or writing, drawing, etc’ which in turn comes from graphe, Greek, meaning ‘drawing, writing’.)

… calligraphy is a script that exhibits exceptional and often self-conscious artistry and aesthetic quality in design and execution. (M. P. Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (London: The British Library, 1994)

Calligraphy is a skill. This skill involves touch, pressure, hand movement, unity, and that elusive quality we term “beauty.” (V. Studley, Calligraphy (NY: Dover, 1991)

http://www.calligraphy-skills.com/what-is-calligraphy.html

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Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway
Nov. 5th. 5-7:pm
Opening reception for the exhibition titled A SIMPLE APPROACH.

The essence of every sanctuary one creates in the approaching season can be distilled down to the principles of classic neutrals, materials that endure and soothing sight lines in art pulled from a serene environment.

Arriving to meet and greet art patrons are regional artists Lori Wallace-Lloyd and Kathryn Delany.

Lori Wallace-Lloyd will be offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration!

“After doing a lot of bird drawings this summer, I’m back to oil painting this fall and I am doing another shell where I have experimented and lightened up the background. The shell that I have sent you is a drawing in pastel pencil, that inspired doing one in oils.”–Lori

 

Lori Wallace-Lloyd joined the Navy at 17, becoming the first female helicopter aircrew member in 1977. Later, after becoming an officer, she became fascinated by Italian painting, having been stationed for 3 years in Sicily. Though she had a family and career she began the long road of classical art training, eventually studying in the Bay area with several renowned portraitists including Virgil Elliott.

The rigorous atelier training built the skills needed to produce the realist figurative work, for which she has won many awards, including Grand prize at the Portland Rose Festival and Best of Show with the St. Louis Artist’s Guild.

Please visit http://www.LoriWallaceLloyd.com  for more information.

 

 

Kathryn Delany introduces art that features “a little bit of the feeling of isolation of the birds, the vastness of their universe and the landscape underneath them.”

 

Kathryn Delany, a creative fine artist based in Portland, specializes in customized art work to fit a lifestyle. She offers commissioned art, fine art prints, digital painting, photo-painting and art on tile, glass, and aluminum. Her style can range from impressionist to trompe l’oeile, abstract to whimsical.

 

 

“One of my strengths is the ability to match my style of art to the requests and dreams of clients. I developed a style in decorative finishes that was unique and reflects a love of layered finishes. I love to use a lot of metallics in my work too. The metallics reflect light and creates a sense of luxury.” —

For more information about Kathryn Delany please visit http://www.colorsplashes.com.

 

At 6: pm, Neal Maine, ecologist, premier wildlife photographer, and co-founder of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will offer a lecture on the local habitat.

Refreshments, LIVE music by Shirley 88 and patron gifts.

For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

 

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for the exhibition DRAMA IN ART. 

October 1st , 5-7:pm

It’s no exaggeration to say what’s happening outside with the seasonal colors  mirrors what’s arriving from regional artists.

Original  art that doesn’t limit itself to the canvas; art for the fall is emotionally charged with the patterns seen in the environment, in the earth, in the sky and in the water.

For artist/writer, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Ph.D., nature is filled with incredible drama. Consider the universe: nebulae such as the Eagle Nebula, hundreds of light years away, the birthplace of stars, can be seen with the naked eye. The beautiful Butterfly Nebula is only 50 light years away and is graceful as a poem.  

Jo Pomeroy-Crockett will lecture at the opening reception of Drama in Art.

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“I am totally intrigued; by the color and the mystery of the infinite.”  –Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, Forest Grove, with show his raku art that was created at Dancing Trees Sanctuary.

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“It is my home, studio and forest preserve in Newberg, Oregon. It is an environment of thick fir and maple forest-blanketed with lush ferns and punctuated with sun lit meadows.”--Jan Shield

Introducing new resident artist Renee Rowe, who for many years directed art galleries in the Denver area  and who recently relocated to the North Coast.

Also showing new resin work by Seaside photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall. Fun Fact: Linda serves as the photographer for the historic Gilbert District Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Artist Paul Brent will offer a watercolor painting demonstration, his 2016  fall finale!  

Artist Renee Rowe will offer an impasto oil painting demonstration!

At 6:pm Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and photographer Neal Maine will speak about the local ecology and drama in habitats ” found right outside within steps from our own backyards”.

And, too, special guest speaker Sara Vickerman Gage will share the latest updates about the 2017 Beaver exhibits!

Light refreshments, LIVE music by Shirley 88 and patron gifts.

For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

For more information about the artists please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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Save the Beaver exhibition dates!

1)      February, 2017 kicks off events at Oregon State University with a reception and exhibit in The LaSells Stewart Center. The Center will display beaver-themed art and host presentations highlighting relevant research from multiple academic disciplines as part of OSU’s Year of Arts + Science.

2)      April 7, 2017 is International Beaver Day. A First Friday opening launches the second exhibit at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s 510 Museum and ARTspace. The exhibit will continue throughout the month and include workshops, tours, and other activities.

3)      May 6, 2017 the evening First Saturday Art Walk in Seaside, Oregon will feature beavers at the Fairweather Gallery and other locations in town, along with special educational programs. Art sales continue through July.

4)      August 1, 2017 begins a month-long display and sale of beaver-themed art at the North County Recreation District gallery. The local watershed council will organize presentations on local beaver conservation projects in the newly renovated auditorium.   

5)      Fall, 2017 will likely conclude the beaver art project with an exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. The Zoo is building a new education center that will offer educational information about Northwest Wildlife, including beavers. The exact details have not been determined.

“I am working with the Wetlands Conservancy, North Coast Land Conservancy, and several coastal watershed groups on a beaver art project. The purpose is to highlight the beauty and ecological significance of beavers in creating and maintaining wetland habitat. We currently have 149  artists and 5 venues, including the Fairweather Gallery at Seaside. We will also have presentations from resource professionals, tours of beaver dams, and the author of Once They Were Hats (a new book on beaver).”  —Sara Vickerman Gage

 

 

The opening reception for “Moments Like This”, an exhibition, didn’t just contain high and low notes; with Art Walk moments that were quiet and rousing, it offered, as always, LIVE action with plenty of soul and magic!

greyts and Shirley

Performing LIVE Shirley 88, Shirley Smith-Yates  sang  “You’ve got a friend”  for visitors and guests, including greyhounds, who were part of a show and tell about doing good works by featured artist Aliza Allen.  20% of her art proceeds will go to Greyhound Adoption-NW. The primary purpose of Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest is to find responsible loving homes for Greyhounds, who fail to qualify or no longer qualify for the racetrack.

 

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Painting Seaside LIVE artist Bev Drew Kindley shows her art to a patron during the MOMENTS LIKE THIS opening reception.

“Thank you so much for displaying  my paintings in such a beautiful way with a wonderful party reception to go along with it! About 15 of my best paintings are beautifully displayed .”— Bev Drew Kindley, artist

 

Lee Moments

 

Summer gallery display for artist Lee Munsell.

“I am blessed to be in your gallery. Hope all is well with you and your summer is going well.”  Lee Munsell, artist

Moments Like This, an exhibition through August, offers a rich and varied mix of art; loosely woven together by summer time artists mesmerized by sparkling waters and fiery sunsets  (“light so soft and tender, despite its brilliance” as Henri Matisse said).

 

 

Best AW hostesses

Just minutes before the opening of MOMENTS LIKE THIS, art walk hostesses relax (sans shoes). Pictured left to right: Kay, Denise, Ellen, Joan, Kathy F., and Kathy B.

Once again GREAT Art Walk!!! You are amazing and loved by so many people. Hope you can find time to sit back and marvel at the beauty you create.” Kathy B., Director of Hospitality 

 

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Artist Lori Wallace-Lloyd painted LIVE at the Moments Like This opening reception @ Fairweather’s.


“I wanted to thank you and all of your lovely hostesses for such a great Art Walk. Thank you for having me in your incredible gallery!”
Lori Wallace-Lloyd, artist

 

 

 

At Fairweather’s during the opening of Moments Like This textile artist Jan Lambert arrived to speak and to model a revamped denim jacket she created for the upcoming Seaside R3 Fashion Show.

 

“Thank you very much for introducing me to your artists and friends.  What lovely advertising.  It as an awesome evening. Blessings to you.”  —Jan Lambert

 

For more information go to: www.coastweekend.com August 11 edition

Our Lady of Victory/St. Peter the Fisherman and Women’s Ministry will host its annual R³ Fashion Show fundraiser beginning at noon Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center.

R³ — recycle, reuse and re-love — is a unique way to present clothing and other items donated to the church and ministry as new fashions.

The Seaside Civic and Convention Center is located at 415 First Ave. To make reservations for the fashion show, purchase tickets, or for more information, call Our Lady of Victory church at 503-738-6161.

 

Summer Re-Veal art interns, Miss Amy and Miss Amanda from Seattle.
Gallery interns: Miss Amanda and Miss Amy

Amanda has been selected repeatedly for lead roles at work, even travelling overnight with the work team for school sales (she is a rep, selling and taking orders); Amy has been on-call for many neighborhood house, garden and pet sitting jobs PLUS her school district work; (with their summer jobs, both girls are definitely going to be able to pay for all their college books and other expenses for this approaching college year; their work ethic gained through working at your gallery over the years has definitely helped their employers see their work ethic! THANK YOU for teaching them how to do things right and follow directions!” —Shannon (Amanda’s and Amy’s mother)

Melissa Jander's painting gifted to Denise as a thank you

“Thanks so much for a great show. In appreciation for all you do, here is a gift just for you. This is a painting of one of the flower bouquets you were handing out during the show IN FULL FLOWER, back in May. This sweet little bouquet made it all the way home with me where I painted it in my studio. Many blessings to you! ” — Melissa Jander, artist