“Shades of Blue” oil on linen canvas by Sharon Abbott-Furze

 

“Fusion” oil on linen canvas by Sharon Abbott-Furze

 

 

“Windswept” oil on linen canvas by Sharon Abbott-Furze

“I paint because I have to … its right up there with food and water for me – a prayer, a meditation, and always an adventure.    I love painting what I see as beauty around me in order to honor and remember those moments – the moments that touch me emotionally in some way.  I paint for myself and when you, my viewers and collectors get pleasure from my art, it honors and touches me even more deeply.  Thank you!   My motivation usually includes the way light and shadow plays over my subject matter.  A well-designed composition, the emotion of rhythm and beautiful colors compel me to paint.   Landscapes, seascapes, and people all have their stories – poetry, music and fun to me.  I love painting beautiful abstract shapes and colors that express that.  I hope that through my art, you feel what I see – and enjoy!” 

 

 

Sharon Abbott Furze

About the artist:

Sharon Abbott-Furze is an oil painter living in Vancouver, Washington.   Her work is expressionistic realism and sometimes heavily influenced with abstract shapes, inspired by people and their stories and the many moods of nature, particularly the sea.

Her passion for art started at a very early age – she used her Father’s linoleum knife to draw figures on the roof of their home when she was 6 years old – not well received but did not stop her from continuing towards her dream.   She loved to draw but only started painting with oils for a short time in the early 1990’s.   Although she did not paint on a canvas again until 2013, during those years, she was consumed with her love of art, continually painting in her head, visiting art shows, museums, studying people, and nature.

Sharon’s award-winning paintings are in collections throughout the United States, Switzerland, Canada and Italy.  Several of her figurative paintings were used in the Portland OR Street of Dreams.  “The Price of Freedom” was published in the 2015 Art Edition of Rain.

Sharon has studied with several well-known artists and continues to study to improve her art and learn new ways to express her stories on canvas.  She occasionally gives workshops in Vancouver and at the beach.

 

 

 

Sharon Abbott-Furze spoke about her art during the opening reception of MAKING WAVES.

 

Photo collage with artist Sharon Abbott-Furze Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

July 6 – July 30

 

MAKING WAVES

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

Art for the exhibition, largely significant pieces include new original work, created entirely by North coast artists.

Featuring selected Fairweather artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman, Lisa Sofia Robinson, Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Abbot-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

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

 

“Summer Storm” oil on linen canvas by Sharon Abbott-Furze

 

“At one time when I was in the Fairweather Gallery, quite a while back, I was absolutely in love with some abstracts – red and black.  Very bold and striking and I have never forgotten them.   In fact, they inspired me to want to paint abstracts.”  

 

 

Read more about the artist  and the MAKING WAVES exhibition at:

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

https://www.discoverourcoast.com/…/article_7a1c4f88-a704-11…

Grace note received:

“Actually, I have followed your website and have been in your Gallery quite a few times.  I have hoped one day that you would show my work but have not approached you because I cannot seem to keep up a good inventory – thinking that was required.   I am excited to be included in your Gallery. Since you know Stephanie at *Primary Elements… when I joined her Gallery, she asked if I would demo and I couldn’t even imagine painting in front of anyone so told her that I’d prefer not.  She asked that I just try it – which I did and it was such an incredibly fun experience and connection with so many people, that I was hooked and have looked for opportunities since. Let me know when there are special events or a time when you think, it might be helpful to demo, let me know and I will make every effort to be there.”  Sharon

*Primary Elements Gallery in Cannon Beach.

 

Karen Blue, artist Blue Bond’s wife, suggested Sharon Abbott-Furze as an artist for Fairweather’s.

“I have shown the three small seascapes previously. I have had them in our home recently.  I painted them just as Stephanie was closing her gallery so although I showed them to her, she could not hang them. I originally had 11 in that series and have sold all but the three I am bringing and one other.  I am adding more birds to it and will bring them to you  when I am done.”  Sharon

“Anemone Study” watercolor by Emily Miller

Ocean-inspired artwork from Oregon

“My painting and sculpture grow from a lifetime of joyful exploration of our vastly abundant, living environment.” 

 

 

 

“Nudibranch Study” watercolor by Emily Miller

Ocean-inspired artwork from Oregon

 

 

Q: What is a nudibranch, you ask?

A:  The bottom-dwelling, jelly-bodied nudibranch (NEW-dih-bronk) might seem an unlikely canvas for Mother Nature to express her wildest indulgences of color and … learn more at

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/nudibranchs/

 

 

“From a single tidepool and a turtle’s nest, to vast oceans and the forest floor, my artwork approaches conservation issues with the beauty and richness of the natural world.”

 

Emily Miller

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. I see the coast as a border between the known and unknown, amid constant cycles of change. My work explores these transition environments to illuminate our connection to the larger network of natural systems. I believe that joyful exploration of the unknown creates a positive, active environment that enriches our relationships with ourselves, each other, and our world.

I am a lifelong artist with a passion for materials. My work in different media ranges from watercolor painting to glass and metal sculpture, functional porcelain ware, digital and darkroom photo processes, and interactive installation work. So far I haven’t met a medium I didn’t like.”

 

 

Emily Miller with her ‘Life Abundant’ art at Fairweather’s.

 

 

“I got an inquiry from Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation group, asking if I could create new work for their summer fundraiser in July. They wanted to see a few samples, and selected two Ukidama baskets on display at Fairweather’s. The baskets were with rope from Japan found in Oregon and  named for the Japanese fishing floats that came with them.” Emily Miller

 

“Exciting news, my ghost net baskets will be going to Oceana! They’ve requested 34 large blue and aqua baskets for their 12th annual gala fundraiser, SeaChange Summer Party. It’s in Laguna Beach California on September 7. This year’s theme is ocean plastic pollution. They’re partnering with several ecological artists for the event, which is so wonderful to see, and I’m excited to be one of them!”

Emily Miller

More info about SeaChange Summer Party: http://seachangesummerparty.org/

More info about Oceana, which is the world’s largest ocean conservation organization: https://oceana.org/

 

More news from Emily Miller

Ode to the Tides

Group show in partnership with The Wetlands Conservancy

Opening May 2 at Oregon State University, Corvallis

Traveling to Seaside. June 01-30, 2019,  as well as additional Oregon venues thru Dec 2019!

 “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller

Emily Miller’s  painting was selected as the logo art for the 2019 “Ode to the Tides” exhibition!!!

“The “Ode to the Tides” exhibit will present scientific programming about Oregon’s estuaries and tidepools along with artwork from 90 local artists. I am so excited to be a part of this exhibit, partnering local ocean conservation with education and outreach through art.” Emily Miller

 

For more about the artist, please visit artist tab Emily Miller at www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Copyright © 2019

Carolyn Marcpherson with a work in progress, watercolor on Yupo, Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.

 

“I have worked my way through many trends, painting styles, and media because I am a restless person. Never satisfied with status quo, I love experimentation and teaching, which I find keeps my mind open to different ways of viewing the world.”  — Carolyn Macpherson

Q: What is  YUPO®  paper, you ask?

A: Yupo is a compelling and unique alternative to traditional art papers.  Watercolor professionals have found Yupo to be receptive to a variety of aqueous techniques.  Yupo is pH-neutral, flawlessly smooth, and recyclable. Painting on  Yupo is different from regular watercolor or drawing paper; it is a very exciting substrate for more advanced and experimental artists.  It is a space age machine-made material made from birch paper bark.

 

Inspired by a ninth grade teacher, Carolyn Macpherson has been painting in various media ever since. As a self-taught oil painter, she readily sold her art, but wished for the training that would give her more confidence. Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark, she was hired by the local community college to teach evening art classes.  She was also active in the Washington State Arts Commission and directed the SW Washington Arts Festival.

 

Thanks to an accident created by her cat spilling pre-mixed watercolors on her paper, she adopted a highly concentrated style of painting where the rich dark backgrounds of still life and florals popped off the paper. Workshops featuring this dynamic technique became a regular part of her teaching schedule. Numerous awards and accolades followed, including publications in the American Artist magazine and the book, “How Did You Paint That?”

 

Carolyn served as an interpretive host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, setting up her easel and using art to explain the region’s geology. She was commissioned to illustrate all of the interpretative displays at the Visitor’s Center, as well as the signage for the park’s hiking trails and botanical gardens.

 

 

 

Carolyn Macpherson painted LIVE during the March 2 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Faiwweather’s.

 

Indeed, Carolyn Macpherson painted several works of art during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s on March 2.

 

Carolyn Macpherson  offered an artist talk about painting with yupo (birch bark paper) during the opening reception of ‘March’, an exhibition on display at Fairweather’s through March 28.

 

Save the date and time.

NEXT Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode by Carolyn Macpherson, watercolor on yupo paper demonstration is April 6, 5-7:pm at Fairweather’s. 

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

Art Walk is  about seeing art in the galleries and businesses located between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the historic district of downtown Seaside.

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

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

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

 

Q: What is a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode, you ask?

A: Fariweather House and Gallery has had the privilege to offer painting demonstrations, titled Painting Seaside LIVE ™ during most of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks. Resident artists have been very generous, as it is a compliment to be asked, and they always immediately respond with an enthusiastic, “yes” when asked to perform a painting episode.

 

“Painting is a passion. The Painting Seaside LIVE ™ process gives the artists the chance to share this passion with the onlookers. Artists enjoy the opportunity being authentic in what they are experiencing. Surely, the LIVE episodes, sponsored by Fairweather House and Gallery, are, truly, one of the ways that artists “live the process” and help patrons grow to appreciate art, as well.” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

To read more about the gallery and view the artist’s work , please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Grace note from the artist, as told by a friend..

“After she picked herself up off the floor in wonder, Carolyn said she is honored and so appreciative of the blog article!  Loved it!  Carolyn is excited about the Art Walk Saturday.”  Kathy Rohrer

 

“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 by Carolyn Macpherson, watercolor on yupo paper

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 Downtown Development Association

Twenty businesses and 20 wineries

November 10, 3-7pm

 

 

 

 

  Dennis and Marlene Grant  

Parrett Mountain Cellars

 

Grace note received

“We are so happy to be back in your gallery for the Wine Walk on November 10th.  We appreciate you having us again and look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers.”  Dennis and Marlene Grant, Parrett Mountain Cellars

https://parrettmountaincellars.com/

 

Dennis and Marlene Grant have a small family winery specializing in bold reds and Pinot Noir.

 

“Making wine is a labor of love and we take great pride in the wines we produce.”

 

“la poesie en bouteille” – Bottled Poetry

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”

–Ernest Hemingway

 

 

 

LIVE music will be provided by guitarist Dan Golden  and flutist Ray Coffey/ SunRose Gallery and fellow Gilbertorian!

 

Just in! Percussionist Larry Allred will arrive to play, as well.

AND, TOO!

Blue Bond, Blue Bond Studio and Gallery,  teacher/ painter and fellow Gilbertorian, will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE tm episode during the Seaside Wine Walk at Fairweather’s!

 

Q:  What is a Gilbertorian, you ask?

A:  A Gilbertorian is a nickname often given to fellow business members located in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

 

Map courtesy of KP Graphics

For more about the historic Gilbert District, please visit

The Gilbert District
thegilbertdistrict.wordpress.com

http://www.facebook.com/ Gilbert District

“Peaches in a Basket”  watercolor by Bill Baily.

 

 

Bill Baily has been painting for 56 years. He has studied under many well-known Northwest artists. He has had 13 one man shows as well as being in many group shows. His work has been included in the annual Northwest Watercolor Society Show in Seattle, the Artists of Oregon Exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies annual show and many of the Watercolor Society of Oregon biannual exhibits.

His work is included in the permanent collections of Sunriver Lodge and Condominiums, Georgia Pacific, Wells Fargo Bank, the Lloyd Corporation, Good Samaritan Hospital, Nabisco, Boise Cascade, Bank of America, Freightliner, Portland Art Museum and the Allison Inn. His subject matter is usually impressions of landscapes, seascapes, fruit and vegetable compositions and abstracts.

 

Watercolor paintings by Bill Baily, whose new collection of original art selected for COLOR AND SHAPE, an exhibition, can be viewed through September at Fairweather House and Gallery. For more information go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/

 

 

 

Grace note received from the artist

“Great blog! The peach image shows great color and shape with the colorful rounded fruit and the square box.” Bill Baily

 


“Into the Light” Oil on linen. Artist 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 20 years. 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 summertime at the beach  in a vibrant, impressionistic style.

 

Victoria Brook’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.

Amigos. Original oil on linen. Artist Victoria Brooks.

Victoria  Brooks is a 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.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

July 7 -July 31

OCEAN FOLK, an exhibition, featuring Victoria Brooks, among others.

Victoria Brooks has offered an artist meet and greet at the Fairweather House and Gallery for nearly ten years, in addition, to offering an oil painting demonstration.

 

 

 

 

Artist grace notes:

“This is an article about me and my art in “Steppin’ Out”. The magazine is distributed throughout Northern California – from the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma to Lake Tahoe.” Victoria Brooks

 

 

“My plein air painting workshop at Lake Como, Italy has only a couple of spots left! It is September 19-26, 2018.”  Victoria Brooks

For a complete schedule and details go to http://www.toscanaamericana.com

In addition to being a talented studio artist, Victoria Brooks is an accomplished plein air painter as well. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works. Victoria loves teaching oil and watercolor painting and is a favorite of art clubs for her informative art demonstrations. She teaches plein air painting workshops in California, Italy, France, Ireland and Greece.

Please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com / …artists/ …Victoria Brooks for more information.