Artist Patricia Clark-Finley.
Fairweather House and Gallery features an exhibition titled Works on Paper from artist Patricia Clark-Finley through the month of June. The exhibition consists of works on graphite and sennelier ink on yupo and depicts the subjects for which the artist is well known: sea life and shore life.
“Clark Finley’s work is remarkable for its subtlety, spontaneity, and tonal beauty. All of the artist’s work is infused the work with vitality, freshness, and uncommon luminosity,” Denise Fairweather, gallery owner.
Patricia Clark-Finley is a multi-media artist with an interest in narrative and mythology. Clark-Finley studied art and also business at the U.W. and U.C. Berkeley, and holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. A native of Washington State, she lived in the San Francisco Bay area for many years, where she developed her art and exhibition history. Her work was influenced by Bay Area Figuration, activities around the Bay Area arts community and the San Francisco Art Institute. Continuing education has included the San Francisco Center for the Book, Carl Jung Institute, and Crown Point Press.
She has been included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gallery, numerous national juried and invitational exhibitions, solo and group shows.
Clark-Finley now resides in Whatcom County and has studio space by the beach in Ocean Park, Washington. Many pieces from the Clark-Finley portfolio are found on labels and graphics for Mount Baker Vineyards.
Randy Finley and Patricia Clark-Finley at Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery.
“Paper offers a shorter gap between the concept and the execution of an image. Since paper sits in a pile at the artist’s disposal, it is possible to take an image through several versions in the same studio session. In printmaking, it offers duplicate images in a series or edition. It costs less in time and materials than other mediums. Artists historically have created piles of drawings and work on paper for each master work produced. Often the drawings offer more insight into the artistic process than the final work,” — Patricia Clark-Finley.
Artist Patricia Clark-Finley with a work in progress.
Grace note received:
“Denise Fairweather is a gifted interior designer who shows artists’ work in the context of home interiors. Denise gathers artists from the various worlds of jewelry design, objects, including art books, found constructions, hand-crafted furniture, and unique wall treatments as a placement for art and sculpture in a stunning variety of mediums.
Her Fairweather House and Gallery Art Walk presentations include featured artists stationed around the gallery to answer questions and make personal contact. Small bites and wine tastings are a frequent offering. Near the end of the evening, the gallery is usually bursting at the seams as the artists explain their art process and background. With gifts to patrons, sales of artwork leaving the premises, and a lot of smiles all around, the evening comes to a close at around 7:00 p.m.…in the summer season her event is open late until eight.
Randy and I looked forward to the Works of Paper opening reception and saw a lot of patrons there on June 4th. We brought some Mount Baker Vineyards’ wines featuring labels from my portfolio to complement the work Denise featured for the show. “–Patricia Clark-Finely
For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Patricia Clark-Finley .
To Patricia Clark-Finley and Randy Finley,
“Once again, thank you for your support! Thank you for being part of a special and beautiful evening.” —Denise Fairweather
Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon. Since 2006 the gallery has represented more than 100 nationally known artists with ties to the North coast, as well as mentored emerging regional artists. For more information go to: http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com