Bev Drew Kindley lectured during the opening reception for MOMENTS LIKE THIS, an exhibition featuring art mesmerized by the sparkling ocean and fiery sunsets, “in light so soft and tender, despite its brilliance” as artist Henri Matisse said.
“It takes nearly as many revisions as a painting to find the best words to explain how or why. I paint because I see something that resonates within me–special moments like a cheering color, a dramatic light, a flowing design–or some idea that I need in my life. Often I’m not aware of the reason until later. Struggling and experimenting to find ways to express the perfection I find takes time and attention yet the mindful appreciation is very calming and satisfying. I feel happy when someone else understands and enjoys my painting. It’s fun to find special moments and special places in Seaside, the beauty that we may not notice unless we stop to really look. I remind people that it is really there!” –Bev Drew Kindley
The artist, with dual degrees in Art and Philosophy, strives to encourage appreciation and protection of our heritage and world through her art.
Bev Drew Kindley painting Seaside LIVE ™ @ Fairweather’s.
For a live video of the art demonstration go to: https://youtu.be/FEx285fQ-HA
At the Seaside Painting LIVE ™ event, Bev Drew Kindley asked an art patron: “What do you see in my painting?” And, the answer…a mermaid reclining between two gulls. The artist offered her art inspiration taken from a photo as an explanation. See! The mermaid captured in the painting was actually a part of driftwood.
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.
For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Bev Drew Kindley
And, too, save the date and time. What’s next? September 3rd, 2016.
Seaside First Saturday Art Walk 5-7:pm.
Fairweather’s opening reception for AGAINST THE GRAIN.
For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk
Artist Paul Brent arrives to offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.
For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Paul Brent