“Pacific Oysters Close Up III” oil on canvas by Paul Brent
“Oysters Close Up II” original oil by Paul Bent.
For OUTSIDE INTERESTS, Fairweather’s August exhibition, the artist Paul Brent has painted studies of the Pacific Oyster.
Q: Why oysters, you ask?
A: The waters of the Pacific Northwest support a variety of productive fisheries including oysters, clams, and mussels, which thrive in the cold, nutrient-rich waters that are periodically upwelled from the deep ocean to the surface along the western coast. Seafood, and oysters in particular, are the cornerstone upon which our establishment is built. The Pacific Northwest has always been known for its relationship with the Sea, with the native peoples of the area consuming and utilizing oysters in particular for over 4000 years.
There is a town nearby named Oysterville located on the Long Beach Peninsula. “Going into its 153rd year, Oysterville exists primarily as a state of mind. A walk through Oysterville can reveal the supremacy of nature; evoking connections to generations gone by, while subtly forecasting the folly of generations present and future.”
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway St.
August 3-25 Exhibition
OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest. Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible. Artists include Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa and Dale J. Veith.
Welcoming new artists: oil painter Vicky Combs-Snide and glass artist Christine Downs to the gallery.
In the summertime artist Paul Brent paints LIVE at Fairweather House and Gallery during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks.