“Wonderful idea. I have a few new pieces that I photographed just this evening.I hope this finds you well. Prospering would be nice, too, but that seems a bit out of reach for us these days.”
Sculptural free form work by Tom Willing.
Tom Willing designs that combine the aesthetic and functional with works that are sensitive to the interplay between light, form, and material.
Tom Willing’s work is elegantly finished on the lathe with walnut oil and beeswax, then buffed to bring out the natural luster of the wood.
“I seek to find the visual magic within the form of each piece of timber that is waiting to be revealed.”
Tom Willing holds his BA degree from the University of Oregon, an MA from Ohio State University, and an MAT from Lewis and Clark University. He taught middle school in Newberg, Oregon, until retiring in 2013.
Past President and Certified Member of the Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild, he teaches woodturning techniques and is an active member of Northwest Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners. He currently serves as President of Frogwood, A 501(c)(3) Arts Education Organization.
“Omnium-Gatherum” by Barbara Martin 36×48 mixed media
“Created during the depths of winter, this painting is a loving incantation of everything floral — the first thrilling hints of springtime, the heady scent of roses, the glamour and mystery of a moonlit garden. With its many layers, the piece displays alluring depth and richness of color in an imaginative and impressionist style. Exciting color combinations and gestural movement bring high energy and a bold freshness to this beautiful painting. Mixed media: acrylic, charcoal, watercolor pencil, watercolor crayon on generously deep, gallery wrapped canvas.”
Barbara Martin is a contemporary painter known for high energy, gestural mark making and intuitive abstract works as well as for her “Super Ply” series of surreal creatures painted in black and white. Her award winning work has been exhibited nationally. Recent achievements include residencies awarded by Jentel Foundation for the Arts, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods and significant grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Commission.
She recently embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash her creative talents after a career in business with a major northwest aerospace company.
Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.
Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of mediums to create texture. Color is selected to express a message, demonstrate beauty, or create energy. Brushes, palette knives, and scrapers are used and she often applies paint then wipes it away. Diane’s work is spontaneous and she is encouraged to let go of the precious and just let the paint flow.
Art Saves exhibit at Fairweather House and Gallery.
“Artists have a unique sensitivity in the ability to pivot and meet with needs that enlighten, inform, and insprie.” D. Fairweather, galleriest.
To read more about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com
March 15, 2020:
In order to protect the health and safety our guests, our community, and our staff the Gallery is closing its doors and will re-open only when it is safe to do so.