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ON YOUR MARKS, exhibition May 1-25, artists Mary Burgess and Tom Willing.

“Goldfinch and Sage” watercolor on wood panel by Mary Burgess

My paintings are about joyful experiences. As a long-time bird watcher, hiker, and nature enthusiast, I love the challenge of capturing the essence of each little creature and enjoy painting each as a portrait.”  MB

Mary Burgess is a watercolor artist living and working in Lake Oswego, Oregon. After teaching High School Art classes for 15 years, she began her second career as a professional watercolor artist and painting instructor

“Once a teacher, always an educator.  Mary Burgess enjoys the best of all worlds because she is using her skills to educate others about the arts and develops artwork to show what she is passionate about.”-– FH&G

“Redknot and Oceans” watercolor on panel by Mary Burgess

Red Knots nest above the Arctic Circle and winter near the tip of South America. So they migrate about 16,000 miles round trip each year. They can live more than 15 years, which means red knots travel to the moon and back several times on their cumulative migration flights.

When it’s winter here in the northern hemisphere, it’s summer in the southern — a fact that helps explain how the red knot’s vast migration evolved.

This is one of the most spectacular migrations available in bird life along the Pacific Ocean/ Western region migration and along the Atlantic Ocean/ Eastern region migration. 

Mary Burgess recommends reading the book “RISING”…

“RISING” by Elizabeth Rushing
Review: The short answer is: a writer’s sensibility. Rush, who teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University, has chosen to examine climate change through the lens of American places and people devastated by rising seas and higher temperatures. … An empathetic writer and observer, Rush hints that she is learning alongside you. Hailed as “deeply felt” (New York Times), “a revelation” (Pacific Standard), and “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing” (Chicago Tribune), Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art show and Sale

May 1-25


ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start. In the words of the Fairweather exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime”. 


And, too, just perfect for the upcoming ice cream season, from Tom Willing.  Hand turned wood handles stainless steel ice cream scoops $40. each.

Tom Willing taught middle school in Newberg, Oregon.
Once a teacher, always an educator
President and Certified Member of the Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild, he teaches woodturning techniques and is a Board Member of Northwest Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners. 
Willing lives in the Willamette Valley with his wife, watercolor artist Mary Burgess.

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