“Night Dahlia” pen, ink, and watercolor by artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

For CREATIVE CLASS, Fairweather’s November 2022 show.

In 2017 Vanessa K. Stokes was introduced at the gallery as an emerging artist to watch when she was fifteen. As an emerging artist in her early stage of a career in the artist, she caught the eye of an art critic and our gallery and was mentored for twelve months before her first reception. In 2020 Vanessa earned her position as a resident artist in our gallery world.” FH&G

Picture of Vanessa’s art from the 2021 November display. Indeed, the artist signs up for themed Fairweather exhibitions nearly one year in advance, which allows the gallery to incorporate her art in a carefully curated tablescape.

She loves exploring any artistic tool she can get her hands on and uses a blend of watercolor, pencils, pens, and ink to create her art.

She creates her art from her home art studio and office and finds Oregon’s rain especially calming and inspiring.

“Vanessa’s love and family support has a strong, shared connection to all things beautiful, in fashion, in makeup, and vintage jewelry. And, too, her sense of creativity acts as a shield against the unpredictability and lurking chaos of the outside world.” FH&G

Nov. 5 through Nov. 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.


CREATIVE CLASS introducing N.W. artist Cherisse Mia, who applies ammolite gemstone to abstract art and featuring watercolorist Bill Baily, photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, calligrapher JoAnn Pari-Mueller with pen and ink artist Vanessa K. Stokes. 





By request, enjoy the writing of the artist:

“For the theme of Turning, October’s show, I wanted to channel the elegance of ballet and the grace of the seasons into one art piece. Oftentimes we don’t realize how fast time is truly moving until the seasons turn over and nature reminds us how much has truly changed. And through these variations, we stop and reconnect with the world around us. The sun setting early or late, fog rolling across the mountains, and beaming heat. All are reminders that we’re alive and the world around us is well, even when things seem chaotic or uncertain. Nature turns and shares with us its beauty. And in return we love and appreciate it back.”  Vanessa K. Stokes, artist talk

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Find where original art is integrated daily with irreplaceable humanity, friendship, and beauty.

Beautiful things. This is Fairweather’s.

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