“Summer Fog” by Toni Avery 40×40

Coastal fog usually occurs in the spring and summer when conditions begin to warm up, but the sea (which warms more slowly) stays relatively cold.

This fog usually goes away soon after sunrise when temperatures start to climb. 

Toni Avery is an artist working primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Her images reflect the range and diversity of the surrounding landscapes. After receiving her Arts degree from Marylhurst University, Toni worked as a Design Consultant but was never far from her love of painting.

Toni’s artwork is included in many private collections. It is in many public collections, such as Kaiser Permanente’s “Healing Artwork Collection,” on display throughout their medical office system, including the Westside Medical Center. In addition, her work was selected as part of the permanent art collection on display in the Seaside Convention Center.

Something inside me wants to recapture those times and I believe that is why I am fascinated by the contrast and color there may be in a shadow, or the defining opposition of a streak of light cutting through the cool darkness of the shade; the world at its most basic level. I find the greatest joy in color, texture, shadow and light. Not perfection, but rather imperfections, limitations and nuances that bring meaning.

My paintings are an echo of times past and of things that never change; a reflection in a stream or shaded pathway can remind us of our experiences surrounded by nature’s wonder or its fragile future.
-Toni Avery, N.W. artist

Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought-after destinations offering an ever-changing unique visual experience.” — Seaside Signal

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