Neal Maine


Raw edge wood sculpture with inlaid marble and slate mosaic by mater artisan Stuart Dittbrenner. Also showing artist Gary Pearlman’s abstract strokes series and artist Martha Lee’s impasto art selected for Fairweather’s DIFFERENT STROKES August exhibition.

For DIFFERENT STROKES, Fairweather’s August exhibition, watercolor artist Lieta Gratteri featured art created from her summertime garden and presented new gift cards during the opening reception at Fairweather’s.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

DIFFERENT STROKES, an exhibition of original abstracts and contemporary works.

Through August 25

Features mixed media by Bill Baily, watercolors by Paul Brent, en Plein air work by Karen Doyle, Art Deco works by Rene Hafeman, acrylic art by Ashley Larsen, fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindbergimpasto art by Martha Lee, and encaustic works by Peg Wells.

DIFFERENT STROKES collage of featured art:  Birch Trees watercolor by Paul Brent, mixed media works by Bill Baily, en Plein air by Karen Doyle, and encaustic art by Peg Wells.

First shout out! Celebrating the arts since 2004, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is a journey through the Historic Gilbert District. Free and open to the public,  parking is found on Holladay and Oceanway. The next event is on September 3 between 5- 7 p.m.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

September 3, 5-7 p.m.

Seaside

Opening reception for BALANCING ACT, an exhibition of contemporary and traditional art.

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air artist Melissa Jander, whimsical artist Marga Stanley, contemporary artist Diane Copenhaver, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, fine jewelry maker Jim Hayes, and craft maker Pat Tulip. 

Neal Maine, naturalist, lecture at 6 p.m. 

Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought after destinations offering an ever-changing amazing visual experience.”  Seaside Signal 2009

Representing a collection of fine art and craft  by an exceptional group of regional artists for over fifteen years. From traditional to transitional, contemporary to realism, impressionism to emerging art.

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Meticulous displays, like none other, with disciplined attention to design perspectives. Find harmony in exquisite materials, combined with the spirit of many artists who know how to apply the mark of being in the Northwest.

Find where interior design is not decorating but rather giving coastal homes the peaceful lifestyle. Find where everyday dreams are integrated with irreplaceable humanity, friendship and beauty.

“Blue View” and “Ocean View” abstract oils by Nick Brakel

Expressionist landscapes for THIS PLACE, Fairweather’s July exhibition

Through the years, Nick Brakel has participated in various shows at the Fairweather Gallery, first as an emerging artist to watch in 2013, in a group show with Jan Shield, Bev Drew Kindley, Paul Brent, and Rosemary Klein, and in collaboration with The Wetlands Conservancy and partners Ode to the Tides, a 2019 traveling state-wide art exhibition highlighting the ecological and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats. 

In all of my art, and perhaps particularly in my landscapes, I am looking to express the vibrancy and spirit of nature. 

I am very inspired by the art of Van Gogh, Edward Munch, Egon Schiele, Gustave Klimt, Pierre Bonnard, and many, many others. Particularly the approaches of Schiele and Klimt have been of interest to me
lately. They both push the bounds of expressionist painting within a prescribed and well-defined
form. So, it creates this inherent tension between mark-making and almost abstraction
versus the accurately portrayed landscape/portrait/ or still life. This has always been of great interest
to me.

Creating tension between abstraction and form. How far can you push one without losing the
other? I am also very much a colorist when it comes to art. Vibrant colors are essential to me
and are a massive part of the work of all artists I referenced. The works created for this show are all
oil paintings with a slight amount of mixed media.

I started my BFA at The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN. I left after my foundational studies to
focus on landscape painting on the North Shore of Lake Superior. I found my way into Nursing and
eventually finished my BFA at The University of Wisconsin Superior.

Upon moving to Portland, I participated in The Print Arts Northwest Emerging Printmakers Residency. I also interned at Atelier Meridian Printmaking Studio for several years. I am currently in school at PCC and taking Reiki Next Step  training while continuing to pursue my art.” 

Nick Brakel

Neal Maine, wildlife and habitat photographer, with Nick Brakel, abstract artist, sharing good news and art information at the opening reception of THIS PLACE, Fairweather’s July 2022 exhibition.

My past subject matter was often nature based, focusing on the creatures inhabiting the natural world with birds and  ocean creatures, generally with an emphasis on climate change’s possible effect on these creatures.”  NB

Just announced: Neal Maine and Michael Wing’s photographs are part of a permanent art display that features selected work by 40 artists in the Seaside Convention Center. 

We are thrilled to share that 14 artworks have been chosen from the gallery for the new public art collection in the Seaside Civic and Convention Center.”  FH&G
 
With gratitude to Drea Rose Frost and the SCCC committee for choosing works by Toni Avery, Michael Wing, and Neal Maine.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Art on display and for sale through July 25

Painters, artists, and photographers explore the language of landscape

THIS PLACE, a special exhibition with selected original works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, Neal Maine, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Jan Rimerman, and more.

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At the opening reception for the Fairweather exhibition THIS PLACE, en plein air artist Barbara Bacon Folawn is pictured with her art. In the background are musicians Chelsea LaFey and Richard Thomasian and artist Paul Brent Painting Seaside LIVE ™ during the July 2 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. Also, in the image are artworks by Melissa Jander, Lieta Gratteri, Tedd Chilless, and Peg Wells.

 

I find it satisfying to visit the quiet rural areas of the Willamette Valley or the Oregon coast with pencil and paintbrush to capture the light and colors of our natural environment.  When I paint on location, I lose myself in the moment and use all my senses to learn about and interpret what I see in front of me.  I treasure the process and results of en plein air painting, which often inspires larger works in the studio.  As I look back, I remember very clearly the feeling of the day, the light, the fragrances, the sounds, and the colors of each scene that I captured.”  Barbara Bacon Folawn

Impressionistic oil painter Victoria Brooks happily engaged with Seaside First Saturday Art Walk patrons at the opening reception of THIS PLACE on July 2, 2022, at Fairweather Gallery. Victoria Brooks recently celebrated her 12th anniversary of offering Seaside Painting LIVE ™ events at Fairweather’s. In the background are more artworks by Victoria Brooks and Bev Drew Kindley.

 

 It is all about the light and how it illuminates the landscape, figure, or portrait. I am always chasing the light and trying to capture that effect in oils. Most people don’t realize how much of painting is done in the mind first. I love the vibrant energy and painterly quality of impressionism.  I love oil painting because of the texture and richness it has.”  Victoria Brooks

Painter Paul Brent explored the language of Seaside Painting LIVE ™ in a landscape of the Seaside shore and Tillamook Head. He started with a blank canvas and completed a quick finish painting during the opening reception of THIS PLACE at Fairweather’s on July 2, 2022.  In the background are sculptures by Chas Martin, glass by Fedor Zubanov, and a significant buoy oil painting by Brent.

 

 If the meaning of art is to impart emotion visually then I think the message of all of my art is to create the emotions of relaxation. This is the appeal of my artwork as it often takes one away to a fond memory of a beach or the simple pleasure of a summertime moment.. Most of the time, I have a mental image of the piece before I begin to work. I am continually comparing the painting to the image I have in my head as I go along. I often comment that the painting I like best is the one I just finished.”  Paul Brent

Bev Drew Kindley builds her impressionistic paintings from memories of idyllic places. The painter entertained Seaside First Saturday Art Walk patrons with her gentle insights on the philosophy of art.

Observing and painting is a meditation, an active appreciation, a way to connect intuitively with nature.  When I turn to the peace of beaches, the inner strength found in the shadows of the mind, and the spirited persistence of flickering light on water, I feel refreshed exhilarated, enriched.  I absorb a scene, focus on the mood, simplify the important features and begin to visualize a way to suggest
feelings, ideas,and create a sense of time in a place.”  Bev Drew Kindley

Textile painter Cicely Gilman is wearing her art and showing her framed art. The pattern was inspired by personal guardian angels found within the mind and heart for THIS PLACE, an exhibition, on display through July 25 at Fairweather’s. In the background are artworks by Bev Drew Kindley and Victoria Brooks, art glass by Christine Downs, and pottery by Marilyn Cohn.

Cicely Gilman fills lively painterly silk with a mix of colorful interactions, literally building her images from photo collages, painted silk, and found materials. Often sewn together by hand and machine, leaving delicate ridges and tracks, the construction is repeated until the eye can swing from edge to edge in a blur of color.  Her work evokes the energy of the inner workings of the mind, zigzaging back and forth from histories past, present, and possibly in the future.”    Artist review/ FH&G 

Neal Maine, pictured with his most recent photograph, “The Old becomes the New,” offered a unique habitat lecture at Fairweather’s on July 2, 2022, during the opening reception of THIS PLACE. He spoke about the importance of the nurse logs, fallen wind-blown trees that naturally shelter new forest seedlings. Also shown is art by JoAnn Pari-Mueller and furniture by Stuaru Dittbrenner.

Neal Maine was a biology teacher for 30 years with the Seaside School District. After retiring from teaching, he served on the founding board for the North Coast Land Conservancy and as its director for 12 years. Maine currently spends most of his time prowling the coastal edge as a wildlife photographer and helping others appreciate “living in paradise” on the North Coast through presentations and exhibits.

 

A nurse log is a fallen, decaying tree upon which other trees are growing. The saplings growing on a nurse log take nutrients from it, feeding upon it long before it has had time to rot and turn to soil. Nurse logs also provide a safe haven from soil fungi that can harm seedlings.

 
Decaying logs retain moisture and nutrients that benefit new plant growth and support soil organisms. A nurse log serves as a ground cover, reducing soil erosion and preventing animals from over-browsing seedlings.”     The Old Becomes the New takeaway.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Art on display and for sale through July 25

Painters, artists, and photographers explore the language of landscape

 THIS PLACE, a special exhibition with selected original works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Jan Rimerman, and more.

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THIS PLACE photos by P. Brent, K. Bowman, and R. Brooks for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

In gratitude. FH&G

“Magic Moments” by Barbara Bacon Folawn

16 x 20  original acrylic framed in beech wood

When I paint on location, I lose myself in the moment and use all my senses to learn about and interpret what I see in front of me. The result is a fresh and essential rendering, an impression from the heart and a moment in time. Whether I am using a small sketchbook, a canvas or watercolor paper, I treasure the process and results of plein air painting, which often inspires larger works in the studio.”  BBF

“Surf Dance” by Barbara Bacon Folawn

6 x 6 original acrylic canvas framed

“Treasure Seekers” by Barbara Folawn

6 x 6 original acrylic canvas framed

“A Day at the Beach” by Barbara Folwan

6 x 6 original acrylic framed

Oregon-born Barbar Bacon Folawn began creating art in travel sketchbooks to capture landscapes and seascapes in rural France.
Inspired by several art instructors, she explored painting in watercolor and later in acrylics on canvas.

At the Keizer Art Association’s Colors of Autumn Fall Juried Show in 2021,
Barbara Folawn was awarded 1st Place. 

At the Oregon State Fair in 2021, Barbara Folawn received an award for her painting “At Day’s End” in the Oregon Award division; entries were required to depict a significant landmark that represented Oregon.

OHSU School of Medicine established an endowment for Dr.Robert Bacon, Barbara Bacon Folawn’s father.  The fund supports student projects including sophisticated lab research and perfecting communication skills to better convey complex medical information to patients and their families. Bacon also became known as an environmental leader. He trained whale-watch volunteers and taught Elderhostel participants about local estuaries and rocky intertidal ecology. He helped to organize the Haystack Rock Awareness Program and led the effort to save the beaches for public use with the Oregon Beach Bill.

Barbara Bacon Folawn is an Oregonian who champions natural resources, environmental causes, and art.

“I am a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Salem Art Association, Keizer Art Association, Salem’s Artists-in-Action, and the Cannon Beach Art Association. I regularly choose to participate in selected regional and statewide art shows.   I look forward to seeing you at the opening reception on July 2!” BBF

Fairweather House and Gallery

July 2 – Jul 25

 THIS PLACE, an exhibition, with works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Agnes Field, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, and Jan Rimerman.

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“Surf Surprise” by Victoria Brooks

Original oil on linen, 12 x 9

New oil paintings for the summertime in Seaside by Victoria Brooks. 

  • Top:  “Rosey Glow” 12 x 12
  • Middle row: “Waves Romp” 18 x 24 (eft), “Blue Sway” 20 x 16 (center), “Stepping In” 24 x 18 (right)
  • Bottom: “The Green Robe” 16 x 12

“Mischievous”

by Victoria Brooks

Oil painting

16 x 12

THIS PLACE, an exhibition, with works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Agnes Field, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, and Jan Rimerman.

July 2 through July 25

My inspiration for “This Place” is obliviously the beach and figures on the coast.


This genre of painting has been my muse for over 30 years.

It started when my children were
little and continue to this day, now painting my grandkids as well as other people.

I feel very
blessed to have spent so much time on the Oregon coast.”  Victoria Brooks

Oil Painters of America opened its annual Western Regional Exhibition. The juror selected Victoria Brooks was selected to show “Vintage” a representational painting.

“I love the outdoors and favor the direct approach of working in the open air, using all my senses to capture landscapes and emotional moments of people in natural settings. Working outside means that I have to follow the effects of sunlight, wind, and weather.” VB

Victoria  Brooks is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA). 

Oregon-born Victoria Brooks has developed an artistic voice characterized by a vibrant color palette and an impressionistic style. Her unique body of en Plein air shows a strong sense of spontaneity and freshness.”

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By request, SEA SYMPHONY article and inspirations from artist Jan Rimerman.

Sea Symphonies are more than being under the sea; it is all of the activity and excitement which goes on above the surf in a collection of rings, ropes, and boats.

The fishers of the ocean inspire paintings. A seaport offers mystery, a gritty natural beauty, and reveals a gentle ruggedness that takes you back to a time when the seas were as fierce as the people living upon them.  

Paintings depict sea remnants, resonating in pulses of lives long past. They are full of texture and secrets, which allow you almost to feel the salty wind and smell the briny sea.

Histories of lives echo over the misty water when walking on a pier during an early morning fog. A dawn walk along the seaboard offers crisp, spicy air over a low-tide land with barnacle-encrusted rocks exposed.

Frequently with no soul in sight, it feels like the world has rolled back into the centuries. Strolling on a deserted wharf, with disrupted sea birds overhead, one can discover shells underneath the planks, image histories in the bits of broken pottery, and wonder about the battered parts of boats. You absorb the energy of the generations and the ever-changing sea moods while pondering the trappings of generations of hard-working people whose blood responds to the sea calling.  –Jan Rimerman

Last call. Sea Symphony through June 25 An exhibition at Fairweather’s that features the newest original work from regional artists Sandy Viisse, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Emily Miller, Gretha Lindwood, Jo Ann Pari- Mueller, Martha Lee, and Jan Rimmerman.

On July 2, the opening reception for THIS PLACE, an exhibition, with works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Agnes Field, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, and Jan Rimerman. Artist talks at 5:30 p.m., followed by a lecture from biologist, naturalist, and photographer Neal Maine. Live music by Chelsea LaFey and Richard Thomasian. Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode by Paul Brent.

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“Wishing Stones” original watercolor, pen, and ink by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

12 x 22 framed

Serpentinized peridotite (serpentinite ocean stone) of the Mona Formation, Archean about 2.6 billion years old.

“Simple Pleasures” watercolor by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

12 x 16 framed

Collecting ocean stones refers to the prime elements in ancient foundations and are used in the scriptures as metaphors signifying strength, steadiness, and durability.

I have always lived in the countryside and always been a collector. I was raised in farmland Wisconsin and moved to farmland Oregon in my mid-twenties, continuously amassing interesting objects of nature and hand-made textiles and crafts from around the world.

I use watercolors, pastels, marbling, collage, and/or calligraphy to put down on paper the observations I make about the colors, lines, shapes, and patterns of these natural and handcrafted items. It is my goal to have others take away some of the awe I feel when studying their intricacies.

Fine details catch my eye. I am interested in the relationship between objects – the “collector mentality.”  I like the starkness of a subject against a white background, but may also intersperse geometric lines or shapes with the mostly curvilinear subjects.”  JoAnn Pari-Mueller

After 15 years as an art museum tour guide, in 2009, I began immersing myself in art classes at area art schools and colleges. I am an active member of the Oregon Society of Artists, the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the Portland Society for Calligraphy and have participated in numerous exhibits throughout Oregon.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

Seaside has inspired artists to create new art themes, sensations, and wonders. Being so near the ocean and art are two allies within the artistic world, bound by mutual thought, and emotion. 

Sea Symphony through June 25

The exhibition features the newest original work from regional artists Sandy Viisse, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Emily Miller, Gretha Lindwood, Jo Ann Pari- Mueller, Martha Lee, and Jan Rimmerman.

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Music has always been an important connection in my family. Every summer, I joined my grandparents at classical music concerts near their home on Deer Isle, a small island off the coast of Maine. After their passing last year, I began creating artwork with sheet music from their home.”   –Emily Miller

This brand-new collection of Ocean Baskets combines my memories of music with my ongoing work in reclaimed fishing gear. These Ocean Baskets include reclaimed rope from Deer Isle’s lobster fishing industry, along with rope from the Oregon coast, stitched on my grandmother’s sewing machine.”  EM 


Emily Miller often incorporates natural and reclaimed materials into a wide range of work, including watercolor and encaustic painting, mixed media sculpture, functional porcelain ware, and interactive installation art. Her traveling installations include Ghost Net Landscape, a collaborative community installation transforming reclaimed fishing gear into art, and 1000 Moons, an art installation and grief process in handmade paper. She has been a practicing artist for over twenty-five years, and a full-time professional artist since 2016. Her award-winning work is included in public and private collections around the United States.

I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. My work explores natural beauty and cycles of change centered around coastal environments, where our human connection to nature becomes clear. I am based on land near the coast. range in Oregon. My work draws direct inspiration from the Pacific Northwest coast as well as my background in California, Kauai, and Down East Maine.” EM

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

Seaside has inspired artists to create new art themes, sensations, and wonders. Being so near the ocean and art are two allies within the artistic world, bound by mutual thought, and emotion. 

 Sea Symphony through June 25

The exhibition features the newest original work from regional artists Sandy Viisse, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Emily Miller, Gretha Lindwood, Jo Ann Pari- Mueller, Martha Lee, and Jan Rimmerman.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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Where there is life, there is hope. Anything is possible. Believe in the good. Persistence and determination beat the odds. The public, for its part, appears to recognize that a swift return to life as it was before the pandemic is unlikely.  As the third year of the coronavirus outbreak approaches, Americans increasingly appear willing to accept pandemic life as the new reality.”

“Seaside Turnaround ” oil by artist Michael Muldoon for FEARLESS.

And so, as the Seaside Art Walk evolves into a new normal, with returning “snowbird” hostess and a gallerist stepping forward to speak about the process of creating contemporary art for the upcoming high season at the beach.”

“Joan de Arc” pen, ink, and watercolor by Vanessa K. Stokes. Featured artist lecture by Fairweather gallerist with gallery hostess during the opening reception of Fearless, a May exhibition.  In the background is sunflower art by Jan Rimerman, dragonfly art by Lieta Gratteri, and oil paintings by Emily Schultz-McNeil.

With the delta and omicron variants fresh in mind, the public also seems to accept the possibility that regular booster shots may be necessary. Despite these and other fearless steps toward nomalcy uncertainty abounds in many other aspects of living a changing life. Indeed, visiting restful places, such as Seaside, surely are a step forward.”

“The Sun Will Shine on Their Faces, Once Again” fine art photography presented by artist Bob Kroll with gallery hostess for the Fairweather May 2022 FEARLESS exhibition.

I equate fearless with brave, though they are not truly the same, because people behaving bravely can be filled with fear.”  Bob Kroll

Naturalist Neal Maine lectures during the opening reception of the FEARLESS exhibition at Fairweather’s. Water striders are fearless bugs adapted for life on top of the water, using surface tension to their advantage to “walk on water.”

Maine naturalist notes:

 The water strider has three pairs of legs. The front legs are much shorter, and allow the strider to quickly grab prey on the surface. The middle legs act as paddles. The back legs are the longest and provide additional power, and also enable the strider to steer and “brake.”

The buoyancy and paddling legs allows striders to be fast. Very, very fast. The National Geographic article reports striders are capable of “speeds of a hundred body lengths per second. To match them, a 6-foot-tall person would have to swim at over 400 miles an hour.

Water acts different at the surface. Water molecules are attracted to each other and like to stay together, especially on the surface where there is only air above. The attraction between water molecules creates tension and a very delicate membrane. Water striders walk on this membrane.

Water striders have legs that repel water and capture air. By repelling water, the tiny water striders stand on the water’s surface and the captured airs allows them to float and move easily.”  

Persistence and determination beat the odds.

Rich Strike WOW! 80-1 odds win the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2022
 

“Thou shalt fly without wings.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St

Through May 25

FEARLESS

For FEARLESS, sculptures by Chas Martin also pictured art by Peg Wells, Marga Stanley, and Jan Shield.

Viewing my work is a layered experience. The first reaction is often whimsical or humorous, and the second level reveals a more engaging question. The third level reflects the viewer’s journey, and everyone sees something different.” –CM

 

 

Artists have life-earned experience, connection to patrons, community ties with the past, and follow the road ahead to an unknowable future.

For May 2022, FEARLESS an exhibition featuring N.W. artists Vanessa K. Stokes, Bob Kroll, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Chas Martin,  Michael Muldoon, Lee Munsell, and Peg Wells.

The artists selected for FEARLESS, for example, aren’t afraid to dive into uncharted waters and never give up.”   FH&G

 

 

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‘De Arc’ by Vanessa K. Stokes
14″ x 17″ Watercolor, Pen, and Colored Pencil
 
 
For Fearless, the Fairweather May exhibition, my first ideas were the Medical Workers, who have shown resilience in the face of the COVID pandemic.  True strength is when one perseveres through their fear for whatever ideal they are chasing. To tie in this realization with my own style of work, I researched great tales of fearlessness and bravery. I decided to paint about Joan De Arc who won the Hundred Years War, showing bravery in the face of uncertain times. 
 
I combined medical imagery and medival images into my ‘De Arc’ original work.”  Vanessa K. Stokes
 
 
 
‘Emerald Wrath’ by Vanessa K. Stokes
17″ x 14″ Mixed media Watercolor, Pen, Ink, and Color Pencil
 
Beyond Fearless. Medusa as an inspiration, on the other hand, was cast out of her temple wrongfully. Some say she was cursed and others say blessed depending on who you ask. Regardless of how her tale is told, today she represents bravery, strength, and fearlessness for many women.”  VKS
 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

May 7-25

Throughout May, FEARLESS is an exhibition that features N.W. artists Vanessa K. Stokes, Bob Kroll, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Michael Muldoon, Lee Munsell, and Peg Wells, among others.

“The artists have life-earned experience, connection to patrons, community ties with the past, and follow the road ahead to an unknowable future. The artists selected for FEARLESS, for example, aren’t afraid to dive into uncharted waters and never give up.”

 

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Vanessa K. Stokes is a self-taught Oregon artist. Since childhood, she has always had her nose in a book and her hands creating art.

Vanessa started displaying her art at the young age of 15 and loves exploring any artist tool she can get her hands on and uses a blend of watercolor, pencils, pens, and ink to create her art.

“Get hopelessly lost in the art you make. Go down for days and come out on the other side with scrapes, bruises, and a masterpiece.” – Ariel Bloomer.

Just for FEARLESS are a series of signed art cards by the artist.

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