“Indian Beach Sunrise” by Victoria Brooks

8 x 16 original oil on linen

En plein air in Ecola Oregon State Park

August 2022

“And all at once, Summer collapsed into Fall.” -Oscar Wilde 

It was great seeing you this summer! We are sad to leave our Rockway Beach, Oregon, summer place. Our home in CA was 110 degrees today, but we must get back and prepare for the NOAPS show in Jackson Hole in September. — Victoria Brooks.

“Graceful Reflections”
Artist: VICTORIA BROOKS 
Oil on Linen
36x24x2 Inches
$4500.
 
Congratulations to Victoria Brooks! “Graceful Reflections” has been selected for NOAPS Best of America 2022. The event is in Jackson, WY, and opens with a reception Friday, September 16 @ 5-7 pm www.noaps.org

“One must maintain a little bit of summer.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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Pacific Coast Highway North Oregon Coast map

“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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“Surf Dancing” 11 x 14, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Surfer Boy” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Aqua Girls” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for more than 30 years.

Victoria’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in richly conceived seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. 

In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter as well. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works.

 

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

On display July 3-25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fairweather Gallery’s July exhibition PLACE-BASED, an art show and sale, involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the  exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Featuring Northwest artists Barbara Bacon Folawn, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Pam Haunschild, Bev Drew Kindley, Phil Juttlestad, Lee Munsell, Jan Shield, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode by Paul Brent throughout the evening

Victoria Brook’s PLACE-BASED talk at 5:30 pm

NW habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm

 

FUN FACT:  Victoria Brooks is celebrating 12 years with the Fairweather Gallery in 2021!

 

 

Victoria Books is a resident artist of the Fairweather House and Gallery, 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), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

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Grace note received May/ 2021

I’ve selected new work for the gallery . I would be happy to speak during the reception in July. I’m looking forward to having a fun and prosperous summer! Best regards, Victoria Brooks

Grace note received June/ 2021

Thank you for the beautiful job on the blog article! See you soon. Hugs, Victoria