Foghorn Leghorn by Marga.
My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt.
With each coat of paint, whether it’s watercolors, gouache, acrylics and oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, the main images on my mini whimsy collection, were painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife).
I love the movement of things… whether it’s the hair or feather on a bird’s head or the drooping of a flower’s leaf…I want to make my painting live and breathe.
While living in the Caribbean I founded an annual fine arts fair, featuring over 20 very talented and diverse artists.
I draw on a regular basis with an exceptional group of local artists and am one of the founding members of Tempo Gallery, an arts collective, in Astoria.
My art has been shown in Canada, British West Indies, and the US, with collectors in OR, NY, NJ, MO, CA, FL, WA and Canada and Japan.– Hugs, Marga.
SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!
Celebrating 13 years in 2017, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on October 7, 5-7: pm.
The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in the sponsoring galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Complimentary parking is on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway
Opening reception for SHADOWS, an exhibition that focuses on the interplay of light and dark through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses. New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Janet Hickox, Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Ashley Howarth, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.
Naturalist, biologist and scientist Neal Maine will speak at 6: pm about the autumn ecology of the local habitat.
And, too, during the opening reception of SHADOWS on October 7th there will be a paddle auction of selected Neal Maine images to benefit the WCNC.
LIVE music by Shirley 88.
LIVE scribing by calligraphy artist Penelope Culbertson.
Special guest of honor will be Flynn, “the handsomest Kestrel around and one of the WCNC Ambassador Birds” will be on hand celebrating the opening of Fairweather’s new exhibition SHADOWS!
Q: What is the WCNC, you ask?
A: Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Oregon corporation, that specializes in wildlife rehabilitation of resident and migratory birds, mammals and other wild creatures naturally occurring in Oregon.
WCNC provides primary services to communities along 167 miles of coastline in Oregon and southwest Washington offering humane care and professional medical treatment to sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy wild animals back into their appropriate habitat; offers quality conservation + environmental education programs concerning local wildlife, their ecosystems, and the human impact on these systems and individuals.