Friday, October 29, 2010

7 Ways to see my new paintings in November.

9 new works for the Stormy Weather Arts Festival In Cannon Beach Nov. 5th, 6th and 7th. I'm doing the Quick draw event on Friday night and demos through out the weekend, come out and party with us.

Stormy Weather

"A full weekend of art, music, and much, much more.
Three days of art, music and literary events will showcase the galleries and artists of Cannon Beach at the 23rd annual Stormy" 

"The 2010 Quick Draw artists include Rebecca Devere, Lisa Lamoreaux, Miska, Scott Johnson, Bonny Gorsuch, Mickie Skinner, Josh Henrie, Drenda Duff, Brian Anderson, Abbas Atwi, Walter Share, and this year featured artist and perennial Quick Draw favorite Michael Orwick, who created our beautiful 2010 promotional artwork!" 

6 paintings for the Small works show at the Rip Caswell Gallery in Troutdale Oregon starts Friday the 5th with a big party.
Small Works Big Music

3 gems for Art Elements has their small works show starting.

Good Things small packages show.


7 images total for Anne Amie Vineyard in Dundee Oregon, I have a solo show going on, get out there soon to enjoy the vineyard in it's Fall beauty, drink some some paintings.

3 New works at the Freed Galley in Lincoln City Oregon.


4 new paintings at my newest gallery the Terpin Gallery in Jackson Hole WY. 

More information on this soon.

6 new paintings for the Valley Arts Annual collectors show in Forest Grove Oregon

Annual Artist Event
November and December

Little Art - Big Music at Rip Caswell Gallery in Troutdale


Friday, October 15, 2010

The Healing Value of Art

by Barbara Blair

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For several years hospitals and medical facilities have included art in their buildings to help patients in their treatment and healing process, to calm fears, speed recovery, as well reduce stress for staff and visiting family members.
Several studies have been done on the benefits of art in the health care field.  Positive healing art images affect the autonomic nervous system, hormonal balance, brain neurotransmitters, the immune system and the blood flow to all organs in the body.  The most healing images are of expansive nature scenes, calm water, trees and flowers.
Healing artwork also has a valuable place in the home and office.  We are living in a very stressful world.  Many people are experiencing anxiety, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, depression and many other ailments as a result of stress, as it takes a heavy toll on the body and immune system.
Your home can be a powerful tool to create health, happiness and well-being, if it is filled with positive impressions and images.  You could think of art and everything else that you place in your environment as food that you ingest through your senses and that affects you on a cellular level.  Your body functions at maximum wellness surrounded with sympathetic compatible frequencies that create harmony.  It is therefore important to make choices that resonate with you in a positive way.
By placing images in your home and office that allow you to experience a moment of quiet reflection, or a sense of joy or upliftment at any time of the day, it will help you to combat stress and stay more balanced.  Think about what images and colors feel good, make you happy and inspire you.  For many people this involves pictures of nature, as the studies indicate.
What is hanging on your walls?  If you have dreary old pictures that you inherited from your grandmother as “family heirlooms” and feel obligated to hang them on your walls but have never liked them, give yourself permission to take them down.
The painter Henri Matisse said that art should be “something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue.”  Surround yourself with what you love (this applies to everything in your home, not just the artwork) and get rid of what you don’t love.
Then notice how your home or office has transformed into a joyful life-affirming space.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Quick Draw Tickets Are Now on Sale!

Quick Draw Tickets Are Now on Sale! They go fast.

Please come and support the artists at one of the most fun and crazy events of the year.
Quick Draw Ticket are now on sale for Friday,
November 5th. Tickets are $55 per person,
$99 for two. Stop by Cannon Beach Chamber or
call 503.436.2623 to reserve your tickets.
For more information about the Stormy Weather Arts Festival and Cannon Beach’s year-around offerings, visit

Here is the final version of the poster using my painting of
"the Old Painter and the Sea"

A Weekend of the Arts
Three days of art, music and literary events will showcase the galleries and artists of Cannon Beach at the 23rd annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 5-7, 2010.
This popular coastal event highlights the creative talents of a wide range of artists, with a packed schedule that includes an art walk, art gallery receptions, "So you think you can paint," photography exhibits, and much more. Cannon Beach shops, restaurants and galleries will be hosting music, art and literary events throughout the weekend.
“The Quick Draw,” a festival highlight, kicks off the weekend of activities on Friday, Nov. 5 as artists create their own individual “masterpieces” from raw materials—in one hour. Completed pieces will then be auctioned off. Another celebration mainstay, “The Spotlight Event,” will be staged at the Coaster Theatre on Saturday night, Nov. 6.
For more information about the Stormy Weather Arts Festival and Cannon Beach’s year-around offerings, visit