Art In The Valley Gallery
209 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis Oregon 97333
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30
June 2017 Featured Artist
Reception Thursday June 15th, 4 - 8 pm during the Corvallis Arts Walk
Having grown up on the Oregon coast and coming from a family that includes Swedish boat builders and sailors, I think of lighthouses as the stalwart guardians of the coastal waters—in place to assist sailors, ships and boats.
When the opportunity came to paint all the Oregon lighthouses, I jumped at the chance. For two weeks each July over the past two years, I joined a group of artists who took on the challenge of plein air painting 12 Oregon lighthouses and the two most southern Washington lighthouses.
In this quest, I dealt with wind and rain as well as heat and sun. The resulting paintings in this exhibit are my tributes to the coastal guardians.