We discovered the wealth of painters in this immediate area shortly after opening our current gallery in 2005. It turns out they're a pretty tight-knit group, even though their styles vary significantly - some specializing in watercolors, some in oils, and others in acrylics.
Kathy grew up in the wooded areas of Oregon, as her father was a forester. She spent much of her childhood traveling forest roads with her family, hiking, picking wild flowers, resting by clear streams. These are some of Kathy's best memories.
She continues her travels through the back roads of Oregon with Bob, her husband, photographing the subjects of her paintings. Water has become her inspiration, whether it's a calm stream, rushing river, or the crashing ocean waves. Kathy enjoys sharing her talents through teaching oil painting workshops and classes. She now resides in her artistic hideaway on the Central Oregon Coast.
Kathy's work has been shown in several galleries throughout the Northwest. Her commissions can be found hanging in many private and corporate collections in the US and overseas. Kathy sells original oil paintings, laser prints, giclée gallery wraps, prints cards and tiles of her work. Commissions are welcome.shop
Ann is a local right here in Seal Rock, OR. She loves color and shape and she tries to bring both of these qualities to her watercolor paintings. The works of stained glass and quilting artists are so beautiful that she wishes she had time to learn how to make them; so the next best thing is to create work that often captures their essence.
She sometimes likes to wet the paper and scatter paint around with no real plan and see what emerges. She needs the trip to be more fun than the destination that the art arrives at! The lack of planning adds to the fun!
In our gallery, we have prints of her watercolors and her sea themed necklaces.
You can find more of Ann's work on her website - Ann Nicholsonshop
Artist Marianne St. Marie lives on the Central Coast of Oregon where she spends her time enjoying the ocean, it's many inhabitants, and the abundance of furry and feathered friends she encounters there!
Marianne lives and maintains her studio near Waldport, OR, and you can find more of her work at www.rollingdogart.com
John is a master watercolorist. He took art classes at Oakland College of Arts and Crafts, and has also taken (and enjoyed!) classes in sculpture. John is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Yaquina Arts Association, and the Yachats Art Guild. He won not only the Gold Award from the Watercolor Society of Oregon in 2012, but also their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.
John was born and lived in France as the son of an American soldier, moving to the US when he was 10. He chose dentistry as his profession, and served in the military in that capacity during World War II. Once John retired, he and his wife moved to Oregon, and he started doing watercolors “seriously”.
Most of John’s paintings are landscapes, often inspired by the Oregon Coast. He does a lot of painting from memory - not a lot of “plein air” painting. His originals hang in homes as far away as Ireland and France.
John lives in Waldport, Oregon, just down the road from our gallery. He still paints at 100 years of age (as of 2021), and we see him often when he comes in with new work.
Pam is a local to the Oregon Coast. She has recently begun enjoying her winters in Arizona with family, but returns to our mild climit during the summer to do her artwork at the beach.
Pyrography, in Pam's own words, refers to art by fire, each piece is burned with a wood burner. Deciding what subject or design the wood suggests is part of the creation of this original piece of art. Next the wood is sanded and carefully cleaned. The design is sketched on the wood, then it is burned into the wood. After burning, the piece is generally high lighted with watercolor, gouache, or oil pencil. When it is completely dry, it receives two or three coats of varnish. There is a portait-type hanger on the back of her pieces.
Hopefully, you enjoy her work as much as she enjoyed creating it.
In our gallery we have her Pyrography pieces and a selection of her watercolor greeting cards.
A retired Police Detective, Mark met with John Bradley, a local water color artist, and began taking lessons. After getting the basics down, Mark took off on his own style and beauty of watercolor painting.
In our gallery we have some of Mark's matted, framed originals, and matted originals without frames - along with a selection of greeting cards using those prints.
Mark will often come into our gallery on Thursdays and give watercolor demonstrations.
Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery
11175 NW Pacific Coast Hwy (Hwy 101)
Seal Rock, OR 97376
Hours: 10am to 6pm
Friday through Tuesday