Artist, Shawn Mackey, is based in Canada & shows in: Palm Beach FL, NYC, Dolphin Gallery HI, Scottsdale, Sausalito & now Cannon Beach OR….with Primary Elements Gallery
Bay Bound Nurse Log
It would be interesting to know just how long some of these old logs have been floating around inside the bay. I’ve observed some for over 40 years as I’ve contemplated painting them. They are one of many things that say “Pacific Northwest” to me.
Nurse Logs are a bit like a tiny island that occasionally, on exceptionally high tides associated with heavy rainfall, simply floats away in silence to a new location with little or no damage done. As they decompose over time their nutrient rich “soil” provides a start for the next generation.
Original Framed Oil 29” x 41”- $8,500 – Image 24” x 36” All Rights Reserved
Cherry Blossom Showers
Outside, behind my studio, grows a cherry tree. We welcome the blooms each year with a sigh of relief knowing another winter is waning. The studio window frames it in such a way that one day as a gust of wind blew the loose blossoms from their hold I thought what a unique painting that would make. We framed this watercolor as I have a few other times for special paintings with polyester resin on the inside of the glass so it looks as though you are gazing out a window with raindrops on the outside which I was as inspiration struck.
Original Framed Watercolor 33 ½” x 41 ½” $4,000 – Image 23” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved
Into & Out Of
The fog that is! I love the fact that there’s always something going on at the beach. Some days it’s as simple as the breakers slowly dissipating at our feet at the edge of the sea, and that’s just fine with me. Walking at the south end of Cannon Beach takes you past these two basalt sea stacks at Silver Point. I’m frequently on this peaceful stretch of sand in the mornings as I prepare for the day ahead.
Original Framed Watercolor 29 ½” x 41 ½” $3,750 – Image 19” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved
Where Daffodils Still Bloom
Decades ago there were several beach homes along the stretch of coast between Silver Point and Arcadia Beach. The cost of maintenance and repair of the access road eventually drove the State of Oregon to purchase the land from the owners. The blooming daffodils each spring remind me of that charming, now long gone little beach front community.
Original Framed Oil 22” x 28” $3,000 – Image 16” x 22” All Rights Reserved
With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, the Savor Cannon Beach festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts events March 7-10, 2019, in one of the Pacific Northwests most beautiful vacation destinations. Festival events focus on specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while restaurants, galleries and shops add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events. The festival kicks off with the Thursday Night Throwdown, where participants taste twelve select wines including two of each varietal, one from Oregon and one from Washington, then vote on their favorites to determine which state reigns supreme. Other events include the Battle of the Blends featuring four red and four white wine blends from the Northwest. The evening also includes the Battle of Bites, showcasing appetizers by local chefs who compete for Best Bite. Saturday of the festival is the Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk featuring approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. Many Cannon Beach businesses also participate in a Tasting Tour featuring free or low cost tastings ranging from chocolates and olive oils to specialty salts