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Gallery Open Thursday through Monday 12 - 5pm

and usually until 7 or so on the weekends & by appointment

© 2018 Angi D Wildt Gallery 

PO Box 204, 737 Broadway # 2 Seaside, OR 97138

J.Wesley Willis 

Turquoise Barn
Available
Tillamook Farm
Central Coast Farm
Farm House - Sold
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Oil-on panel cityscapes of Astoria, Oregon and landscapes of the North Coast

Painting is a means of exploration - a way to see what best defines a thing or a place. Since I moved to Astoria, I've been seeing and painting the things that feel most essential to this place.

I paint with oil on wood panels, or sometimes canvas panels. Each painting starts with some visual interest in a landscape or sculpture. The interest evolves from a photograph to a drawing on a gessoed panel, then a tone map - a monochromatic underpainting. Then the color begins. Most paintings involve three to five sessions, with breaks in between where I can look at them on my studio wall.

Once I've completed a piece, I no longer think of it as my art. It's somebody else's. It's an artifact of a process which belongs to me, but I don't think of the painting itself as mine. I don't even think of it as real at first. It comes into being when you see it and connect with it. That's meaning-making. The process and that connection are my rewards. The art itself if for you.