Debbie Marvin’s paintings will be shown in the Rolling River Spirits tasting room gallery from November 6 through November 29th. Join us Friday, November 6 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm for First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk artist reception.
About the Artist:
My name is Debbie Marvin and I was born and raised in the Northwest. I am a painter, a pianist and a writer. As a child, I did a lot of drawings but did not start dabbling in paints until I was in my early 30’s. My favorite mediums are watercolor and acrylic.
I am a self-taught artist that firmly believes everyone has artistic talent within them. I am drawn to color and specifically am attracted to the unique beauty and variety of colors nature provides us with flowers. Botanicals have been my theme for the last year or more, though I also enjoy painting landscapes and ocean scenery.
Join us this Friday, November 6 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm for First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk. Debbie Marvin is our Featured Artist for November. Rolling River Spirits is located at 1215 SE 8th Ave. Suite H.
We’ll be down in Eugene this Saturday August 15 for the first ever Hard Times Distillery Expo at the Hult Center. Sample the best of Oregon’s many distilled spirits. Live music, great food, cocktails, ciders, beer, and unlimited samples of locally made spirits.
Tickets are only $25 and available at:
Summer is so close you can almost taste it, especially over at McMenamins Edgefield where The Oregon Distillers Guild and McMenamins will host the second annual Oregon Distillers Festival on Saturday, July 18.
Fenrir is hosting a Release Party for our Rolling River Spirits Bjørkevoll’s Holiday Aquavit this Thursday June 25th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Master Distiller Tim Rickard will join them behind the bar for an evening of drinking and education as we release our Holiday Aquavit! They’ll be mixing up special cocktails to pair with Fenrir’s wonderfully delicious Scandinavian fare!
The art of Whitney N. North will be shown in the Rolling River Spirits tasting room from June 12th to July 26th.
My name is Whitney North and I paint acrylic on canvas. Those are all the facts of the matter. Why I paint? What inspires me? Those answers are far more vague…
I can conclude that I paint what I paint because that is what I have in me to paint; and the images that lurk behind my eyes desire to come out into the light. Sometimes a simple suggestion for a new subject matter can spark a blazing fire of creativity inside me, sometimes I just feel like challenging myself and trying something new, other times I do the same subject over and over again in different colors, patterns or sizes because I enjoy improving upon my previous attempts. That is the truth in the simplest terms that I can describe them in.
I like to work on a large scale because I feel that it gives me more space for expression. Think of my general aversion to smaller canvases as creative claustrophobia. I use acrylic paint because I don’t enjoy waiting for oil paints to dry and because I dislike the lucidity of water colors.
I prefer not to blend my colors, instead using areas of flat color to add to the simplicity of the images I create. To my way of thinking, if you can tell it’s supposed to be a tree then it’s a tree.
As for “how to appreciate my work”, “how to look at my work”, or “how I hope others will see my work” I will leave that up to the viewer. I simply hope that the work that I create will evoke a fraction of the emotional response in others that creating it brings to me.
EASTSIDE SLIDE AT WHITE OWL SOCIAL CLUB
Friday June 12th, 4 – 7 pm
The gang at White Owl Social Club is throwing a party with some of their favorite central east side brewers and distillers. Come hang out, rub some elbows, eat some tasty White Owl grub, and sample some of the finest beer and booze Portland has to offer, all on their famous patio. Cheers to summertime!
The art of Paul ONeill will be shown in the Rolling River Spirits tasting room during the month of May. Paul was born in Connecticut, moved to Portland and attended Portland State where he earned a BA in Fine Arts. For the last 30 years he has lived and worked as an artist in SE Portland. Paul has shown work at numerous venues and galleries throughout the Pacific NW and the New York Tri-State Area.
According to Paul, “The thick texture medium used in the foreground of my paintings was first used about 12 years ago – was a happy accident. I used the sculpting medium as a last resort attempt to fix a painting I was working on at the time and had not stretched the canvas correctly thus making for a bad outcome. It was then I discovered it was an incredibly versatile medium that could be used in a wide variety of artistic applications.”