Marion Moir at the Yaquina River Museum of Art
Marion Moir is an artist who strives for adventure in her creations. A lifelong painter and student of the arts, Marion is known for her iconic watercolor works of flowers, landscapes, puffins, sea life, and maritime scenes. Many of her paintings are done en plein air, or “in the open air” outside and on location.
“Plein air painting is my favorite. I paint in the cold, the heat, the light and tide changes, the insects, on uneven ground or wobbly docks. But it is the excitement of what I might find around the corner that intrigues and challenges me.”
Moir studied art at Oregon State University and attended workshops from the noted “California School” painters and many other inspiring teachers in the US and Japan. She lectured on ‘Arts and Healing’ at Oregon hospitals, and did Arts Care in an Outpatient Clinic. She was an artist in residence in Lincoln County schools.
Marion teaches watercolor, collage, gyotaku, and mixed media in Newport and around the US. She has been a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon since 1981, and enjoys membership in other art groups in the western states. She has won numerous awards and grants for her work. She is also a book illustrator in California, Arizona, and Oregon and her paintings are in corporate collections worldwide.
Her latest exhibition will be at the Yaquina River Museum of Art Schoolhouse Exhibition Space during the 27th Toledo Labor Day Art Walk, September 4th, 5th, and 6th.
“I was very pleased to be asked to show in this wonderful gallery space again. I have included paintings I did upriver and at Criteser’s Moorage. I loved to hear the stories the owner, Ralph, would tell his cronies who were there every day to see him. The quietness and beauty of the river captivates me.”
Marion will give an informal Art Talk about her work each day at 1:00pm from the front porch of the School House Museum. Guests will be seated on the parking strip and we invite all to join her for this interesting information about the show.
Her original works and prints will be available for purchase at the Yaquina River Museum of Art throughout Art Walk. The Yaquina River Museum of Art is located at 151 NE Alder Street in Toledo. Toledo Labor Day Art Walk runs from 10AM-4PM daily throughout the Labor Day weekend. For more information, please visit www.yaquinarivermuseumofart.org