The Oregon Coast, By Foot And Paintbrush

Aug 25, 2016

Thanks to social media, we get to go on our friends' vacations, in a sense.  They snap pictures and put them on Instagram or Facebook, and we get to see them right away. 

Kristen O'Neill's painting of the Neskowin Ghost Forest.
Credit Kristen O'Neill

Pete Miller of Grants Pass put a real twist on that process when he hiked the Oregon Coast Trail this summer. 

He snapped pictures all right... and sent them to artist Kristen O'Neill.  She then set about painting the image, with a new painting every day along the route. 

Pete and Kristen visit the studio with stories of their slower appreciation of the coastal landscapes.