Depoe Bay Series

James Frey Collection

Inspired by the beauty and serenity of the Oregon Coast, and painted in his studio at Gleneden Beach, artist/winemaker James Frey has captured the dune-fringed sandy beaches and exposed rocky shores of the Depoe Bay area with a palette of deep, rich browns, with variegated blonds, greens, and rusts.  Despite the storm, the painting exudes a peaceful serenity that juxtaposes the dynamic nature of the storm with an intrinsic sense of well-being.  As in many of his works, the painting incorporates pinot noir skins and vineyard soils to add texture and add a sense of place.