SEASIDE - Original oil paintings by John Roley of Astoria will be featured at Larcin Realty Group, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, during Seaside's First Saturday Art Walk.
A self-taught artist, Roley has been drawing and painting since he was a young boy. He painted with acrylics until his early 30s when a piano tuner come to his house in Portland. Before moving to Oregon, the piano tuner had made a living selling his paintings on the streets of Madrid. When he saw the paintings, he insisted that Roley should work in oils. The next night he returned with a palette knife and oil paints to give him some instructions. From that point on Roley worked with oils, mostly in the Impressionist style. This will be the first showing of his work. Live music will be provided by Dallas Williams.
Larcin Realty Group is located at 608 Broadway. For more information, call (503) 738-5797 or visit www.larcinrealtygroup.com