GEARHART — David Savinar left a decadeslong career in the world of advertising before moving to Gearhart. His move was his cue to devote himself to his lifelong love of painting.

He found the perfect spot to paint and display his art at the corner of Pacific Way and U.S. Highway 101. The former filling station was also an art studio and glass-blowing studio before it sat empty.


David Savinar and a work in progress at his Gearhart studio.

R.J. Marx is editor of the Seaside Signal and covers South County for The Astorian. Reach him at 971-320-4557 or