Claire McGee

Claire is a photographer that lives and has her studio in Newport, OR.  Claire is also one of our employees.

"My father was a photographer - I grew up in a darkroom. Technology has come a long way since then, and I have evolved and refined my art with each passing year. I now use a digital camera, but I'm still pretty basic. No photo shop - and no computer generated images of babies flying in clouds...

"My background is Liberal Arts. I completed Nikon's workshop in composition, and studied art at the University of Hawaii and Portland State University. People tell me I have a good eye, and that I capture the soul of what I see. You be the judge. My favorite subjects are nature and pets.

Claire's work can be viewed in galleries on Newport's Historic Bayfront, as well as up and down the coast.  Her work has been published in Sunset Magazine and KaNani (a University of Hawaii poetry journal).

You can find out more about Claire at her website.


This section is intended as more a history of the work this artist has displayed over time at Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery, and not a catalog of what's currently available.  As such, it is useful more as a means of seeing the evolution of an artists' work, rather than a representation of what the artist is currently creating.  Techniques, colors used, and even form of color are elements that are likely to change over time.  Also, some pieces will be unique combinations of color and movement that artist may not be able to reproduce.

The gallery at Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery includes work from nearly 50 different artists, all from the Pacific Northwest, almost all from Oregon, and most from Oregon's central coast.  Whereas Bob creates his work exclusively within our studio, the other artists have their own studios in which they create their work.  Though our gallery basically just purchases their work to sell, we like to promote them in any way we can - which includes showcasing them on our website.  Their appearance here is in no way meant to imply that they work for Bob or for Ocean Beaches Glassblowing. 

Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery is owned and operated by Bob and Vicki Meyer.  Bob is the primary artist of the gallery.

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