Portland artist Christa Grimm has a new series of small pandemic-inspired plein air studies of acrylics on wood.

This painting is called “First Day of COVID Spring.” Grimm has a show of her work this month at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

Grimm’s paintings highlight and enshrine the beauty and majesty of our costal environment. Her passion is color.

She said, “I go out each morning, throughout Tillamook county, fishing for the perfect view: for the quiet beauty that is so often overlooked.”

Visit her website at christagrimm.com.