Newport painter selected as Cape Perpetua resident artist

Contact(s): Lisa Romano, Paul Meznarich

Colleen Caubin has been creating art her entire life and has made a living as a professional artist and art instructor. She’ll be sharing her skills and talents with Oregon Coast residents and visitors this summer as the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area’s newest resident artist.

“I’m very honored to be chosen, and I look forward to helping people connect with these amazing surroundings through art,” said Caubin, who moved to Newport three years ago to paint the Oregon Coast.

“I feel like I’ve been in paradise ever since,” she said.

Now into its second year, Cape Perpetua’s Visiting Artist program stations a selected artist at several locations throughout the summer to create art, while also interacting with visitors or assisting others while they work alongside the artist.

Caubin’s specializes in oils and pastel painting, but has experience in several mediums.

 “There’s hardly any art form I haven’t tried,” the Newport resident said.

Visitors and other artists are invited to join Caubin from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18 and 26 and Aug. 1 and 16 within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, 3 miles south of Yachats. Caubin also has created a Facebook page to showcase her and others’ work during the residency.

For more information, contact Cape Perpetua staff at 541-547-3289.