Fishhawk Lake Local Artists Abound!

Fishhawk Lake draws magic, whether from its local flora and fauna or the folks that live here and vacation here, it casts quite a spell over us all! One of the treasures is the range of artists, poets, writers and photographers who feel compelled by some earthly (or otherworldly) force to seek out Fishhawk Lake to allow their artistic leanings to find their fruition in this place of solace. The range of artistry is quite eclectic. An old-timer, Bob Yoder felt compelled many years ago to write poetry dedicated to Fishhawk Lake or even about some of the local characters that have come and gone. The Picture is one of his loveliests.

Bob Yoder Does it All! Photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman at annual Firewise Community Volunteer Clean up.

Some of Bob Yoder’s younger generations of family have taken it a step further with video set to music.

Two Chairs is one of my favorite poems, written by Anonymous.


Beckoning…photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor and photographer 2012

The Fishhawk Lake Recreation Club website has devoted a link to “Residents Write”.   A published author, David Bryen, wrote of his motorcycle adventures in Mexico, after his home sold here that he built himself in 1984 and he spoke of a dying Heron that he held here one summer–a moment that changed his life. Photographers have free reign to capture so many of Mother Nature’s moments that all you have to do is wake up, look out your window and grab your camera. Everchanging landscapes, wildlife flying or swimming by or just the coolish, misty morning can be a photographer’s muse!

Mike Johnson just bought a home at Fishhawk Lake through me. This is his vista in the spring of 2014.

Mike Johnson, new homeowner at Fishhawk Lake, longtime photographer

Painters have the same type of passion that can be tapped into by the Fishhawk Lake surroundings and the quiet can offer opportunity to sit peacefully on a front deck and give in to whatever the paintbrush brings to life. Cheryl Barlow started painting a number of years ago after suffering a head trauma injury. Her works can be purchased and hopefully someday she will have her own artshow at the Fishhawk Lake clubhouse!

Watercolor by Cheryl Barlow owned by Gayle Rich-Boxman

There are artists who will “recycle” the dropped limbs that find their way to the ground throughout the seasons at Fishhawk Lake. Retired priest, Fr. Rock Sassano who lives here full time has made walking sticks for many a friend, neighbor and visitor, graciously giving them away to many.

Our local retired priest during his walk-about. He makes walking sticks and gives them to friends.

Fr Rock Sassano full time resident at Fishhawk Lake with one of his walking sticks

Another artist, Glenn Waer, a weekend 2nd home owner at Fishhawk Lake, had made some amazing pieces for reasonable prices. Handcrafted, unique wood tables, shelves and more, made of curly willow and other assorted trees, they are durable and sustainable. His business is called WillowWaer and he can be reached at his shop: (503)723-9979.

This was custom made by a local Fishhawk Lake member. He created this out of curly willow along with the design help from another local artist, Cheryl Barlow, for her kitchen. The business is called Willowaer, Glenn Waer owner. You can contact him:(503)723-9979 Gayle Rich-Boxman copyrighted all rights reserved 2014

Custom bookshelf made by Willowaer

Visitors and friends of Fishhawk Lake have shot video here capturing the all natural beauty of the wind, the birdsong and the wildness, while supporting my real estate efforts.  I even tried my hand at it while taking a canoe trip by myself. Check it out: Fishhawk Lake Videos My Canoe Trip.

So, if you are seeking a place of solitude that will allow your hidden talents to thrive, Fishhawk Lake may very well be the place to give in to your creative juices–we welcome artists of ALL types! For YOUR slice of solitude, please contact me:

Gayle C. Rich-Boxman REALTOR® Vernonia Realty Direct: (503)755-2905 Specializing in Fishhawk Lake Recreation Club “Your Gateway to the Lake!” (Fishing, boating, swimming, wildlife,& so much more!) <;)((()>< ~-~ <;)((()>< ~-~

Early morning gold light out my lakefront door.

Fishhawk Lake Realtor and photographer Gayle Rich-Boxman Lakefront in early morning

About fishhawklakerealtor

I've been the local realtor/neighbor for 14 years who lives full time in the Fishhawk Lake area, a private lake community in the middle of the coastal range in a very small town in Oregon . It's heaven out here and my husband and I have lived here full time for about 12 years and over 15 altogether as weekenders before that. This area is my niche, my specialty, my passion. Doing this is truly a dream come true. Let me help you make it yours. Call me, your local expert: 503-755-2905 REALTOR® John L Scott Market Center Also check out my blog on ActiveRain: Or to check out my listings go to my website:
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