Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse painting
Heceta Head Lighthouse © Copyright 2000 – Present

Size: 16″ x 12″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A depiction of a famous Oregon coast lighthouse.

SOLD: This seaside painting was sold to a private art collector in California and is no longer available.

Artist Comments

I find Oregon to be one of the most beautiful places in America. Having lived there for several years, “The Beaver State” has inspired numerous paintings of its scenery. Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of those paintings.

This ocean-view oil painting is of the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse, built between 1892-1893. Perched high on a bluff approximately 150 feet above the sea, it stands watch over the Oregon coast 2 miles north of the famous Sea Lion Caves. Its beam can be seen for 21 nautical miles making it the strongest light on Oregon’s coastline. Heceta Head Lighthouse is a favorite place for tourists as it is one of the most-visited lighthouses in the United States. The lighthouse offers visitors easy access and an outstanding view of the Oregon coastline and the Pacific Ocean.

This painting is one of my earlier works. Unfortunately, I don’t have photos of all my earlier works, but this one I did.  I hope you enjoy it.

A Few Interesting Facts About Heceta Head Lighthouse

    • Year beacon first lit: 1894
    • Height: 56′
    • Automated: 1963
    • Year first constructed: 1892
    • Materials: Stucco, Brick
    • Coordinates: 44.13737°N, 124.127835°W
    • Tower shape: Conical attached to workroom
    • Original lens: First order Fresnel lens
    • Range: 21 nautical miles
    • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

For more information about this seaside attraction, please visit this website.

Other Paintings of Oregon

I no longer live in the Pacific Northwest; however, Oregon continues to be a source of inspiration for me. Below are more paintings of Oregon.

Covered Bridge Of Lane County Oregon artwork
Covered Bridge Of Lane County
Oregon Coast South Of The Sea Lion Caves oil painting
Oregon Coast South of the Sea Lion Caves


Your Feedback

“I came across your site this A.M. and was delighted with your story of you and your father. How much we owe to loving parents! I have been painting watercolor for 20 years now, but am always interested in the principles of design and was thrilled to see how much info. you are offering freely, as your father gave freely to you of his life. I especially love your painting of Heceta Head Lighthouse as I live just 15 min. down the road from there. You have captured it beautifully. I have put it in as one of my screen savers, so I can see it every day. Thank you for blessing the world with your gift.” — Mae P., Florence OR

“Often when I have my morning coffee I will search the net for artists. I oil paint. I was in Oregon last summer, your pictures of the Oregon coast by the sea lions is the best I have seen of that view. Your Heceta Head Lighthouse is just beautiful. I painted the coast picture also. You are an inspiration to me.” — Patricia B., Pontiac MI

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