Heceta Head Lighthouse

lighthouse seacoast painting

© Copyright 2000 – Present

Size: 16″ x 12″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A depiction of a famous Oregon coast lighthouse. This painting sold to a private art collector in California.


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

This oceanview 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 Pacific Ocean.

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

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.


Oregon Coast South of the Sea Lion Caves

OR coast seaside painting

© Copyright 1977 – Present

Size: 9″ x 12″
Support: Canvas panel board
Description: An early painting by the artist depicting the Oregon coastline. This painting is owned by the artist’s daughter and is part of a private collection in Texas.


Artist Comments: This ocean wave painting is one of my early paintings just starting out as a professional artist. It shows the Oregon Coast looking south from the “Sea Lion Caves” towards Cox Rock. Cox Rock is one of thousands of islands which sits off the Oregon Coast. It is nearby to Sea Lion Point and Heceta Head.

The Sea Lion Caves is America’s largest sea cave and is located about midway on Oregon’s 400 miles of shoreline. It can reach from the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway U.S. Highway 101. For more information about the Sea Lion Caves visit their website.

There isn’t a lot of information about Cox Rock. What I have learned is it is an island off the Oregon Coast and which isn’t easily assessable if you want to explore it and it’s hard to find. Visitors to the island will probably want to use their GPS to guide them there. Coordinates are below.

Facts About Cox Rock, Oregon

  • Coordinates: 44.1109544°N, -124.1262313°W
  • Approx. Elevation: 75 feet (23 meters)
  • USGS Topo Map Quad: Mercer Lake
  • Feature Type: Island

Other Paintings of Oregon Scenery

I used to live in Oregon and have found it to be one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and paint. I’ve painted several paintings of Oregon scenery, some of which are listed below.