In this week’s blog, we’re going to be showcasing five more of our artists, all of whom have produced works that are inspired by water in some way. Be it coastal scenes, beaches, rivers or wildlife, each of these artists has been affected by water in some way.
Many of these pieces are currently on display in Rental Sales Gallery, as we continue our coastal and rivers-inspired show. We decided on this as a display idea because of our collaborative exhibition with Cannon Beach Gallery, which is currently on show there. This beautiful exhibition includes RSG artists, many of whom are displaying works in Cannon Beach for the first time. It will run until Sunday August 4, so make sure to take the opportunity to take in this show!
After years of working as a pharmacist, Sarkis is now a nationally-recognized and award-winning artist and his varied works include works in oils, watercolors, pastels and inks, as well as sculpting in clay. These two pieces represent inspiration from the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Port Orford No. 1 shows boats pulled up in Port Orford, Oregon and Provincetown Street is an image of the bustling streets of this Cape Cod town.
A professional artist of more than 40 years experience, Charlie White’s work is diverse and sophisticated. It expresses a peaceful, meditative quality, whether it is Asian- or western-influenced. She describes her works as being “predominantly rich, abstract compositions with meditative scenes of koi, of imaginary landscapes so-named “landshapes,” grounded grid compositions and elements of Nature”. RSG holds a number of her beautiful koi pieces, two of which are on show here.
Sarah was born in Berkeley, CA and educated at California College of Arts & Crafts and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She moved to Portland, OR in 1993 and became a full-time painter. A signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Sarah’s exquisite watercolors are complex and frequently show water reflecting the colors of and reacting to the landscape around it.
Born in Oregon, Susan spent her early years in a remote area of Smith River. From here, she had instilled into her a love of nature and landscape which has never lessened. Susan’s philosophy of art has evolved over the years, becoming “a strong desire to paint landscapes that are honest and true to the Spirit of the place depicted. If there is beauty I want to show it,… in brief I want to express the Soul and Spirit of the scene.” These two landscapes, showing large bodies of water, both clearly demonstrate that philosophy.
A native of the Northwest Oregon Coast, Brian is a self-taught artist and is lauded for his adaptability and ability to work in many mediums. His works are often directly inspired by his life on the coast, ranging from intimate scenes of people on beaches, to striking landscapes. As he passionately says, ” “The long horizon… the place where sky meets sea and land… that’s my world!…I am privileged to wake each day where my eye can travel from Tillamook Rock lighthouse along the horizon line north to Cape Disappointment and North Head lighthouses. Hour by hour the skyscape is infinitely new.”