Though Rental Sales Gallery remains closed to the general public, in accordance with Gov. Kate Brown’s Community Health Order, we are still available to do business by appointment, telephone and email. So, if you have a piece of art already on rental from us, or are interested in newly buying or renting works, then we will be able to assist you. Contact us either by email or on 503-224-0674 to set up an appointment.
On top of this, our member artists have continued to provide us with beautiful new pieces of art, which are excited to showcase in this blog for you. We have a variety of new works available and this is just a taste of what we have recently received and made available for rental or purchase. We hope that you enjoy this taster of the superb collection that we have here. To view these, and other pieces, go to the Artists page of our website.
We look forward to being able to assist you in person in the future. Until then, thank you for your continuing support of the Gallery and the artists of Oregon and Washington States. We will see you again soon!
Carolyn Cole creates works that translate into a language of intense color, sumptuous textures, and organic compositions. Working instinctively, she applies multiple layers of pigment, creating textured surface and bright and balanced mixes of colors.
Carolyn’s two newly-arrived works are ‘Orange (42012)’ and ‘Grey (42002)’, both of which are acrylic on canvas and are 49 x 49 inches.
Arletha M. Ryan
Arletha’s artwork is created in the still gap between perception and interpretation, taking a silent mind for the beauty to appear for her. An oil painter and printmaker, she has been a member of RSG since 1988.
This piece, ‘Blue Moon Rising’ is oil on panel and measures 30 x 32 inches.
Born in Scotland, and now living and working in Portland, Christopher Bibby makes original artworks, prints, gifts and all sorts of other products. Through RSG, he rents and sells his oils and oils and wax pieces, which have consistently proven immensely popular with our clients.
These three new pieces, ‘Wallowa Lake’, ‘Wood Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn OR’ and ‘Grant Pier, Vancouver WA’ are all oil and wax and 30 x 40 inches in size.
Eileen “ikie” Kressel produces prints and paintings, showcasing her distinctive style. She grow up in Brooklyn, NY and has lived in Oregon since the 1970s. As well as showcasing her works at RSG, ikie is a member of The Bridge City Artists, The Women’s Caucus for Art, and a member of Print Arts NW.
Her work ‘Birders II’ is a linocut, measuring 34 x 27 inches.
Kenneth Ray Wilson
Over a long career, Kenneth has produced a richly varied range of works. He describes his two main influences as being Clyfford Still and Jackson Pollock, two of the leading early figures in Abstract Expressionism.
His two most-recent pieces ‘What’s On Your Wall No. 2’ and ‘What’s On Your Wall No. 3’ are acrylic on canvas measuring 52 x 48 inches, and are filled with vibrant colors and abstract shapes which are such a signature of his current works.
A consistently-popular artist at RSG, Hsin-Yi is inspired by nature and many of her works are drawn from that love. She also loves to work with clay, getting ever-more pleasure the tactile sensations of the medium, as well as its visual appearance.
Her new porcelain works ‘Scream’, ‘Double Columbine’, ‘Blue Flower’, ‘Artichoke (Blue)’ and ‘Artichoke (Peach)’ are all currently available for rent or purchase.
Susan says “My ambition is to create a body of work that speaks of this area and stands the test of time… I do not copy exactly what I see but seek to make a good painting and still be true to the essence of the scene.” Her oils and acrylics mix elements of abstractions and landscape painting.
Her two new pieces are entitled ‘Waiting for Spring’ and ‘Infinity’ and are oil on canvas, measuring 30 x 40 inches and 36 x 48 inches respectively.
The light-hearted abstractions of Shellie Garber are an interplay of line, color and expressive mark making, often with collage elements adding dimension to the interesting surface texture, created in a process of painting intuitively and spontaneously.
‘Bridgetown’, ‘Sandman’ and ‘Yellow Door’ are all acrylic on canvas and are 40 x 30 inches and 20 x 20 inches in size respectively.
After a career working in finance, Rachel took up oil painting in 2007. After just two years of painting and art training, her stunning landscapes had resulted in gallery representation. Her works are among some of the most popular at RSG, showcasing her endless inspiration from the natural world.
Her oil on canvas works ‘Always Providing’ (36 x 60 inches), ‘Loves Only Thee’ and ‘A Day’s Blessing’ (both 80 x 20 inches) are the most-recent to arrive at the Gallery.
Leslie Ann Butler
Born into a creative family, with a fine artist father and a mother who worked creatively with fabrics and textiles, it seems obvious now that Leslie Ann would become an artist. Painting both figurative and abstract works which are filled with striking uses of metallic paints, her award-winning pieces are found in private and public collections.
Her two mixed media works, ‘The Way Home’ and ‘Impermanence’, which are 36 x 48 inches and 36 x 36 inches respectively.