This week’s blog continues to look at a selection of the artists who are have works in Rental Sales Gallery which are part of our Spring Show. Through this, and other blogs like it, we’re excited to be able to showcase both the talent of our artists and the wide range of styles and mediums that they are creating works in.
Chi has been a practicing artist since the 1980s, displaying her works all across Oregon and the wider United States. She has worked in a wide range of mediums and styles, from non-objective improvisational work, to abstract land and seascapes, to detailed narrative pieces. Her current, striking, abstract pieces pulse with life.
Growing up in Peoria, IL in the 1950s, Bruce came of age in the turbulent 1960s, when ideas about what is art, and what is art for, were being shared with a mass audience. As Bruce explains, “All his experiences and things he enjoys (food, wine, people, jazz) are grist for painting: from collages of labels, to views of the golf course or vineyards, to people enjoying themselves. If his enjoyment and pleasure in creating connects with you as a viewer of the work, then he feels the piece is successful.”
Michael explains “When it comes to art, (he) is out of touch with reality. What he is in touch with is the visceral emotion that a scene evokes. Mood, feeling and universal longing are the subjects of his art rather than literal, physical realism. His multi-layered work is rooted in the abstract forms of nature.” A member of RSG of long-standing, Michael’s most-recent pieces have a mysterious and dream-like feeling about them.
From as early as he can remember, Scott has had a passionate desire to be an artist. Now, working from his studio in Lake Oswego, he pursues his dreams of creating fine art and photography. Scott’s work has gained national and international recognition and he has been awarded first place in international competitions run by both Kodak and Polaroid.
Born in Lima, Peru and now resident in Portland, Cecy has been a visual artist for more than 45 years and is an established part of RSG. As Cecy explains: “Over the years, I have experienced a life-changing journey through my career in art and now have a strong desire to share my experiences with others. A major shift in the development of my work occurred about twenty-three years ago when I began to develop an imagery that was cubistic, geometrical and dimensional. It was at this point that I also began to devote my work towards a more personal expression of sub-conscious ideas through art.”
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this blog post and the beautiful artworks that are showcased here. These pieces, and many others, are available to purchase or rent through RSG. To find out more, come and visit us in the gallery or go to the Artists page of our website, where you can search for these and the other works in our collection.