To celebrate our recent Spring Show, and the more than 200 new works that were selected for display at Rental Sales Gallery, today’s blog will showcase a few of the artists and their new works. We are very proud of all of our artists and the work that they create, so it was a tough process to select just a handful to include in this blog. To see more of our artists and browse their work online, visit the Artists page of our website.
Joan is an artist who has been part of RSG for many years. Her most-recent piece Sun Ripened (above) combines vivid colors and gold leaf to striking effect. Her body of work includes large-scale florals, gardens, landscapes and seascapes, which all reflect her fascination with the lush, natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She says: “Whether painting autumn leaves, crashing waves or quiet, reflecting river scenes, I try to portray nature at its most colorful and dramatic.”
Jeannine Edelblut began a new life in 2010 when she from moved alone from the United States to France leaving behind her past, her culture, her previous work and most of her possessions. She remains there to this day, continuing to emerge into the European art scene and experimenting with and exploring the possibilities of her work. As she says: “This kind of exploration is dynamic process without a fixed destination, where seeking to make visible the invisible is never ending, and the artistic vision is perpetually emerging”. Her work Chemin de la Coeur (“Path of the Heart”) is currently on display here at RSG.
Ceramicist Hsin-Yi Huang creates extraordinarily detailed and delicate-looking pieces, inspired by plants and animals and her love of nature. Her pair of pieces in RSG, Dark Lotus and Pink Lotus, reflect this. In an interview, she explained “I am just naturally drawn to shapes like that, organic form … I do a lot of observation … I pay attention to my surroundings.”
Self-taught mixed-media artist Jesse Reno is one of the newest artists in RSG. His two Spring Show pieces the strings of insects and transcending into a land of gumdrops showcase his complex, beautiful and immensely colorful style. Jesse has displayed his works in galleries all across the world and was named Best Visual Artist in Williamette Week’s 2018 Best of Portland Readers’ Poll.
Abigail Marble is a Portland-based children’s book author, illustrator and artist. Whilst many of her book illustrations are completed in a whimsical style in watercolour, her pieces in RSG are these boldly-colored still-lifes, Winter Arrangement with Citrus and Winter Ingredients with Pear and Garlic.
We are delighted to say that all of these artists have other works available from Rental Sales Gallery. Drop in or visit the website to find out more and see these and other beautiful, local artworks, all available to buy or rent.