Richard T. Schanche

Richard Tore Schanche was born and raised in Minneapolis. Art was always a key facet of Rick's life facilitating a fine arts scholarship for him to study art at the University of Oregon. Upon graduation, he worked as an art consultant while continuing to study at the University of Minnesota. In 1985, Rick moved to Anchorage, Alaska; forever influencing his artistic subject matter.

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Richard Tore Schanche was born and raised in Minneapolis. Art was always a key facet of Rick's life facilitating a fine arts scholarship for him to study art at the University of Oregon. Upon graduation, he worked as an art consultant while continuing to study at the University of Minnesota. In 1985, Rick moved to Anchorage, Alaska; forever influencing his artistic subject matter.

Over the next 30 years Rick's work has been shown in Anchorage at various galleries. Rick has had numerous gallery shows around Alaska; Gig Harbor and Chelan, Washington; Eugene, Oregon and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

After two trips to the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and a trip to Hallo Bay with the BBC, Rick particularly enjoyed painting bears, Alaskan wildlife and landscapes. He has also done series of paintings of Native Americans, his children, the homeless and Shamans.

Rick recently moved from Anchorage and now lives and paints in McMinnville, Oregon.

"I start my work with a detailed realistic drawing (which I struggle with, drawing to me is the hardest part). I want the initial image precise for a firm starting point, so the sketch becomes an exercise in detail and concentration. Then I let go and let the paint flow. This is the fun part, the time of joy and meditation. Finishing the painting can also be a difficult time for me. I have to tighten up the brush strokes and put everything back in order. I feel that painting is like life. The beginning and end is the hardest part. The parts in between are fun and exciting."

36 Pieces Available

After the Feast

Unframed Print - Watercolor (26/500)
15.5 x 21
$60
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Arctic Majesty

Unframed Print - Watercolor (85/1000)
24 x 24
$60
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Autumn Revelry

Unframed Print - Oil (85/500)
20 x 15
$60
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Beach at Dusk

Oil
29.5 x 23.5
$1,200
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Beach Blonde

Oil
22 x 18
$675
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Beyond the Sand Dunes

Oil
20 x 20
$690
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Bjornson Vineyard

Giclee Print - Oil
20 x 16
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Bjornson Vineyard

Giclee Print - Oil
20 x 16
$275
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Bjornson Vineyard

Giclee Print - Oil
20 x 16
$275
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Catch of the Day

Unframed Print (54/650)
18 x 18
$60
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Coastal Storm

Oil
16 x 20
$600
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Coming Home

Unframed Print - Watercolor (75/250)
20 x 15
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Discovery

Oil
20 x 16
$900
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Dominant Presence

Unframed Print - Watercolor (434/1200)
20 x 27
$60
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Fresh Catch

Unframed Print - Watercolor (333/1000)
11 x 17
$60
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Fresh Catch

Unframed Print - Watercolor (175/1000)
11 x 17
$60
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Fresh Harvest

Oil
38 x 25.5
$1,660
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This piece is currently being displayed at the Yamhill Valley Vineyards tasting room in McMinnville, OR.

Grapes 3

Oil
14 x 14
$300
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Grapes 4

Oil
14 x 14
$300
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Greeting Cards

Greeting cards
5.25 x 7.25
$4
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Keeping the Intruder at Bay

Unframed Print - Watercolor (158/1000)
12 x 17
$60
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Neskowin

Oil
24 x 30
$1,200
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Northern Lights

Unframed Giclee Print - Oil (7/75)
24 x 18
$250
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Oregon Winery

Unframed Print - Oil
11 x 14
$30
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Oregon Winery

Unframed Print - Oil
11 x 14
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Oregon Winery

Giclee Print -Oil (1/75)
20 x 30
$350
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This piece is currently being displayed at the Yamhill Valley Vineyards tasting room in McMinnville, OR.

Pacific City

Oil on Wrapped Canvas
17.5 x 23.5
SOLD

Past Pacific City

Oil
24 x 18
$690
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Peaceful Retreat

Unframed Giclee Print (2/75)
24 x 18
$250
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Perseverance - Denali Spirit

Unframed Print (3/500)
16 x 20
$60
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Polar Bear

Unframed Giclee Print - Watercolor (7/75)
20 x 16
$275
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Raven

Unframed Print - Watercolor (138 / 750)
13 x 16
$60
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River to the Coast

Oil
36 x 24
$1,600
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Rough Trail

Unframed Print - Watercolor (7/500)
20 x 15
$60
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Rusty, Prince of Thieves

Unframed Print - Watercolor (228/500)
16 x 12
$60
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Secret Solitude

Oil
25.5 x 37.5
$1,200
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This piece is currently being displayed at the Bjornson Vineyard tasting room in the Eola-Amity Hills.

Summer Wave

Oil
20 x 24
$1,030
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Sunset on Mt. Hood

Oil on Wrapped Canvas
24 x 30
SOLD

The Brawl

Unframed Print - Watercolor (375/1000)
19 x 14
$60
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West Coast

Oil
30 x 24
$1,500
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Winter Wave

Oil
24 x 24
$1,930
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