Rick 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.

Over the next 30 years Rick’s work has been shown in Anchorage at various galleries. For 15 years, he was commissioned by GCI, a communications company, to design their annual free calendars and Christmas cards with his art images. 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 park). 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."

45 Pieces Available

Image Title Media Dimensions Price
After the Feast Unframed Print (26/500) 15.5 x 21 $80
Ahead of the Competition Unframed Print (6/500) 16 x 20 $80
Along Hallo Bay Oil on Canvas 16 x 20 $950
Aurora Oil on Canvas 25.5 x 21.5 $900
Beach at Dusk Oil on Canvas 32 x 25.5 $1,200
Beach Driftwood Oil on Canvas 18 x 24 $950
Bruin Oil on Canvas 20 x 16 $950
Catch of the Day Unframed Print (54/650) 18 x 18 $80
Chasing the Dream Unframed Print (33/500) 22 x 14.25 $80
Close to Me Oil on Wood Cutout 39 x 13 $600
Coming Home Unframed Print (50/500) 20 x 15 $75
Deep Forest Oil on Canvas 14 x 13.5 $400
Denali Wolf Unframed Print (97/1000) 18 x 24 $80
Diego Oil on Wood Cutout 48 x 36 $1,800
Dominant Presence Unframed Print (434/1200) 20 x 27 $90
Encounter (Moose) Giclee Print on Canvas 18 x 24 $350
Fresh Catch Unframed Print (333/1000) 11 x 17 $75
Fresh Harvest Oil on Canvas 38 x 25.5 $1,660
Harvest Oil on Canvas 13 x 38 $1,000
Inuit Whalers Unframed Print (123/225) 14.5 x 18 $80
Inverted Oil on Canvas 25 x 29.5 $930
Keeping the Intruder at Bay Unframed Print (17/1000) 12 x 17 $75
Keeping the Intruder at Bay Unframed Print 12 x 17 SOLD
Keeping the Intruder at Bay Unframed Print 12 x 17 SOLD
Majestic Giclee Print on Canvas 25 x 20 $350
Marilyn Oil on Wood Cutout 48 x 36 $2,000
Matanuska Glacier, Alaska Unframed Print (53/1200) 16 x 21.5 $40
New Moon Tide Oil on Canvas 26 x 21.5 SOLD
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan Oil on Canvas 32 x 24 $1,800
Northern Lights Giclee Print on Canvas 25 x 17.5 $350
Ode to Gaugin Oil on Canvas 38 x 26 $1,200
Off the Ramp Oil on Canvas 17 x 32 $1,200
Oregon Winery Unframed Print 11 x 14 $30
Out of the Storm Unframed Print (61/500) 20 x 16 $75
Pacific City Oil on Canvas 19.5 x 25.5 $930
Perseverance - Denali Spirit Unframed Print 16 x 20 $80
Raven Unframed Print 13 x 16 $75
River to the Coast Oil on Canvas 37.5 x 25.5 $1,200
Rough Trail Unframed Print (6/500) 20 x 15 $75
Running Wild Watercolor 23.5 x 31 $630
Rusty, Prince of Thieves Unframed Print (191/500) 16 x 12 $75
Silence Giclee Unframed Print (5/75) 24 x 19 $250
Summer Feast Watercolor 35.5 x 27.5 $2,000
Sunrise / New Day Oil on Canvas 36 x 24 $1,500
The Brawl Unframed Print (375/1000) 19 x 14 $75
Tidal Flats Oil on Canvas 41 x 27 $1,200
Utstein Kloster Giclee Unframed Print (5/75) 22.5 x 18 $250
West Coast Giclee Print on Canvas 24 x 19 $350
Wine Country Giclee Print on Canvas 20 x 30 SOLD