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 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."

49 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 23.5 x 19.5 $900
Beach at Dusk Oil on Canvas 29.5 x 23.5 $1,200
Beach Blonde Oil on Canvas 22 x 18 $675
Beach Driftwood Oil on Canvas 18 x 24 $600
Catch of the Day Unframed Print (54/650) 18 x 18 $80
Chasing the Dream Unframed Print (33/500) 22 x 14.25 $80
Coming Home Unframed Print (50/500) 20 x 15 $75
Cook Inlet Coastline Unframed Print (4/500) 20 x 16 $85
Denali Wolf Unframed Print (97/1000) 18 x 24 $80
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
Haceta Head Oil on Canvas 25 x 19 $900
Harvest Oil on Canvas 11.5 x 36 $800
Hillside Way Oil on Canvas 22 x 18 $675
Inuit Whalers Unframed Print (123/225) 14.5 x 18 $80
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
Kwakiutl - Spirit Dancer Unframed Print (61/1000) 24 x 18 $85
Matanuska Glacier, Alaska Unframed Print (53/1200) 16 x 21.5 $40
Mystery Mountain Oil on Canvas 28 x 22 $700
New Moon Tide Oil on Canvas 26 x 21.5 SOLD
Northern Lights Giclee Print on Canvas 24 x 18 $350
Northern Lights Giclee Unframed Print (7/75) 24 x 18 $250
Oregon Beach Oil on Canvas 21 x 17 $600
Oregon Sunset Oil on Canvas 21.5 x 21.5 $600
Oregon Winery Giclee Print on Canvas 20 x 30 SOLD
Oregon Winery Unframed Print 11 x 14 SOLD
Oregon Winery Unframed Print 11 x 14 $30
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 17.5 x 23.5 $930
Peaceful Retreat Giclee Unframed Print (2/75) 24 x 18 $250
Perseverance - Denali Spirit Unframed Print 16 x 20 $80
Raven Unframed Print 13 x 16 $75
Ritual Unframed Print (93/1000) 24 x 18 $85
Rough Trail Unframed Print (6/500) 20 x 15 $75
Rusty, Prince of Thieves Unframed Print (191/500) 16 x 12 $75
Secret Solitude Unframed Print 13 x 20.5 $75
Secret Solitude Oil on Canvas 25.5 x 37.5 $1,200
Silence Giclee Unframed Print (5/75) 24 x 19 $250
Sorrow Oil on Canvas 37.5 x 25 $1,200
Sunrise / New Day Oil on Canvas 35.5 x 23.25 $1,500
The Brawl Unframed Print (375/1000) 19 x 14 $75
The Brawl Unframed Print (361/1000) 19 x 14 $75
Tlingit Shaman Unframed Print (33/1000) 24 x 18 $85
Utstein Kloster Giclee Unframed Print (5/75) 22.5 x 18 $250
Watching Oil on Canvas 25.5 x 19.5 $600
Water Lilies with Koi Oil on Canvas 21 x 21 $600
West Coast Giclee Print on Canvas 24 x 19 $350