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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.

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."(Also Rick Schanche)


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Hillside Way Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: This is a painting I did on my porch looking up our driveway when we used to live in Alaska. I've got a personal attachment to it because I lived in this house in Anchorage for over 25 years, and have seen everything from moose to bear wandering down this driveway.

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Hillside Way

Oil - 22 x 18

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

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I Shall Take My Rightful Course -The Sea Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: The coast is often inviting and I imagine myself either swimming or sailing as I'm visually drawn out to sea.
Inuit Feather Dancer Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: From one of my trips to Barrow, Alaska.

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Inuit Feather Dancer

Unframed Print - Oil (2/500) - 23 x 15

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Inuit Whalers Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: During a trip to Barrow, Alaska, I was able to talk to several of the whalers there. The Inuits are one of the very few tribes that are allowed to go whale-hunting, once a year.

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Inuit Whalers

Unframed Print - Watercolor (123/225) - 14.5 x 18

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Inverted Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: My son got into skateboarding and I would watch him and his buddies at the skateboard park. This is one of my son's friends.

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Inverted

Oil - 24 x 28.5

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

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It's a Keeper Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: After two visits to the McNeil River Grizzly Bear Sanctuary in Alaska, which has the largest number of grizzly bears that come to feed on salmon. Doing a lot of photography and sketching while I was there, I started doing a series of bear paintings.

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It's a Keeper

Watercolor - 30 x 22.25

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Justin Herbert - Rose Bowl Champion Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: My alma mater is University of Oregon, and here is quarterback Justin Herbert in the 2020 Rose Bowl Championship game. Justin is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Oregon Ducks, where he was named MVP of the 2020 Rose Bowl, and was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers sixth overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Justin Herbert - Rose Bowl Champion

Acrylic - 20 x 16

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

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Kayaking the Sound Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: A kayaker in the Puget Sound in Washington.

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Kayaking the Sound

Oil - 24 x 36

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Keeping the Intruder at Bay Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: After two visits to the McNeil River Grizzly Bear Sanctuary in Alaska, which has the largest number of grizzly bears that come to feed on salmon. Doing a lot of photography and sketching while I was there, I started doing a series of bear paintings.

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Keeping the Intruder at Bay

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

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Kwakiutl - Spirit Dancer Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: Each native tribe has their own unique dancing for the celebrations, and I did a series to illustrate the uniqueness of each tribe's ritual or dance. This is the Kwakiutl tribe of southeast Alaska. They also have very unique costumes and masks to represent their clan.

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Kwakiutl - Spirit Dancer

Unframed Print - Watercolor (61/1000) - 24 x 18

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

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Mariota, Heisman Run Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: Marcus Mariota is an American football quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans second overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at University of Oregon (the artist's alma mater), where he was the starting quarterback from 2012 to 2014. As a Junior in 2014, Mariota became the first University of Oregon player, as well as the first Hawaii-born athlete, to win the Heisman Trophy.

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Mariota, Heisman Run

Acrylic - 20 x 16

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$900 + Free Shipping
Matanuska Glacier, Alaska Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I have walked on this glacier with a guide, outside of Sutton, Alaska. That glacier now has receded so far that it has not nearly the same as when I painted it.

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Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

Unframed Print - Watercolor (Artist Proof) - 16 x 21.5

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Neskowin Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: Two different views of Proposal Rock at Neskowin, Oregon. I wanted to capture the exact location on the coast, and capture the uniqueness of Neskowin.

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Neskowin

Oil - 24 x 30

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$1,200 + Free Shipping
Northern Lights Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: Trying to capture the Northern Lights is often difficult because they're so beautiful in person, so I tried to be as loose as the lights, which magically appear in the northern sky.

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Northern Lights

Unframed Giclee Print - Oil (7/75) - 24 x 18

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Ode to Gaugin Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I was studying Paul Gaugin and really enjoyed his Tahiti paintings and wanted to do a tribute to his subject matters.

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Ode to Gaugin

Oil - 25.5 x 23.5

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Ode to Romeo, the Black Wolf Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: In Juneau, Alaska, there was a black wolf that came to the park, it was wild, but it was always friendly and played with dogs. People loved it, named it Romeo, and unfortunately one day it was found killed. This is an ode to Romeo.

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Ode to Romeo, the Black Wolf

Oil on Masonite - 22.5 x 16.5

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Off the Ramp Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I used to watch my son and his friends at the skateboard park. I like to capture the different motions.

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Off the Ramp

Oil - 16 x 31

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$900 + Free Shipping
Oregon Winery Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I wanted to capture the Oregon vineyards with the rolling hills in the background, based on several vineyards that surround McMinnville, OR.
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Oregon Winery by Richard T. Schanche

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Oregon Winery

Unframed Print - Oil - 11 x 14

Oregon Winery

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Oregon Winery

Giclee Print on Canvas - 20 x 30

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Oregon Winery Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I wanted to capture the Oregon vineyards with the rolling hills in the background, based on several vineyards that surround McMinnville, OR.

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Oregon Winery

Unframed Print - Oil - 11 x 14

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Out of the Storm Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I did a series of Iditarod and dog-mushing themes because they are both huge in Alaska. This one I wanted to capture the harsh conditions in Alaska, and also how the dogs remain determined and vigilant in their quest.

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Out of the Storm

Unframed Print - Oil (2/500) - 20 x 16

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Past Pacific City Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: A stretch of the west coast that I wanted to make that could be anywhere, so that the viewer can feel like they've been here overlooking this beach. This reminds me of many beaches, even those that I've visited in the Caribbean.

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Past Pacific City

Oil - 24 x 18

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$600 + Free Shipping
Peaceful Retreat Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: Oregon has many moods that the rivers and hills reflect.

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Peaceful Retreat

Unframed Giclee Print - Watercolor (2/75) - 24 x 18

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Perseverance - Denali Spirit Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: This was a particular fox I followed in Denali Park in Alaska. I felt it was trying to lead me away from its lair, but the beautiful orange fur was captivating.

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Perseverance - Denali Spirit

Unframed Print - Oil (3/500) - 16 x 20

$60 + Flat Rate Shipping $15