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Richard T. Schanche

Featured Artist: November 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022
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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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

$250 + Free Shipping
Peaceful Retreat

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Peaceful Retreat

Oil - 24 x 18

$1,090 + Free Shipping
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
Polar Bear Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I wanted to have some environmental force and I wanted to capture the wind and the cold upon the majesty of a polar bear. The polar bear has struggled to survive, the harsh environment and the effects of climate change.

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Polar Bear

Unframed Giclee Print - Oil (7/75) - 20 x 16

$275 + Free Shipping
Pristine

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Pristine

Oil - 12 x 9

$250 + Free Shipping
Raven Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: Ravens have always fascinated me as being very intelligent birds, and I wanted to capture their keen sense of observation.

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Raven

Unframed Print - Oil (138 / 750) - 13 x 16

$60 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
Red Denali Fox

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Red Denali Fox

Oil - 16 x 20

$990 + Free Shipping
Ritual 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 Blackfoot tribe of central Northern America / Canada.

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Ritual

Unframed Print - Watercolor (93/1000) - 24 x 18

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

$60 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
Road to Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen

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Road to Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen

Oil - 22 x 30

$1,900 + Free Shipping
Rough Trail Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: The Iditarod captures many moments of dog-mushing, often there are rough spots on the trail that the mushers either avoid, or learn to accommodate.

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Rough Trail

Unframed Print - Oil (7/500) - 20 x 15

$60 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
Rusty, Prince of Thieves 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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Rusty, Prince of Thieves

Unframed Print - Watercolor (228/500) - 16 x 12

$60 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
Scorn

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Scorn

Oil - 24 x 20

$1,330 + Free Shipping
Secret Solitude Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: This is a stretch of river that's a cross between the Willamette in Oregon and the Kenai in Alaska, both rivers that I've spent a lot of time on.

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Secret Solitude

Oil - 25.5 x 37.5

This piece is currently being displayed at the Indy Commons in Independence, OR.

$1,200 + Free Shipping
Silence Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I just wanted to capture the winter in Alaska, which is unique in that it is very quiet and peaceful during the winter, and I was trying to capture that solitude and silence.

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Silence

Unframed Giclee Print - Oil (4/75) - 24 x 19

$250 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
Silver Echo Canyon Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: It is a campsite by the waterfall at Silver Echo Canyon.

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Silver Echo Canyon

Acrylic - 17.5 x 17.5

$880 + Free Shipping
Skatepark Yes! Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: A poster that I did to help raise money for the equipment for a skateboard park in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Skatepark Yes!

Unframed Print Poster - Oil - 34 x 22

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

$35 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
Sooner or Later

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Sooner or Later

Oil ? - 20 x 16

$800 + Free Shipping
Sorrow

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Sorrow

Oil - 20 x 16

$875 + Free Shipping
Summer Wave Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I wanted to capture a specific wave, which was inspired by Gustave Courbet. One captured in Summer, one in Winter.

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Summer Wave

Oil - 20 x 24

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

$1,030 + Free Shipping
Sunrise / New Day Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I wanted to capture the sunrise with more feeling, so I placed the nude so that she's observing the sunrise and it gave me a chance to capture the light upon her.

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Sunrise / New Day

Oil - 35.5 x 23.25

$1,500 + Free Shipping
The Brawl 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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The Brawl

Unframed Print - Watercolor (60/1000) - 19 x 14

$60 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
The Champ Riding the Rail

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The Champ Riding the Rail

Oil - 28 x 22

$900 + Free Shipping
The Sky is Crying

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The Sky is Crying

Oil - 12 x 12

$330 + Free Shipping