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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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Tlingit Shaman Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I did a series of native dancers, trying to capture their traditional, ceremonial garments, and the Tlingits were in southeast Alaska when I painted this.

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Tlingit Shaman

Unframed Print - Watercolor (33/1000) - 24 x 18

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Turbulence Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: Part of my new series of seascapes.

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Turbulence

Acrylic - 14 x 11

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Watching Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: I've always been fascinated by ravens and did a series of paintings, this is one in particular. They have an interesting relationship with wolves: The ravens find vulnerable prey, alert the wolf pack and guide the wolves to the prey. When the wolves take it down, they invite the ravens to eat with them.

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Watching

Oil - 25.5 x 19.5

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

$600 + Free Shipping
Water Lilies with Koi Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: These were koi in a water-lily pond at a local nursery in McMinnville, OR.

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Water Lilies with Koi

Oil - 21 x 21

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

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West Coast Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: A view looking north on the west coast, on your way to Cannon Beach, Oregon.

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West Coast

Oil - 30 x 24

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Willamette Valley Fine Art by artist Richard T. Schanche - Description: This piece is the artist's interpretation of a variety of vineyards around the Willamette Valley where the artist has painted, including at Yamhill Valley Vineyards in McMinnville.

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Willamette Valley

Oil - 20 x 38

This piece is currently being displayed at the Bjornson Vineyard tasting room in the Eola-Amity Hills.

$900 + Free Shipping
Winter 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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Winter Wave

Oil - 24 x 24

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

$1,930 + Free Shipping