René Rickabaugh paints with a virtuoso's skill and imagination. His astoundingly intricate paintings become objects of wonder, tempting the viewer into a place of delicate beauty, lush color, and almost scientific precision. The amazing detail Rickabaugh brings to the intimately scaled flower images that feature in his latest work, opens up a fantastic world of elegance and
wonder. The majority of the work in this exhibition expands on his technique of layering epoxy and watercolor to achieve luminous, seemingly dimensional flora. The color palette and intricate use of pattern in these flowers are often suggestive of Indian and far eastern painting traditions
René Rickabaugh has exhibited his work since 1972 in numerous shows, including exhibitions in Portland, Seattle and New York. He received his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he also taught from 1984 to 1987. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, the University of Oregon Art Museum in Eugene, and the Allan Stone Gallery in New York. His work is in many private and public collections.