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. His painterly skill is truly a wonder to behold. His whimsy gives the work humor, but his sense of beauty takes the viewer into a whole new dimension. In addition to paintings, this exhibition will also include dimensional platters. Watercolor, spackling paste, epoxy, and wire are among the many materials he uses to create his paintings and dimensional objects.
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.