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Michael Gibbons

"My Oregon" Series

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Several years ago Senator Mark Hatfield suggested to Michael that he travel our beautiful state with a motor home; spending time in a multitude of distinctive locations to ply his painter’s eye and hands. As we all know there are a number of well known and recognizable places in Oregon. There are also quite a number of extraordinary areas on the “roads less traveled”, all waiting for Michael to celebrate them with palette and brush.

A 6th generation Oregonian, Michael has found that his sense of the history and moods of his native land inform his paintings on a deeper level. Two old souls, if you will, in a silent conversation with each other. To share this passion for place with a wider audience, inspiring them to develop an even greater appreciation for their environs intrigued Michael.

After much thought Michael and his wife Judy purchased “Big Red”, a 26 ˝ ft. Lazy Daze motor home. We immediately had Michael’s Jeep Cherokee fitted with a tow bar and re-wired for driving lights. The Jeep has been modified inside to hold all of his outdoor painting gear and up to 50 wet panels and canvasses.

On July 4, 2007 we ventured up the coast near Pacific City to the Whalen Island Wildlife Refuge, now a memorial to our friend, the late Clay Myers. In October we traveled to a location twenty miles south of Bend on the Little Deschutes River for three days of painting. After one more trip, this one to Arizona in November for painting in Sedona and Tumacacori, “Big Red” was put in storage for the winter.

Soon “Big Red” will emerge from brief hibernation to be readied for trips beginning in March which will, for the most part, be to locations on the coast to respond with brush and palette to headlands and estuaries. These paintings are to be the first in a series celebrating our beautiful State of Oregon.

The paintings shown here are small field pieces done on the two aforementioned Oregon trips. They are a sample of beautiful works of art yet not made. Larger paintings are to come from this onsite work.

For those of you who love this state as much as we do this is a venture to watch and to participate in. You may own the paintings; be their first caretakers. It is, however, our hope that one day this work will come together, at least briefly, to be exhibited together.


"IN BETWEEN SHOWERS"
20" x 24"
oil

"QUIET REFUGE"
15" x 18"
oil

"COW PARSLEY AND LUPINE"
12" x 12"
oil
SOLD

"VIEW OVER TAYLOR DUNES"
9" x 12"
oil

"SURF AT ROCK CREEK"
12" x 10"
Oil

"GARDEN VIEW"
12" x 10"
Oil

BARN NEXT TO VINEYARD
10" x 12"
Oil

DIKE ACCESS
9" X 12"
Oil

GAZING GLOBE IN OUR GARDEN
12" X 12"
Oil

GREENBANK CHEESE BARN
15" X 18"
Oil

The New and The Old
15" X 18"
Oil

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