New Landscapes, a solo exhibition of paintings by Lake Oswego, Oregon artist Randall David Tipton will be featured at Coos Art Museum. The exhibition, which will be held in the Museum’s Mabel Hansen Gallery, runs from July 9 through October 1, 2016.
Tipton is known for his landscape paintings which are abstract, intuitive and uniquely colorful. In a recent interview he spoke about the quality of authenticity in his paintings. “This is that non-verbal thing I mentioned. It's a feeling of discovery and "homecoming" at the same time. I know I was meant to be a landscape painter because of the way I respond emotionally to the landscape. This is beyond a love of nature. It has a quality of "rightness" and deep engagement. When the painting process is successful, there is something similar that happens. Almost like finding a new view of myself. Does that make sense? By not stopping too soon, pursuing this feeling, trying all manner of techniques, something original occurs.”
Tipton, a largely self-taught artist, received formal training at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, California and through a special Master Class with Richard Diebenkorn at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been featured in frequent solo exhibitions at the White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon and has shown in Expressions Westexhibitions at Coos Art Museum and in 2005 received a purchase award.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes, and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday.
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