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"New Works by Painter Ann Ruttan"
2005-09-05 until 2005-09-30
Lawrence Gallery Portland
USA United States of America
2005 has been a landmark year for Lawrence Gallery as it celebrates many of its finest artists; from figures by Pablo Picasso to landscapes by Charles Palmer. In September, Lawrence Gallery Portland will once again awe and inspire audiences by dedicating its main gallery to oil paintings by Portlandís own Ann Ruttan. Ruttan has been one of Oregonís premier artists for over two decades, and has been represented by Lawrence Gallery since 1985. Her works are included in major Northwest collections such as Nordstrom, Key Bank, University Club, NW Natural Gas, Emanuel Hospital, and US Bank.
Patronís of Ruttanís work will be dazzled by her new collection as they are revealed in the main gallery on 1st Thursday, September 1st. Those seeking Ruttanís work for the first time, should look forward to large scale canvases which mirror the brilliance of the Oregon landscape. Ruttan is know for her portrayal of alluring orange sunsets and captivating fields of wild flowers.
About her own work, Ruttan says ďit is my hope that the viewer gets the Ďfeelingí of a place that reflects what Iíve said. In my new work for this show, Iím concentrating on totalistic qualities, trying to simplify and dramatize what Iíve seen.Ē
Inspired by impressionists such as Jackson Pollack and Mark Rothko, Ruttan has once again produced a brilliant show of new works which are sure to impress even the most difficult critic.
Cottonwoods Near the Mandan Village
H 36in x W 72in