The Back Story

Santa Rita Morning, 1995, Acrylic on canvas, Original SOLD, Giclée prints available
Santa Rita Morning, 1995
54" x 30", acrylic on canvas
Original SOLD
 
Giclée Prints Available Through
Tubac Art & Gifts

Crucifixion, 8/2013 Close-up

Unfinished Painting

Crucifixion Close-Up, 2013 Unfinished
1968 - 2018 ... 50 Years of Making Art

I attended the Cornish School of Fine Arts in Seattle, WA, which unzipped the outer shell of my family’s traditions and expectations.  I painted in the Northwest for 8 years, then moved to the Southeast and painted another 12 years.  Then, while visiting the Sonoran Desert, I heard the desert call me.  I’ve been painting in the Southwest now for almost 30 years.  NORTHWEST BY SOUTHEAST BY SOUTHWEST.  Three sensibilities, three different lights, three different environments; all synthesized into what I create today. 

 

The Northwest became the foundation for my journey as an artist.  I painted in a variety of places from a house on Capitol Hill in Seattle close to where I went to art school at Cornish School of Fine Arts, to a storefront close to downtown Seattle, to an old farmhouse in Skagit Valley without heat or many windows, to a waterfront studio/gallery where I lived in La Conner.  Each environment added to my work, ever expanding what I brought to each canvas.  But my palate was limited, mostly blacks, grays, off-whites, and earth reds.  When I moved to the Southeast, I began to explore with color, expanding the palate I was using, and I began exploring my own inner space, seeking, always seeking to discover a vision. The Southwest, in particular the Sonoran Desert, has been a powerful muse for me, influencing my art through osmosis, flowing through me, offering its essence which becomes my vision, and helping me celebrate color in my work. 

 

For me, the adventure of art is discovering a way to bring a new and different eye to an everyday subject, to re-create nature not just copying or imitating what is seen, but by making visible what is not yet seen, discovering the unknown waiting below the surface where the paint talks to me and hopefully to you.

VSR in studio

The Wabi Sabi Wall

VSR in Studio, 2017
Examples of How VSR's Palate Has Changed
NORTHWEST
Dragon Swan, 1974, 19" x 22", acrylic on canvas, Original and Giclée prints available

Dragon Swan, 1974

19" x 22", beautifully matted and framed watercolor on paper

 

ORIGINAL Painting Available

Giclée Prints Available

BY SOUTHEAST
White Wolf, 1983

White Wolf, 1983

48" x 60", acrylic on canvas

 

ORIGINAL Painting Available

Giclée Prints Available

Shaman's Drum, 1987

36" x 36", acrylic on canvas

 

ORIGINAL Painting SOLD

Giclée Prints Available

Shaman's Drum, 1987
BY SOUTHWEST
Rattle Dancer, 1980, 38" x 49", acrylic on board. Original framed, under glass.  Original and Giclée prints available

Rattle Dancer, 1990

38" x 49", acrylic on board

 

ORIGINAL Painting Available

Giclée Prints Available

Sedona Vortex, 1994
60" x 48", acrylic on canvas
 
ORIGINAL Painting Unavailable
Giclée Prints Available
Sedona Vortex, 1994
Our Lady of the Sonoran, 1998

Our Lady of the Sonoran, 1998

48" x 60", acrylic on canvas

 

ORIGINAL Painting Available

Giclée Prints Available

Sonoran Light One, 2003

80" x 36", acrylic on board

 

ORIGINAL Painting Available

Giclée Prints Available

Sonoran Light One, 2003
Dragon View, 2007
Dragon View, 2007
25" x 21", acrylic on canvas, framed
 
ORIGINAL Painting Available
Giclée Prints Available
The Worship Cross, 2014 Unfinished
Wabi Sabi Piece, Mixed Media
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The Worship Cross, 2014 Unfinished, Wabi Sabi piece

The Purpose For This Website

This is an ever evolving website, a work in progress.  The Gallery page shows all of Victor's images that are available; some are originals.   ALL of the images are available as signed, limited edition Giclée prints.  In the Home Gallery you will find what we currently have in stock including original paintings and drawings, Giclée Prints, and Photo Prints.  There is a shopping cart attached to this section of the website.  If you find an image of an original painting that you want to purchase as a Giclée that is not available in our Home Gallery, please contact us.  They are all available as prints of varying sizes depending on the size of the original painting.  We will help you determine the print size that will fit your needs.  VSR's original paintings  begin at  $3000 and his giclée prints range from $150 to $2,500

 

The Tubac Art & Gifts page contains images that are sold exclusively through this gallery which is located in Tubac, Arizona and represents VSR's art.  The webpage Painted Furniture and Wabi Sabi Art has examples of painted furniture art that Victor has done, and examples of his Wabi Sabi art.  Pieces similar to these may be commissioned.  The Studio shows pieces he is currently working on.  Check this page often as it will change.  There may be times when there will be a short video of Victor explaining a new piece or just a series of photos of works in process.  Current Exhibits  will give the shows and galleries where Victor's art can be seen including links, dates, etc.  This is also a page that will change frequently.  The section of the website entitled Writings About Art has Victor's writings about Why Buy Art, What is Wabi Sabi Art, and What is a Giclée Print.  The last 2 pages of the website are Resume, Etc. and Contact.  The Resume, Etc. page contains the most recent version of his art resumé.  There is a link at the bottom for you to download it.  There are also links to various articles that have been written about Victor and his art.   The Contact page is just that, a way for you to contact us with questions, comments, applause, etc.  We have included an email contact, and our phone number and mailing address.  If you have problems with the website itself, please click on the Webmaster link at the bottom of any page and tell us about the challenge(s) you're encountering. 

     

Many of the images on this website are not high resolution as they have been taken in VSR's studio under less than optimal lighting conditions for archival quality photography.  Once Victor considers a piece finished, an archival digital capture is taken by a professional archivist in order to produce limited edition Giclée Prints. 

 

On this website, if a piece is offered as a giclée, then it has been archived and the image of it is of archival quality.  Over the 50 years that Victor has painted, not all of his images have been archived nor have accurate records always been kept.  With that said, included in this website are the images that have been archived and for which we do have records.  Sadly, hundreds of others have been lost to time.

This is a website that will change often and it is our hope that you will come back frequently to see what Victor is working on and where you may see his art in person. 

 

If you have any questions about what you see on this site, please contact us.  Thank you for visiting VSR's website.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!

 

Blessings,                  

Victor and Sue

New Day, 1994

48" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas

 

ORIGINAL SOLD

Giclée Prints Available

New Day, 1994
Young Heminway, 2003
Young Hemingway, 2003
18" x 24", Drawing on Paper
 
ORIGINAL SOLD
Giclée Prints Available