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Reif Erickson

Reif Erickson is a regional artist with works in public, corporate, and private collections throughout the Pacific Coast. Reif (pronounced ray-f) has been pursuing his art career for the last 28 years and contributes much of his success to his continuing practice of painting “on location.” Through careful observation and technical expertise, Reif achieves masterful landscapes of the West.

A native of Eastern Washington, Reif returned to university studies at the age of 26 and graduated with honors from Gonzaga University in 1981. Shortly thereafter, the Russian-born colorist Sergei Bongart influenced Reif to paint outdoors.

Reif Erickson has received many awards and honors. Some of these are 2001 Best Quick Draw, La Quinta Desert Plein Air competition; Best of Show, Yosemite Renaissance XVI traveling exhibition; 91st Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition. He was honored by the Pastel Society of the West Coast as a Distinguished Pastellist. He is a member of the California Art Club, a charter member of the Sierra Pastel Society, and past president of the Pastel Society of the West.

Reif Erickson’s says, “I touch the Earth with my heart and paint the Spirit of the Land. My paintings are more than pigment and paper. They are light, and heart, and I paint the heart of the land. Join me in my earthscapes and go beyond what is seen. Distill the essence of sound, sand, wind, and sun. Make the journey with me and touch the Earth again.”

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"Secret Sanctuary" - $700.
12.25 x 9.25" Pastel
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"Indian Summer" - $900. - SOLD!
11.25" x 15.25" Pastel
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"Mission Blooming" - $1,200.
19.25" x 12.24" Pastel

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