Ahh... words of Praise

"I fell in love R. Atencio's art the moment I saw it.. the sort of abstract but yet realistic views of the world."

V. Blitsch, Colorado


"I have purchased quite a few art pieces from R. Atencio, in the past few years. The originality, uniqueness, eye for detail and creativeness... I always look forward to new works."

K. Segale, Oregon


"The colours are beautiful and I just want to reach out and touch them."

Jackie B., Greece


Art is my passion. It called to me for years before I "bit the bullet" and returned to university for a degree in Fine Art. Under very adverse circumstances, I managed to graduate "Magna cum Laude." What a thrill - and a real highlight in my life!

Nature and travel are my areas of interest. I'm in awe of shapes, textures, and the play of light and shadows.

The first question I ask myself in my art is, How do I express what Im seeing? Then, I ask, How do I re-create the wonder that Im feeling for the viewer?

My most recent two series are about textures and dimensions in nature (Gaia's Children) and birds "Waders, Walkers and Wondrous.") In order to get closer to the sense of these marvelous subjects, I build a substructure, sculpt and paint each piece.


Combining recycle materials (when sculpting) with the very best archival materials, my goal is to create beauty that leaves the viewer/buyer delighted with the outcome. To do that,I take a small part of the grandeur of nature and say, "Here it is. Here is the wonderment of what is around us. Breathe it in and, in that manner, know that all is well."


2018: National Juried Show, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR
2017: Solo Show "Greek Isles," Malerische Galerie, Springfield, OR
          Natl. Juried Show, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR
         Juried Show Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR
2016: Solo Exhibit, "Access: Greek Isles" Cafe Soriah, Eugene, OR
        Solo Exhibit, Sprout, Springfield, OR
2015: Juried Show, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR
2014: Juried Show, The Art Center, Corvallis, OR
          Peace Exhibit: ESAP, Eugene
2013: Juried Show, Gallery 114, Portland, OR
          Solo Exhibit: Springfield City Hall
2012: "Progressions" Lake Oswego, OR
          Solo Exhibit:"Progressions." Full City Cafe
          Solo Exhibit: "Progressions," Village Health

2011-2006: Solo Show, UVAA, Roseburg; Purely Pastel Group, Jaqua Gallery;
Festival of the Arts, Lakewood Art Center, Lake Oswego; Art for All Seasons, Maude Kerns Art Center; Miniature Show, DIVA Gallery; Juried Show, Lane CC Gallery.

Member: Pacific Northwest Sculptors

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