Russell Copenharve
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Studio Member since 2012

b.1951

Russell Copenharve is a prolific painter who frequently makes small series of themed paintings before embarking on a new theme. Though themes may vary, the design principle of movement shines throughout. Motion is portrayed in his landscape paintings through the element of water. In his abstract works, lines and shapes create directional forces that precipitate movement.

“The water moves and the water is going back and forth, splashing. The sky is dark. Different colors. I like it. I show people the waterfall.”

Copenharve’s saturated color palettes create tension through the juxtaposition of disparate hues that vibrate in tandem. These values permeate his work in unexpected ways, portraying nuances of shifting light.

“It makes me feel good inside because I like to draw. I like to draw different things—every month something different. It keeps me busy. It makes me happy.”

A longstanding member of our North Shore studio, Copenharve has a deep body of work which he continues to develop with intention. In addition to attending and participating in studio art fairs and festivals, he is a member of the poetry group and a singer for the North Shore studio band VanGoGo. His artwork has also been featured on studio merchandise.

Path Walking, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Duomo, 2018

24" x 18"
Boxes Show, 2020
acrylic
36" x 24"
Fudge Ice Cream Stick, 2020
acrylic
16" x 12"
Desert, 2020
acrylic
17" x 11"
Hot Fire, 2020
acrylic
10" x 8"
Hawaii, 2020
acrylic
24" x 12"
Chicago, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Sunset, 2019

18" x 24"
Skyscape, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Landscape, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Washington D.C., 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Landscape Ocean, 2019

16" x 20"
Ocean, 2020
acrylic
7" x 5"
Waterfall, 2018

24" x 18"
Cards, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Phone Desk, 2016

24" x 18"
Mailbox, 2019

20" x 15"
Chicago, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Sea Ocean, 2019

12" x 12"
House, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Cheeseburger, 2020
acrylic
16" x 12"
Mountains, 2017

16" x 20"
Suitcase, 2019

20" x 16"
Volcano, 2019

11" x 14"
Hot Dog, 2020
acrylic
24" x 12"
Israel, 2019

16" x 20"
Mountain, 2019

20" x 16"
America Mask, 2019

16" x 20"
Ocean Sunset, 2019

16" x 20"
Beehive, 2020
acrylic
16" x 12"
Desk, 2017

14" x 18"
Florida Landscape, 2018

15.5" x 19.5"
Snow White, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Church, 2018

18" x 24"
Chicago Cubs, 2018

18" x 24"
A is for Artist
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL - 2017
Permanent Collection
The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017
The Other Art Fair
Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL - 2019
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Path Walking, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Duomo, 2018

24" x 18"
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Boxes Show, 2020
acrylic
36" x 24"
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Fudge Ice Cream Stick, 2020
acrylic
16" x 12"
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Desert, 2020
acrylic
17" x 11"
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Hot Fire, 2020
acrylic
10" x 8"
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Hawaii, 2020
acrylic
24" x 12"
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Chicago, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Sunset, 2019

18" x 24"
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Skyscape, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Landscape, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Washington D.C., 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Landscape Ocean, 2019

16" x 20"
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Ocean, 2020
acrylic
7" x 5"
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Waterfall, 2018

24" x 18"
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Cards, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Phone Desk, 2016

24" x 18"
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Mailbox, 2019

20" x 15"
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Chicago, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Sea Ocean, 2019

12" x 12"
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House, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Cheeseburger, 2020
acrylic
16" x 12"
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Mountains, 2017

16" x 20"
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Suitcase, 2019

20" x 16"
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Volcano, 2019

11" x 14"
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Hot Dog, 2020
acrylic
24" x 12"
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Israel, 2019

16" x 20"
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Mountain, 2019

20" x 16"
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America Mask, 2019

16" x 20"
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Ocean Sunset, 2019

16" x 20"
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Beehive, 2020
acrylic
16" x 12"
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Desk, 2017

14" x 18"
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Florida Landscape, 2018

15.5" x 19.5"
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Snow White, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Church, 2018

18" x 24"
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Chicago Cubs, 2018

18" x 24"
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