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.

Duomo, 2018
acrylic
24" x 18"
Mountains, 2017
acrylic
16" x 20"
Sunset, 2017
acrylic
24" x 18"
Sunset, 2019
acrylic
18" x 24"
Landscape Ocean, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
View from Mount Holyoke, 2016
Chalk Pastel
14" x 17"
Florida Landscape, 2018
acrylic
15.5" x 19.5"
Chicago Downtown II, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
Tennessee, 2019
acrylic
11" x 14"
Waterfall, 2018
acrylic
24" x 18"
Church, 2018
acrylic
18" x 24"
Sunset With Black Birds, 2019
acrylic
18" x 24"
Sea Ocean, 2019
acrylic
12" x 12"
Night Waterfall, 2019
acrylic
18" x 20"
Volcano, 2019
acrylic
11" x 14"
Scary New York City, 2019
acrylic
14" x 18"
Smokey Sunset, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
Mailbox, 2019
acrylic
20" x 15"
Ocean Sunset, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
Chicago Cubs, 2018
acrylic
18" x 24"
Suitcase, 2019
acrylic
20" x 16"
Myself, 2019
acrylic
14" x 11"
Volcano, 2019
acrylic
16." x 20"
Israel, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
Mountain, 2019
acrylic
20" x 16"
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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Duomo, 2018
acrylic
24" x 18"
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Mountains, 2017
acrylic
16" x 20"
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Sunset, 2017
acrylic
24" x 18"
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Sunset, 2019
acrylic
18" x 24"
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Landscape Ocean, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
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View from Mount Holyoke, 2016
Chalk Pastel
14" x 17"
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Florida Landscape, 2018
acrylic
15.5" x 19.5"
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Chicago Downtown II, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
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Tennessee, 2019
acrylic
11" x 14"
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Waterfall, 2018
acrylic
24" x 18"
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Church, 2018
acrylic
18" x 24"
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Sunset With Black Birds, 2019
acrylic
18" x 24"
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Sea Ocean, 2019
acrylic
12" x 12"
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Night Waterfall, 2019
acrylic
18" x 20"
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Volcano, 2019
acrylic
11" x 14"
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Scary New York City, 2019
acrylic
14" x 18"
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Smokey Sunset, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
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Mailbox, 2019
acrylic
20" x 15"
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Ocean Sunset, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
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Chicago Cubs, 2018
acrylic
18" x 24"
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Suitcase, 2019
acrylic
20" x 16"
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Myself, 2019
acrylic
14" x 11"
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Volcano, 2019
acrylic
16." x 20"
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Israel, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
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Mountain, 2019
acrylic
20" x 16"
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