Thank you for visiting the online home of Pacific Northwest landscape painter Michael Orwick. Click on any of the categories below to browse images and curated categories. Art can be purchased as original paintings, and fine art prints on canvas, paper, or metal made to fit your desires and the needs of your space.
ART OF THE LANDSCAPE
Michael Orwick Arts
"So powerfully do Orwick's stately vineyards and meditative sunsets, and serene woodlands, impose themselves upon our own emotional memory that they become the places we live, visit, and remember -- as much as, even more than, their real-world counterparts. Orwick compares it to storytelling, akin to a Rorschach inkblot, but the result is the same: these are more than just landscapes; they are our venues, settings in which we, the audience, become characters with unique experiences. Such an accomplishment transcends mere regional appeal, and requires so much more than solid technique and talent with a paintbrush. It demands empathy and human understanding of the most profound kind. Plein air painters are always saying how the eye sees differently than the camera -- well, as Orwick clearly shows, the heart sees differently than either."
- Luke Fanni
From the streets of Portland, beautiful mountain streams, the cold surf of Cannon Beach, to the vineyards I find so much inspiration in all the beauty that surrounds my studio. I have been painting scenes that reflect the culture of Oregon and the Pacific northwest for over 15 years. Whether its sunsets and sunrises, oceans, or towering trees, I paint the feeling you get when you live or visit these beautiful Oregon areas. Make your house a home with art from Orwick Arts. Custom prints built to fit your walls and needs.