Humberto Gonzalez

Karin Clarke Gallery        760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401         541.684.7963         kclarkegallery@mindspring.com
1963: Graduated from Aurora West High School, Aurora, IL. Received Outstanding Art Student award and Ginsberg Foundation scholarship. Continued art studies at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois.
1967: BA degree with a major in art and Spanish literature. Received a continuation stipend from the Ginsberg Foundation toward graduate study.
1968: MA in secondary education with emphasis on painting and drawing. Began teaching middle school level in Glencoe, Illinois.

AGPR Incorporated, Gran Pac (Showa Sangyo) Foods Inc., Pasco (Shiki Shima), Petroff Facial Surgery, Tektronix Inc. (Wilsonville, OR), Crown Pacific Mutual Home Mortgage, Kershaw and Associates, Portland Community College, Oregon State University, (Corvallis, OR), Terminal Freezers, (Oregon and Washington), and numerous private collections

Crystal Springs Bridge, watercolor,  At GALLERY, unframed
Autumn View from studio, watercolor, framed
Windswept Beach, watercolor, framed
Shore Pine, watercolor, framed
Newport Dock Basin, watercolor, framed
Portland Rose Garden, watercolor, framed
North Umpqua at Glide, OR, watercolor, framed
Baja Vineyard, watercolor, framed
Ona Beach, watercolor, unframed
Iris Display Garden, watercolor, unframed
Hoyt Arboretum, watercolor, unframed
Ardiri Vineyard, watercolor, unframed
Berry fields, watercolor, unframed
Oregon Autumn, watercolor, unframed *featured in the JSMA Visual Magic show.
Laurel Ridge, watercolor, unframed (Forest Grove)
(Chehalem) Wine Country, watercolor, unframed
Yachats Sunset, watercolor, unframed AT GALLERY unframed
Crystal Springs, watercolor, unframed
Rose Garden, watercolor, unframed
Columbia Gorge, watercolor, unframed
Desert Bloom, watercolor, unframed, half sheet size
Valley Fields, watercolor, unframed 15x20
Along Territorial Road, watercolor, unframed, 15x20
Farm House, watercolor, unframed
Wetlands, watercolor, unframed

"There is a wondrous exuberance in the spirit of nature ever-present upon the face of the landscape. I shall never tire of exploring its mysteries infinitely manifested in light, movement and the passing of the seasons. Inspiring in complexity, enlightening in its basic order, its idea potential is limitless. Veiled beauty abounds in the wake of its subtle, seamless organic change."

Humberto Gonzalez was born in Mexico, and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 10. He studied at Northern Illinois University in Dekallb, IL, earning a B.A. in Art and Spanish Literature, and then a M.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Art. He moved to Oregon to teach Spanish and Art from 1971 until his retirement in 1999, at which time he returned to painting full time. He was a friend of the late Nelson Sandgren, and a regular at the annual Oregon coast painting outings Sandgren organized.  

Gonzalez exhibits his watercolors frequently throughout Oregon and beyond, has won numerous awards in juried group shows, and has served as a juror for OSU’s Art About Agriculture exhibit three times. He’s been showing with Karin Clarke Gallery since 2004.
His paintings are lush, colorful and like the best plein-air work, capture an impression and spirit of the location.

Evolving Butte, watercolor 22"x 30" NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE/In Art About Agriculture show, OSU
Newport, watercolor 22"x 30"
Coos Bay watercolor 22"x 30"
South of Lincoln City, watercolor 22"x 30"
Newport, by No Jetty, watercolor 22"x 30"
Humberto painting in plein-aire tradition
Most works are currently at the artist's studio and available to see by arrangement.
Photographs are not accurate in regards to color in this group.
Yachats Sunset, watercolor, 22x30
Winter: Crystal Springs Footbridge, watercolor 22x30
Sauvie Island Wildlife Refuge, 16x20 matted
Willamette Valley Farm, watercolor matted to 16x20
Wetlands, matted to 16x20
framed to 21x18"
framed to 21x18"
matted to 16x20
matted to 16x20
Current inventory: