The Portland Art Museum has selected Sandy Roumagoux's painting, "Ground Cover," from our recent "New Landscape Paintings" show for their permanent collection. This powerful work speaks loudly about the environmental degradation of the coastal landscape in pointing out the discarded tires and other garbage which has become the new ground cover in our region's old growth forests. Stylistically, this painting shows the influence of abstract expressionist artists such as Willem de Kooning, alongside that of well-known Northwest landscape painters such as David McCosh and Nelson Sandgren. This unique work will be an excellent addition to the permanent collection of one of Oregon's great art museums.
Michael Parsons Fine Art