The Importance of Water

Pastel artist Leif Trygg of Oak Leaf Studio is showing works of art featuring water illustrating how light reflects and changes the atmosphere and feeling of a painting. Rivers, streams, waterfalls, lakes and the ocean all are highlighted. It is also the Studio’s yearly annual Fall print sale this month. All are 25% off their original price.

Guest Artist at Oak Leaf Studio

Guest photographer Bob Trygg from Bend will exhibit several of his images showing highlights of Central Oregon.

Fresh From the Garden

Oak Leaf Studio introduces a new painting in the ongoing “Fresh from the Garden” series of floral paintings by artist Leif Trygg.

Moonlit River

Oak Leaf Studio invites you to come see new work by artist Leif Trygg. Located at 247 Oak Street between the Howard Hanson Gallery and Ashland Artworks, the studio is open every Friday and Saturday from 11am to 3pm, and by appointment.

Spring Is Pastel Season

Spring is here and Oak Leaf Studio is open again with new work by Ashland artist Leif Trygg. These colorful pastel paintings capture the beauty of the seasons in Southern Oregon.  Prints and greeting cards of selected works are available for sale.

Leif Trygg Pastels 2014-2019

This month at Oak Leaf Studio, selected pastels from Ashland artist   Leif Trygg. This collection features the artists personal favorites from the years 2014 – 2019. Prints and cards of Leif Trygg’s artwork will also be available.

New Art for Fall

Fall Creek

This month Oak Leaf Studio re-opens its main gallery with paintings by artist Leif Trygg. Prints and cards of the artist’s work will also be on sale.  

New Leif Trygg Landscapes

              During the month of July Oak Leaf Studio is featuring new landscapes by artist Leif Trygg. Working in a variety of mediums, Leif Trygg’s landscapes are iconic images of the American West. From Death Valley to the Oregon Coast, these paintings come from a lifetime of traveling in the Western States. Prints and cards are on sale at the studio.  

Home Portrait Program Kicks Off

Oak Leaf Studio artist Leif Trygg is offering home portraits. An original painting is a treasured family keepsake or a thoughtful gift. Includes a dozen note cards with matching envelopes.

A New Season at Oak Leaf Studio

In April, Oak Leaf Studio reopens after it’s Winter hiatus with new paintings in acrylic and pastel by artist Leif Trygg. Featured are four new paintings including Honeymoon Hotel, an acrylic influenced by Trygg’s interest in architectural landscapes. And, Late Snow on Oak Street showing an Ashland neighborhood following a late Winter snowstorm. Prints and cards of Trygg’s new art and selected previous works will also be available. Oak Leaf Studio is open from 5-8 for First Friday on April 6th.  

Oak Leaf Studio at Winter’s End

In March, Oak Leaf Studio reopens after a three month Winter hiatus and is showing new paintings in acrylic and pastel by artist Leif Trygg.

In a nod to his new interest in “architectural landscapes”, Trygg will show three new paintings he completed during the winter break. The first is “Honeymoon Hotel” based on a photograph taken over 30 years ago of the Pink Palace, or Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki.

Prints and cards of Trygg’s new art and selected older works will also be available.

Oak Leaf Studio is open from 5-8 for First Friday on March 2nd

Oak Leaf Studio in the Fall and Winter

Beginning December, Oak Leaf Studio will be open on an appointment-only basis as artist Leif Trygg uses this period to create new art for the New Year. Focusing on his Home Portrait program, he will be painting several buildings and landmarks of architectural interest. Additionally, Trygg will continue to expand his portfolio of colorful pastel landscapes. His latest is titled Oregon Fall.

Leif Trygg’s Perspective on Nature

Multnomah Falls

Showing both long-distance and up-close views of natural landscapes allows Oak Leaf Studio artist Leif Trygg to show both intimate details and broader settings. This month Trygg debuts two new paintings. Multnomah Falls is a pastel picture while June Blooms was created in acrylic paints. Both will be on display during the month of July.

Five Decade Retrospective

Zabriski Point Death Valley, 1970

For the month of June Oak Leaf Studio is hosting a retrospective of the work of Ashland artist Leif Trygg. In a nod to the past, the show features drawings, paintings and mixed media created since 1966 until today. Known for his landscapes of Ashland and Southern Oregon, Leif Trygg began his career as a graphic artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. He started and ran an advertising design firm that thrived helping high tech startups in the Silicon Valley area. He later worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for several technology companies as well as retailers. Since moving to Ashland in 2006, Leif has focused on creating his own fine art. In 2014 he opened Oak Leaf Studio as a place to produce art as well as showcase it. In a nod to the future, on First Friday, June 2, from 5pm to 8pm, Oak Leaf Studio is proud to host Nan’s Raw Goods, our partner during A Taste of Ashland. Nan produces raw, vegan, gluten-free food that is incredibly flavorful. Our personal favorites are the White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Truffles and the Orange Ginger Glazed Donut Holies. […]

Intimate Landscapes

New Paintings from artist Leif Trygg are featured, beginning on First Friday April 1st from 5pm to 8pm at Oak Leaf Studio, 247 Oak Street between Hanson Howard and the Ashland Art Works. Departing from pastels, the Ashland artist unveils new small-format acrylic paintings that he calls intimate landscapes. Featuring scenes from Southern Oregon and beyond, Trygg turns a common view into a uniquely personal experience.

Scenic Southern Oregon

Artist Leif Trygg expands both his medium and his viewpoint during First Friday, October 7 from 5pm to 8 pm at Oak Leaf Studio, 247 Oak Street between Hansen Howard and the Ashland Artworks. The Studio will exhibit recent acrylic paintings of evocative scenes here in Southern Oregon. For the past year Trygg has been painting exclusively in pastels, while prior efforts were composed with watercolors. “I like working with the texture of acrylics; the effects are more three-dimensional and the colors are more permanent than pastels,” says Trygg.

Paris Blue: Autre Fois

Sunrise in San Germain

Artist Leif Trygg unveils new images from his digital photograph series Paris Blue.

Capturing the Spirit of Western Landscapes

Waterfall

Now through July 31 at Oak Leaf Studio, 247 Oak Street between Hanson Howard and the Ashland Artworks, pastel artist Leif Trygg will show new works of art featuring majestic landscapes throughout the West.

YOSEMITE: Honoring our National Parks

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Early exposure to Yosemite as a young child ignited a life-long love of the Park and its grandeur in artist Leif Trygg. In honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, Trygg features large pastel paintings of such iconic Yosemite locations as Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Fall and the Valley floor.

Fresh From the Garden

Throughout his long career, the artist Leif Trygg has been attracted to the beauty of natural flowers, gardens and remote settings. This exhibit displays several of those paintings for view.

Celebrating the Arrival of Spring

Oak Leaf Studio celebrates the beginning of Spring with a show of pastel paintings highlighting buds and blooms in Ashland.

New Work and Guest Student Artists!

Ashland High School students Ellie Dicker and Ayla Marsden will share studio space with artist Leif Trygg for the First Friday Student Show program.

Best of 2015

                      Oak Leaf Studio is featuring a Best of 2015 Show with hand-picked art by both fine artist Leif Trygg and contemporary artist Diana Trygg. Each has selected several pictures to represent the best work they’ve produced this season. Leif’s collection includes several pastels from his Lithia Park Series as well as landscapes from around the area. Diana’s selection includes a memorial to French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  Prints and cards of the various images will be available for purchase during First Friday. Winter hours begin for the studio November 1 through March 1, 2016. Oak Leaf Studio will be open by appointment only during this period, aside from First Friday events. Please contact us at 541 488-5756 to arrange a time to visit. This is the “fallow” period of the studio where both artists work intensely on new pieces for the next season.  

Japanese Garden

Although closed for both First Friday and Saturday, October 3rd for a private event, Oak Leaf Studio will resume its hours of 11 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Saturday on Tuesday, October 6. We will also participate in the Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11 from 11 am to 5 pm. Fine artist Leif Trygg will show the completed painting he featured previously of the entrance to the Japanese Garden in Lithia Park. This pastel is the last of a series of images taken from the Park.

Pastel Demo

Fine artist Leif Trygg will demonstrate his technique and style in creating pastel landscapes of local landmarks in Ashland during First Friday, and the entire month. Topics covered include the process of selecting subject matter, framing the natural image to reveal the most interesting perspective of the site, the world of color selection, rendering and drawing techniques using pastels, and how and why matting and framing can make or break a picture. This picture is a work in progress that Leif will complete during the demonstrations. There are others in the queue that will follow in this on-going series of pastel portraits of Ashland.

Ashland Green

The Fountain at Noon

New fresh pastel paintings of scenes around Ashland by fine artist Leif Trygg

Held Over!

The Ringmaster

        Due to a warm reception, the one-woman show by Diana Trygg has been held over through the month of July. Showing her first work in more than 40 years, Trygg creates three-dimensional collages with a wide variety of subject matter.   These images are part of a new series focused on the circus. Trygg found the printed images of various performers and applied them to French drapery fabric. The Ring Master is crowned by a red and gold enameled brooch, while Ivan and Magda are both in frames decorated with red beads.  

One Woman Show

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One woman show of five months worth of contemporary collages.

Lithia Duck Pond: In-progress

Leif is currently working on a large pastel of Lithia Park’s Lower Duck Pond. With a myriad of different trees to paint, the picture is a  study of movement  and flow in numerous shades of green and blues. The completed painting is up for viewing during the month of May. “This painting challenged me in a new way because I used so many different techniques to convey the different leaf structures and light and shadow,” says Leif. Diana is working on a collage honoring Frida Kahlo for Cinco de Mayo. A large piece, the picture contains multiple images of Kahlo, three-dimensional objects recalling the jungle as well as other touches that commemorate this artist’s life. In addition, smaller pieces, such as the one shown above,  are available depicting domestic scenes featuring family images for Mother’s Day, May 10.

New Artist Joins Oak Leaf Studio

Swedish Summer

Contemporary artist Diana Trygg is now sharing exhibit space at Oak Leaf Studio with fine artist Leif Trygg. Diana calls her pieces Curated Art. Each image, texture, and object has been personally culled from a collection created over the past 15 or more years. Odd items, unusual shapes, textures and colors, or old memorabilia, as well as found objects are used to create unique images.

Still-life Florals and New Water Paintings

Approaching Emerald Bay

Falling water creates rivers and creeks, and nurtures colorful blooms that lift our spirits and remind us of balmy weather. Oak Leaf Studio is featuring a new painting of  Lake Tahoe, which you may have seen “under construction” during the Open Studios Tour. Artist Leif Trygg has completed this mixed media piece created by using both watercolors and pastels and it is now up for viewing. Taking a cue from nature again, Trygg observes the world around him and translates those images into personal statements. His series of still-life flower paintings depict Shasta Daisies, roses,  bouquets of peonies, and more. Each is a contemplative view of individual blooms rendered in compelling tones and whimsical but classic settings. Originals as well as prints and cards will be available for viewing and purchase.

WATER: Creeks, Rivers and the Ocean

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Oak Leaf Studio has created a show based on the theme of bodies of water. Beaches, streams, and waterfalls have all been inspiration for the canvases created in pastels, watercolors and acrylics by artist Leif Trygg. Subject matter ranges from Yosemite to the Pacific Coast to our own Ashland Creek.