RiverStone Gallery is home to Bern and Lexi Sundell, a pair of working artists who thrive on color but paint in differing styles. They have had their paintings in multiple museum shows and their paintings belong to collectors all over the world. Both like to paint large work that will not fit in an ordinary car but also paint smaller, down to the size of artist art cards.
An internationally known artist with two books on acrylic painting published in six languages, Lexi works in multiple layers of paint and clear gel, allowing light to refract within the paint layers. This brings a unique luminosity into her acrylic paintings, difficult to capture with a camera, but photos do offer a clue to the radiance you can see in person. She creates in a studio near the gallery, so can usually come visit with you about her work. Click here to see availble Lexi Sundell Paintings.
Bern paints in a small studio at the gallery and enjoys discussing fly fishing when the opportunity arises, which it often does. He is an internationally known fly fishing artist. If you have been in a fly shop anywhere recently, you have probably seen his work as Montana Fly licenses his work for fly boxes and other accessories. They also carry his streamer designs. In paint, Bern absorbs himself in subtle blends and shifts of color, painstakingly rendered with small brushes. When he isn’t painting, he usually can be found on a river fishing for those trout he loves so much. Click here to see available Bern Sundell’s Fly Fishing Paintings.
Bern has a flip side as well. He likes to cut loose and paint wild warrior paintings, playing with unusual geometries and color combinations. These paintings, even the small ones, have major impact. His sense of color shows to great effect in these lively works. His warrior paintings have been in The Russell Show and Auction for several years in a row. Click here to see available Bern Sundell Warrior Paintings.
Both artists paint commissions upon request. They are happy to deliver large paintings if the destination is close enough to the gallery. Otherwise, they have ways of shipping to reduce expenses. Acrylic canvases can be removed from the stretcher frames and shipped rolled in a tube, unlike oil paintings. Lexi has sent more than one six foot by six and a half foot acrylic painting to the east coast, at a tremendous saving over truck freight. A good frame shop at the destination restretches the canvas and the results are stunning. Contact them with your requests.