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We specialize in the finest Pacific Northwest regional styles of paintings, American classical work from the 18th through the 20th century, plus a large selection of Central and Eastern European paintings. Our collection includes over 1000 works of art. Please browse our online gallery and let us know how we can help you. The next time you are in Portland, come visit us.

We are located at 1110 NW Flanders Street in Portland Oregon on the Portland Trolley line, 4 blocks from Powell's Books. Considered to be America's most exciting urban neighborhood, we are surrounded by over 250 retail specialty shops, art galleries and the finest destination restaurants in the Northwest. I consider myself a "colorist", working in a very loose style.

My subject matter varies from the Oregon High Desert, cityscapes, portraits and still-lifes. My work can be found in many public and private collections in Oregon, The United States and in Europe. I have had what you might describe as "a checkered past". Former elementary school teacher, museum curator, orchestral musician, antiques dealer, and now, restorer of oil paintings.
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read more › We plan our trips to coincide with auction sales, country markets and private home sales. This has taken us to the borders of Wales and Scotland, France, Belgium, Italy and Germany. We attend daily weekly and monthly street fairs in Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Turkey. Harvey and Steve have been featured in numerous Oregon, National and International publications. These include The Oregon Business Journal, Oregon Home, Garden Shed, Restoration Style and the BBC Home and Antiques.

read more › Harvey and Steve's Gallery offers complete, professional conservation services. Whether your piece needs a clean and varnish, minor tears repaired or a full lining process with major paint loss, we can complete your job with the utmost skill, timeliness and professionalism. Our customers include private collectors, galleries, corporate clients, public collections and museums. We continue to keep our conservation fees reasonable and competitive. If you are thinking of having work done with us for the first time, we will be happy to furnish you with a broad list of references.

read more › Everything we do as conservators needs to be reversible. We first evaluate the artwork to determine what each individual piece needs. It may be a simple clean and re-varnish or a puncture repair. It may also entail a complete restoration process of lining the artwork with major surface damage. Our work includes repair of water and fire damage, major accidents in moving such as ripped canvases or age related deterioration. We are experienced in the restoration of contemporary art work as well as early European and American works on canvas and panel.

read more › This process brings to mind a painting in our own collection with a very special provenance. It came out of the bottom of a dumpster! An old friend of ours was driving to work when she passed a house that had recently been sold. Out in front was one of those big green dumpsters. The new owners were cleaning out the house. Everything was going! The furniture was being tossed. The matresses, the refrigerator. The lawnmower, and the paintings! She could not believe it! Now this lady was no spring chicken, but she was a seasoned antique dealer and she could not let this opportunity go by.

read more › I have had what you might describe as "a checkered past". Former elementary school teacher, museum curator, orchestral musician, antiques dealer, and now, restorer of oil paintings. You decide which is red and which is black? I studied restoration in Europe and worked in London for a time before returning to The United States. Combining those European trips with the work we buy regionally, we are able to offer an extensive selection of art that is always changing.

read more › Growing up in Bend, Oregon, I have always found myself involved in the arts. Early on, it was ceramics, jewelry and theatre. During college, I gravitated to the commercial arts at The Museum Art School in Portland, then to Fort Wright College in Spokane, Washington with a degree in Performing Arts. After serving as artistic director of Sumus Theatre Ensemble in Portland for 20 years, I branched out into freelance commercial work and the film industry. For the past 30 years, I have been producing my own body of work as an artist working in oil paint.

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