Meet Erich Taeubel Jr
I am a graduate of the North Light Art School. I began my career as a student of fine art at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon. Throughout my studies I was greatly influenced by the post impressionist cubists such as Cezanne and Braque. I also gravitate toward the color palettes of the Fauvists, especially Andre Delain.
I get my inspirations from observing my surroundings and then pushing the envelope a bit further to simplify the subject beyond reality. My inspiration for Newport Gothic at Sunset came to me when I saw the architectural beauty of the understructure of the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport Oregon. My feelings of futility that the common worker is trapped in led to Blue Collar Rut. The interrelationship between the sea, earth and sky led me to paint Glad for Stella as a tribute to Frank Stella, another of my artistic idols.