Coos Bay Art Museum Show & Lecture

April 19th, 2016
Join the Coos Art Museum community on Thursday, April 21st from 6:30 to 8 pm for an exciting artist talk with Portland artist Jesse Reno. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hear Jesse, who will be showing his large multi-layered paintings at CAM April 22 thru June 25, talk about his work and his process, as well as, answer any questions about his approach. 

Inspired by primitive art, mythology, and the painting process, self-taught artist Jesse Reno creates large and compelling mixed media paintings. Jesse’s painting style is exuberant and intuitive. He uses acrylic paint on wood and, sometimes, paper, putting down one color and then another, often using his hands and fingers. He lays down the colors without planning, putting one color next to another–and that, he explains, is the key. Later he reworks each section of the painting finding ideas in the media and process as each painting develops. Quoting writer Rice Freeman-Zachery “He does this over and over until he loves what he sees. It’s not enough for him to merely like what he’s done; he wants to push past that until he loves it.”

New Work at OSU

March 1st, 2016

I will have new work in this show at OSU opening march 7th and running until may 5th.

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new work at riversea gallery, astoria, or

February 16th, 2016




1 and 2 day workshops at Portland Art&Soul filling up fast

February 16th, 2016

I will teaching 2 classes at  Art&Soul in Portland, OR.  These are my only 1&2 day workshops scheduled for 2016.  If you have thought of taking class from me and are not ready to commit to a 5 day workshop this is your chance!

Friday, March 5th and  Saturday, March 6th – 2 day workshop Freedom to create

Wednesday, March 2nd – 1 day workshop Follow the Leader

Classes are already starting to fill up, so sign up now!





Solo Show – LA – February

January 25th, 2016

my new show opens Feb 11th at The Last Book Store in LA. I will be in attendance on opening night. see you there :)

here is a link to the facebook event…

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2015 year in review video

January 12th, 2016

January – New work on site

January 3rd, 2016

Added new work to the site for the month.

check it out :)


I am especially proud of this new giant masterpiece…

Shadow Dancer he waited almost a month for a sign – bears crown – on top of a horse – chiefs feathers – wolverine holding a horseshoe – just try to take it – spirits in the smoke – waiting to speak – flutes and rattle snakes – hide under drums – like rope – shaman feathers – bear wrap – real magic – dance in the fire – rainbow volcanoe clumps – medussa lions mane – scream back at that which aposes you – medicine flower – lost star – still carrying the wolf and bear from three years past – the chief arrives – larger than before – you are ready 96″ x 72″ on wood acrylic, oil pastel, pencil

2 Spots Left For Mexico 2016

December 27th, 2015

There are only 2 spots left for my workshop in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in January.

January 17th – 23rd.

Be sure to register now if you are interested in going as the spots will fill before the end of the year.


Hours at my studio this week and new work on site!

December 17th, 2015

I will be at my studio today, Friday and Saturday 2-7pm.  Come by to take advantage of my holiday sale, 30% off original works.  Also I have a large stock of shirts, books, decks, and prints available for last minute gifts!!  My address is 3022 E Burnside st, Portland, OR 97214.  If you would like to come by another day or time email me and I will be available.


I  also added new smaller works to my site check them out here –



Portland Art&Soul 2016

November 5th, 2015

I will teaching 2 classes at the 2016 Art&Soul in Portland.

March 5th and 6th – 2 day workshop Freedom to create

March 2nd – 1 day workshop Follow the Leader

Classes are already starting to fill up, so sign up soon!