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Artist Bio

A fifth generation Oregonian, Burt Jarvis has been a naturalist, artist and photographer since his teen years studying at Catlin Gabel, a vanguard school of arts in Portland, Oregon. Burt spent the summers during his youth in the artist community of Cannon Beach, located on the Northern Oregon coast and was a mostly self-taught artist until his introduction to Ruth Armitage, an educator, mentor, and noted abstract artist. Ruth and fellow artist Randall David Tipton have heavily influenced Burt's work. Working in watercolor and acrylic, he aspires to capture the wonders of the Pacific Northwest in their purest forms.


Class: Watercolor beginning and intermediate. Instructor Cliff L. Smith, 2004 Portland Community Collage.

Class: Watercolor beginning to intermediate. Instructor Jean Gale, 2006

Class: Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor Instructor Ruth Armatge 2014 Studied with Ruth for two years at Oregon Society of Artists.

Workshop:ABCs of Abstraction. 2016 Instructor Ruth Armatge.

Workshop: Figurative painting, realism to abstraction. 2016 Instructor Ruth Ellen Hoag.

Workshop: Skips Not-So-Basic-Basics. 2018 Instructor Skip Lawrence

Groups and Societys

Oregon Society of Artists.
Lake Oswego Plein Air Society.


Oregon Society of Artists 2015 Teachers and Students Show.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 2016 Open Show.

Lake Oswego Plein Air 2016 Plein Air Exhibit.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 2017 Open Show.

Lake Oswego Plein Air 2017 Plein Air Exhibit.

© Burt Jarvis All Rights Reserved– Original Paintings, Watercolors, Lithographs, Giclee, Lake Oswego, Oregon