Recent Work

Portrait of Dr. Sylvia Earle

Posted by April on January 26 2018

Dr. Sylvia Earle was the winner of the 2009 Ted Prize. Her Ted Talk Wish:

I wish you would use all means at your disposal—films, expeditions, the web, new submarines—to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.

Sylvia Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue / The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for several corporate and non-profit organizations.

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Portrait of Major Edward Allworth, Medal of Honor Recipient, Meuse River, France

Posted by April Waters on January 26 2017

Waters' portrait of Major Edward Allworth was commissioned by Oregon Percent for Art and the Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs for the Edward Allworth Veteran's Home in Lebanon, Oregon. Allworth was a Medal of Honor Recipient in World War 1. After distinguishing himself in war, he returned to Oregon and was the Director of the Oregon State University Memorial Union for over 30 years.

The portrait plus two additional paintings ("Seal Cove, Salmon River Estuary" and Wizard Island Sky, Crater Lake) are now in the collection of the State of Oregon and will be permanently exhibited at the Edward Allworth Veteran's Home.

"The Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon is proud to have the portrait of Edward C. Allworth, by artist April Waters, on display at our fine facility. Truly this is  The Place Where Honor Lives, and we are honored to have three of Waters' paintings showcased. We all love the paintings, they've really enhanced our facility and the lives of our veterans."

- Jeremy Woodall, Director of the Edward Allworth Veteran's Home


48" by 34" Oil on Canvas

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Autumn Blueberry Fields

Posted by April on April 9 2016

Oil on Canvas, 40 by 60 inches. Private Commission.

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Summer Waters, Pringle Creek

Posted by April on December 10 2014

Oil on canvas, 36 by 40 inches, Private Collection.

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Water Reaching for Itself, Willamette Flood #3

Posted by April on October 18 2014

Recipient of an Honorarium Award at the 'Oregon Artist Series, Northwest Art from the Collection of the Hallie Ford Art Museum', Salem Conference Center, Salem, Oregon, March 2014 to March 2015

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Art in Embassies Exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by April on September 11 2014

Art in Embassies Exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Willamette Valley in Bloom

Posted by April on January 7 2014

Oil on canvas, 38 by 56 inches. Commissioned work.

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Sawmill Falls, Opal Creek

Posted by April on September 5 2013

Commissioned Work

26 by 30"

Oil on Canvas

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Rockwater, Opal Creek

Posted by April on April 30 2013

'Rockwater, Opal Creek'

Commissioned work,

Oil on Canvas, 26 by 54 inches.

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Opal Creek Waters

Posted by April on October 27 2012

Opal Creek Waters was commissioned for the Law office of Ryan Collier in Salem, Oregon

Oil on Canvas, 36 by 76 inches

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Opal Pool commissioned for Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas

Posted by April on September 2 2012

Opal Pool, Opal Creek Wilderness, 64 by 48 inches.

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'One Water' purchase by Oregon Percent for Art

Posted by April on November 24 2011

The painting, "One Water", oil on linen, 36 by 88", was recently purchased by the Oregon Percent for Art Program. It is displayed in the new Health and Wellness Center at Western Oregon University.

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