Rush White is a graduate of UCLA’s Art Department with an M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking, working with Richard Diebenkorn and William Brice. He taught for more than 25 years at Otis College of Art & Design in the Foundation Department.
He continues to explore several themes in his art. Rush’s Treehouse series was inspired by a book on treehouses from around the world. He explored them firsthand with a trip to Big Sur, Seattle and Vancouver where he stayed overnight in a variety of treehouses and met with the builders.
Rush is a resident of West Hills in the San Fernando Valley. He is a frequent visitor to the ocean which is a visual source that has informed his work and thought. He enjoys traveling along the Pacific Coast Highway to Point Dume, Leo Carillo, and Huntington Beach. He looks for silhouettes of surfers or just a great sunset that casts wonderful colors on the water. Lately, Rush enjoys portrait painting, figure drawing and photographing the ever-changing sky.