is a dedicated Bay Area Plein Air painter who participates in many
Northern California events such as Marin/Scapes, Napa Valley Art
Festival, West Marin Wild and the "Season of Martis" Plein Air annual
event at Lake Tahoe.
As well as being an associate member of the California Art Club and Art
on the Farm, he has contributed to many worthwhile local fundraisers
such as the Marin Organics "Taste of Marin" and "Art with a Heart". He
has participated in many group shows and was one of three living artists
represented by the
California Art Gallery in Laguna Beach.
Having studied with
many well respected painters such as Randall Sexton, Jeanette LeGrue,
Tim Horn, Lindy Duncan, and Barbara Lawrence. Richard continues to
expand his horizons.
The discovery of
painting came as a complete surprise to me... Landscape photography was
my chosen creative medium for thirty years. Large, medium and small
format cameras... using primarily black and white images and the magic
of polaroid image transfers on watercolor paper.
After taking a painting class in soft Pastel to enhance my Polaroid
transfers. I was swept away by the possibility of actually being able to
paint... After years of painting landscapes in pastel, I am now painting
the landscape en plein air - exclusively in oil.
Painting is a
friend that always brings me great joy and peace. I paint primarily
because it constantly allows me to open my heart. The little moments
looking out a car window at an extraordinary sight, or seeing the way a
strip of late afternoon light streaks across the meadow. If I can allow
the viewer personal access into a world that is always present, but
often taken for granted, then I have contributed something.