Richard is a member of "Oil Painters of America"
My paintings are reasonably priced...I believe everyone should have the opportunity to have original art on their walls. Art should not be just for the eleite to trade and profit from as a commodity. But, rather to possess because the art spoke to the viewer. I want the viewer to see and feel the emotion that went into every stroke. Something that can be felt and seen in the texture of the carved paint made by the stiff bristle brushes that I use to create them. They are as much a part of the composition and colors that I choose.
I have been painting with focus since 1992. From an early age I have had a love of expressing myself through my art. Even in the U.S. Air Force, I had an outlet for my creative side, working several years as a graphic artist. After I was discharged, I enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where I received my degree in commercial art. During the succeeding years I pursued a career in advertising. I continued developing my appreciation of fine art through reading and traveling to local and national exhibits. After vacationing in Northern New Mexico, Southern France, Paris and Monet's Giverny, I was inspired to put brush to paint. I have developed an impressionist expressive style. My pictures have a luminous quality created from initial glazed layers that I allow to show through beside broken strokes of impasto. Often choosing landscapes, I like to create harmony with colors inspired by nature's hues.