Marin County is such a magnificent place to live. It is an honor to paint this remarkable piece of California Landscape and to contribute to the preservation of this land so that future generations can experience the same unspoiled hills.
Richard is a Northern California landscape artist, painting with oils, primarily en Plein Air. The discovery and joy of painting came to him quite late in his life path, but not unexpectedly. Landscape photography was his chosen creative medium for thirty years. Large, medium and small format cameras... using primarily black and white images and the magic of polaroid transfers on watercolor paper.
Most of his career was spent as an entrepreneur, importer and graphic designer. He became more heavily involved in the art industry as the product manager for Savoir Faire, the exclusive importer of Sennelier French fine art materials where his eyes were opened to the unique history of the impressionist era and to art materials in general. He is a committed pleinair painter and has studied with many of the finest professionals in the nation.
Richard is regularly invited to many pleinair events and participates in annual Northern California shows that raise funds for numerous causes. He is one of the MALT (Marin Agricultural Land Trust) painters and other shows include MarinScapes, Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Sonoma Plein Air, Napa Valley Art Festival, the San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival and the Door County Plein Air Festival. Richard retired from PleinAir Magazine in 2019, is an artist member of the California Art Club and was co-chairman of the CAC Northern California Chapter for eight years.