About The Artist
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.
Exhibitions & Press
BELOVED CALIFORNIA VI – Holton Studio Gallery
COASTAL CALIFORNIA – California Art Club – Old Mill Gallery
WINTER – California Art Club – Fe Gallery, Sacramento
ICONIC CALIFORNIA – CAC Monterey – Santa Cruz
SONOMA PLEIN AIR – Sonoma, CA (Covid Cancelled)
LPAPA “BEST OF PLEINAIR” – Laguna Beach, CA
LPAPA SQUARED – LPAPA Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
6″ SQUARED – Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
HARDLY STRICTLY MINI – Small Works benefit for the Bolinas Museum
2021 – Third Place – LPAPA “Best of PleinAir”
2021 – Third Place – 6″ SQUARED exhibition
2020 – Third Place – CAC “Our World Reimagined” Online Exhibition
2020 – Awarded Signature Artist Status from Laguna PleinAir
2019 – Best of Show/Peoples Choice – Winters PleinAir
2017 – Best of Show – On the Waterfront Gallery “New Zealand Retrospective” Show
2016 – Third Place – LPAPA “Less is More” Juried Show
2015 – “Purchase Sponsor Award” – Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational
2013 – “People’s Choice” – “Kindred Spirits” Plein Air
2012 – “People’s Choice” – San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival
2011 – “Honorable Mention” – San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival
2010 – “2nd Place” – Napa Valley Mustard Festival
2009 – “Artists Choice” – North Tahoe Plein Air
2008 – “Environmental Award” – Seasons of Martis Plein Air