Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
I live near the largest community park in the country, South Mountain Park, Phoenix, AZ. There are so many cool views. This is a quick rendering of one of my morning hikes in the desert. You can see the trail winding through the foothills.
Rich began indulging in a curious desire in 2006, learning to paint! During the last 9 years, Rich has won awards for Top 100 artists for “Paint the Parks” 2010, Top 100 for “Paint America” 2008 & 2009. International inclusion top 50 NOAPS.org 2013, as well as many juried art exhibits In Arizona, New Mexico and California. Rich’s mentor and teacher has been Jerry Yarnell. Jerry’s TV show on PBS “Paint this with Jerry Yarnell” is worldwide and Rich has recently been selected by Jerry to become currently, his first and only “certified instructor”. Rich has been traveling the US and internationally teaching the tools and techniques of the Yarnell fine art school. While Rich’s focused medium is Acrylic paint, Rich has begun the process of learning oils and water colors to offer even more instructional techniques. Rich maintains a full time job with business partners in Turkey and the US importing natural stone for use in housing and commercial projects. While ultimately Rich is focusing his career towards his fine art and teaching others. Rich believes that everyone has the ability to enjoy the relaxing, calming effects that come with creating art. Rich’s paintings hang in numerous homes and businesses around the world. Rich is available for any of the following events or requests: Commissioned painting from favorite photos. No People portraits, but loves to paint pets, places, cars and stuff & things. “Party Painting” Not the typical “Wine & Paint” party. “Party Painting” is where you invite guests to your house, each guest receives a number upon arrival, they all participate to create a uniquely painted finished picture to remember the time. Everyone has a great time socializing while your guests are painting. This has proven to be a very fun time for all. Rich provides all painting related materials. The subject of the painting is determined by you. Classroom 2 day painting workshops. From beginner to intermediate, you can find out more about these on Rich’s website. One on One instructional days.