A native of southern Michigan, Rich has studied and painted in oils for over 45 years. A long time member of Oil Painters of America, the Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters's
Richard welcomes the renewed appreciation of representational painting. His paintings while embracing realism, reflect his own unique style and interpretation with an emphasis on values, shapes, edges and color as light. Richard paints full time. His studio is located in Addison, MI. His work has been purchased by both private and commercial collectors. Rich is represented by Eastend Studio and Gallery, Marshall, MI.
"I am so grateful to a great artist and a great man: Frank LaLumia. He not only taught me how to paint light, Frank's passion for art inspired me. I will always be indebted to him".
"I am truly blessed to have had the benefit of building my art on the foundation of artists who came before me. It is indeed an honor and a blessing to be an artist and to share my art with you."