Richards

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Listen to Richards talk about his art

Richards was born in 1975 and raised in Spokane, WA. Growing up, he loved to go hiking, camping and fishing. A decade ago, he was sentenced to 22 years, and his love for the outdoors has led him to accumulate many books on landscapes and outdoor photography during his incarceration. About four years ago he started teaching himself how to paint from books and TV shows, and his collection of books led him to focus on landscape paintings. Though he has never had formal artistic training, he has recently begun to study under a trained artist who has begun instructing him in other styles and subject matter, such as still life and portraits.

 

Even at this early stage of his artistic development, Richards' landscapes evoke an almost Monet-esque quality, and a much greater quality and range of work is definitely in his future as an artist. He's also begun to draw and paint greeting cards, and says that he "lets the paper tell him what it wants to become." His goal is to support his family through his art, and stay supplied with art materials and books to further his artistic education.

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"About the Work"Richards
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Portfolio Work - Click images to enlarge

Native Dancer $300
Native Dancer $300

18x24 Acrylic on Canvas

Morning Reflections $300
Morning Reflections $300

18x24 Acrylic on Canvas

View of Seattle from Queen Anne $300
View of Seattle from Queen Anne $300

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Daybreak at the EMP $300
Daybreak at the EMP $300

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Daily Commute $300
Daily Commute $300

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Church Beyond the Wall $275
Church Beyond the Wall $275

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Back from the Market $275
Back from the Market $275

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Afternoon in the Courtyard $200
Afternoon in the Courtyard $200

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

The Refuge $225
The Refuge $225

12x16 Acrylic on Canvas

A Forgotten Memory $275
A Forgotten Memory $275

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

The Fishing Village of Mykonos $275
The Fishing Village of Mykonos $275

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

A Noise in the Darkness $150
A Noise in the Darkness $150

12x16 Acrylic on Canvas

Late for Dinner $150
Late for Dinner $150

12x16 Acrylic on Canvas

Beating the Heat $250
Beating the Heat $250

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Mountain High $250
Mountain High $250

15x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Sunset on the Marsh $250
Sunset on the Marsh $250

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Winter Drink $200
Winter Drink $200

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

The Last Swim $250
The Last Swim $250

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

The Four Corners $250
The Four Corners $250

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

The American Goldfinch $100
The American Goldfinch $100

6x9 Acrylic on Canvas

The Anna's Hummingbird $100
The Anna's Hummingbird $100

6x9 Acrylic on Canvas

The Brown Thrasher $100
The Brown Thrasher $100

8.5x11 Acrylic on Canvas

The Chestnut-Sided Warbler
The Chestnut-Sided Warbler

6x9.5 Acrylic on Canvas

The Black-Capped Chickadee $100
The Black-Capped Chickadee $100

10x11 Acrylic on Canvas

The Common Yellowthroat Warbler $100
The Common Yellowthroat Warbler $100

9x6 Acrylic on Canvas

The Mountain Bluebird $100
The Mountain Bluebird $100

6x9 Acrylic on Canvas

The Northern Mockingbird $100
The Northern Mockingbird $100

6x9 Acrylic on Canvas

Water View of the Thames $250
Water View of the Thames $250

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

A Scourge on the Open Sea $150
A Scourge on the Open Sea $150

8.5x11 Acrylic on Canvas

Portrait of a Film Legend $150
Portrait of a Film Legend $150

9x12 Acrylic on Canvas

Caught in the Rain $250
Caught in the Rain $250

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas Part I of "In the Rain" series - get all three for $600

Romance in the Rain $250
Romance in the Rain $250

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas Part II of "In the Rain" series - get all three for $600

A Walk in the Rain $250
A Walk in the Rain $250

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas Part III of "In the Rain" series - get all three for $600

Seattle 1965 $225
Seattle 1965 $225

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

A Delivery $180
A Delivery $180

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

A Quiet Stream $200
A Quiet Stream $200

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

A Walk to the Playground $125
A Walk to the Playground $125

12x16 Acrylic on Canvas

A Watching Wren $100
A Watching Wren $100

8x11 Acrylic on Canvasboard

A Well-Traveled Road $225
A Well-Traveled Road $225

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Backyard View $180
Backyard View $180

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

A Voyage Home $180
A Voyage Home $180

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

A Swim at the Lake $180
A Swim at the Lake $180

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Wind and Water $225
Wind and Water $225

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

A Forgotten Place $225
A Forgotten Place $225

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

In Seville $200
In Seville $200

16x20 Acrylic on Unstretched Canvas

An October Day $200
An October Day $200

16x20 Acrylic on Unstretched Canvas

After Rain in the Desert $225
After Rain in the Desert $225

16x20 Acrylic on Unstretched Canvas

Lighthouse at Twilight $125
Lighthouse at Twilight $125

15x15 Acrylic on Paper

Still-Life $125
Still-Life $125

16x20 Acrylic on Unstretched Canvas

Watchful $150
Watchful $150

12x12 Acrylic on Paper