Dick Richards Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Dick Richards
Live in: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Artworks for sale: 12.00
Dick Richards Artist Bio:
My current work in abstract acrylic painting is mirrored by the resilience of a single kneaded rubber eraser that withstood being stashed away in various containers and being transported across the United States over nearly forty-five years. I began my work life as a silk screen printer while studying advertising design at what was then called the Philadelphia College of Art. I diverted into a career in organization development, my art confined to occasional splurges of photography. While treading that path I authored three books whose titles reflect the submerged artist in me: Artful Work, The Art of Winning Commitment, and Is Your Genius at Work? A few years ago I thought to see what was left of my artistry and dug a box of art supplies from the back of a closet. I found the kneaded rubber eraser in there among boxes of charcoal and pastels, various drafting instruments, and a few jars of paint. The eraser was still in working order, and so, it seems, is my artistry. I then made forays into drawing and watercolor, showing drawings at the Arizona State Fair Fine Art Show and selling a few watercolors, then landing on abstract acrylic painting as the medium which most allows me to find creative expression. My work is about not knowing and about knowing. It's about being in the moment and about letting go. It's about searching, and getting lost, and finding a path. It's about looking around and looking within. It's about happy accidents that may not be accidents at all. It's about creating a mess and learning something useful. It's about being guided by that which is beyond understanding. In other words, it's a lot like life itself.