Make your art a gift of inspiration to others to work toward better things.


-Richard Schmid



I wish to chase what artists in the past have always chased - a celebration of the human form, a passion for and humility before nature, a belief in the emotional power of the common visual language of representation. I find representational realism to be that of a connection between human beings understanding of the natural world and I mainly focus on extracting the essential content of my subjects, aiming to paint with a brevity that expresses the immediacy of a moment. I view painting as my personal language to translate and communicate with viewers an interpretation of what I see. I believe in the naturalistic honesty that channels within painting from reality. I strive for an authenticity that reinforces the relevance of painting in a modern world; creating an image that feels truly alive and transcends the photo is my ultimate goal.





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