Our demonstrator is Mark Richards, who will do an oil landscape painting demonstration.
The meeting will be held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday September 12th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Mark Richards always wanted to be an artist and has been creating paintings since he was 11 years old. He said, "My 'plein air' works inspire me in my studio in Needham". He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and continued his education at Massachusetts College of Art.
Mark has a very long list of exhibits and awards throughout the United States, way too numerous to list. He explained that he seeks out natural subjects that fulfill his love of the natural world. His paintings attempt to capture the spirit of time, place, season, atmosphere, and mood with colors that are bold and vibrant. Paint, color, texture and form are elements that he combines to elicit a response from the viewer. He considers the viewers' responses as important as the places depicted.