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Richard Oversmith

By Sue Dolamore

Giverny Garden Gate 18x16" by Richard Oversmith

Giverny Garden Gate 18×16″ by Richard Oversmith

Richard Oversmith studied in Michigan at the Kendall College of Art and Design, and in the UK, at the Royal College of Art in London. He is one of our local stars of plein air; internationally recognized, featured in Fine Arts Connoisseur, Outdoor Painter and Plein Air magazines. He participates in big events like Easton and the upcoming Olmstead event in Atlanta (April 25 – May 1). He has painted in the US, Europe and beyond. His subjects include landscapes,beaches, buildings, boats, and you name it. He also paints beautiful still life in his home studio. You can see a gallery of his work on his website. You will also find there a blog with some informative posts about his process and work.
I had a couple of great phone conversations with Richard in preparation for his upcoming demonstration for the Asheville Urban Landscape Project Featured Artists Series on Tuesday, April 19th, from 9:30am – 12:30pm in Biltmore Village. I’d met Richard before when he demonstrated for AULP last year at the Blue Ridge Assembly. He is personable and willing to share. I love that generosity and was excited to speak with him again.

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