LW Art League welcomes Robert Richert
The Leisure World Art League ishonoredtohostademonstration by Robert Richert, one of California’s top acrylic painters, on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. People are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat.
Richert is an accomplished painter who grew up in Southern California at a time when open space was abundant. He spent his childhood exploring and enjoying the outdoors. Throughout his life, he has maintained a curiosity about nature.
He served in the infantry with the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 196970 and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal with a “V” device for acts of valor.
After military service, he attended California State University, Long Beach, where he majored in scientific illustration. Inspired by the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci, he learned how to apply the knowledge and discipline of science to the creation of art.
Richert has pursued art fulltime since 1982. For most of his early career, his primary subject matter was wildlife, but in the 1990s, he began to devote time toward his passion for scenic beauty. Today, he specializes in California landscapes and seascapes.
His paintings hang in fine art galleries in California and beyond, and several have sold for five figures.
Richert seeks to create dramatic paintings that rise above the generic. People say his paintings are inviting because they transport themtobeautifulplaceswherethey experience joy and tranquility.
Art League members are encouraged to enter their paintings into the August art show at the meeting by 6:30 p.m. The popular vote decided the theme: “ Landscape.”— Jay Young