Richard Stergulz is an Illinois native who by the age of eight knew he wanted to be an artist. He graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1983 which began his successful commercial art career. After 12 years of doing commercial art, Richard felt it was time to fine tune his fine art style.
Richard Stergulz moved to California in 1995 and started painting for himself in a realistic style with a touch of Russian impressionism. “I admire the Russian Impressionists, especially Nickolai Fechin, for their intense brush strokes that exude passion into their paintings. I also admire Norman Rockwell for his amazing drawing ability and the volume of work he produced in his lifetime.” Lastly, Richard admires John Singer Sargent for his portrait work. “His portraits give a sense of reality but still have a painterly style which I hope to aspire to.”
Richard Stergulz paints primarily in oils on linen canvas. His work is mostly figurative and loves capturing the human soul. He teaches class four days a week at his art school and artist retreat called The Green Art House. www.thegreenarthouse.org
Richard’s work hangs in galleries in Santa Monica California and Boca Grande Florida. His paintings have won numerous awards from Best of Show to People’s Choice.
In this video, Richard demonstrates acrylic resin pour techniques including using metallics and shimmers to create luminous depth in the finish of your paintings.
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