Featured artist Richard Stergulz appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Twelve (12).
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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 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 brushstrokes 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 Stergulz 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 works in oils on Masonite board. His work is mostly figurative and he has started Plein air painting as much as possible. He teaches class four days a week as well as doing demos for most of the Art Associations in San Diego and Riverside counties.
Richard’s work hangs in galleries in Santa Monica, Idyll wild, and Vista, California. His paintings have won numerous awards from Best of Show to People’s Choice.
Richard Stergulz is also involved with the creation of the Green Art House. The Green Art House’s retreat will be a haven for the artist to tap into their creative genius away from the annoying things that life can throw at you. Comfort and the feeling of peace will surround you as you contemplate your next masterpiece. We will be offering classes, workshops, demonstrations, and mini-vacations. From the beginner to the advanced, everyone is welcome to participate in art, culinary, and yoga.
You can contact Richard Stergulz via his website at http://www.stergulzart.com.
Original Air Date: 29th January 2016