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Richard Stergulz

Colour In Your Life Richard Stergulz

Featured artist Richard Stergulz appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Twelve (12).

Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.

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

Episode: S12E02

Original Air Date: 29th January 2016

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  1. ivanapinaffo1 on January 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Great, this is what I call an excellent demo by a very talented artist. Thanks Graeme for bringing it to us

    • JICooke on January 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Completely agree! Just amazing and learnt so much… Looking forward to one day making it over to attend a workshop! One may dream! ;)

  2. MysticDawn on January 28, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Well Done! Richard Stergulz is one of the top Master Painters of our time and a Master Teacher as well. Thanks Graeme!

  3. eledel_art3ps on January 30, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Amazing artist!! Great demo. Thanks Graeme for the show. I discovered your show through youtube watching master artists demos. Since then, my morning coffee includes watching episodes of the your show and that fuels up my creativity for the day. Great inspirations from great artists!

  4. Ian on April 25, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Excellent Graeme, I liked the way Richard used your show as though he was giving a lesson, learnt a lot. Thanks

  5. marie on June 12, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Oh! How I love the way this artist works and what a talent he is! I loved the work from the moment I saw his pencil drawing at the very beginning and it just got better and better………I would love to paint like this man. He is like a modern Leonardo.

  6. Leonard Hall on November 27, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    This was one of the best demos ever and the confidence that Richard shows when painting is so inspirational but for most of us we can only watch in awe of Richard’s expertise. It wasn’t obvious at first what the medium was but when he started mentioning turps I knew it was oil paint.

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