New Bedford Massachusetts and Mykonos Greece
About the Artist:
Ken Richards is a self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 1992. He now lives in Mykonos, Greece and New Bedford, Mass.
His Greek landscapes are what first called attention to his artwork. Private showings in Athens, Paris, London, New York, Charleston and Los Angeles resulted in an international reputation for colorful, lively and bold paintings, all acrylic on canvas or linen. His landscapes of the southeastern Massachusetts area have also been enthusiastically received. His paintings are now in private collections all over the world including Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa.
Ken has recently pursued painting in black and white. He has found this new approach quite challenging and rewarding. These paintings have garnered much attention recently.
His artwork can be seen at The Richards Gallery at 3964 Main Rd. 4Corners Tiverton, Rhode Island, and the Chrysalis Gallery at 2 Main St. Southampton, New York. Currently you can also view some of his art work at Freestones on William St. in New Bedford.
His travels to the Serengeti Plain in Tanzania, Alexandria and Giza in Egypt, the Royal palace in Rabat and Marrakech in Morocco, and the island of Crete have yielded some of his most interesting studies in light. He has also found Paris and Venice sources of inspiration.
“Everywhere I have traveled I have found the light to be different and exciting.”
“I want my paintings to go beyond the mere representation of light, shape and color to reveal the emotional rhythms, impressions and sheer delight in what the planet has to offer. I want to share my passion for these places I’ve traveled.”
I am trying for a spontaneous ‘seizing’ of the information before me and translating this into a particular picture making vocabulary with Nature as the teacher.