February 24, 2018
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I became interested in Egrets and Herons while living in Sarasota, Florida. I had a special fishing spot that had a blue heron living in the area. I started feeding him fish that were too small to keep so that I could study the way that he caught and ate the fish. He started trying to get the larger fish I put in my bucket so I had to quit feeding him. In this painting I painted an egret who has just caught fish. It takes place in a cypress swamp with two other egrets the background.

Title: Fishing
Size: 48″ x 36″
Price: $6200.00

About Artist

About Richard

Richard developed an interest in nature at an early age by going camping and fishing with his family. His mother was an avid bird watcher, and his father took him fishing often. Fishing helped him develop patience and an eye for doing landscapes. Richard attended The Ringling School of Art and Design, where he fine tuned his eye for landscapes and developed the ability to put what he saw on canvas. He did well in his landscape and drawing classes. Richard is also known for his Tronpe-loeil paintings which he started in 1977. Trompe-loeil roughly translates "To Fool the Eye". His paintings are so realistic that people go up and touch them. Most people are surprised when they find them to be only paint on canvas. People find Richard's landscapes to be relaxing and his Trompe-loiel pieces thought provoking and fun.

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