Richard Stergulz-Figurative and Portrait PainterArtist directory :: Richard Stergulz-Figurative and Portrait Painter
Richard's paintings are realistic with a touch of Russian Impressionism. They tell a story and show the essence of the subject. Commissions are available.
Richard 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 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...
| ||My passion is painting the figure. Everyone has a story and I like to reveal it in my paintings especially through the eyes. I also do commissioned portraits.|
| ||I enjoy doing charcoals. They are a great way to keep my drawing and value skills sharp.
| ||A world of Victorian Futurism come to life. Steampunk themed paintings as well as Cosplay portraits. More sketches and paintings on the easel, will post them soon!|
| ||Series of 8 Greek gods and goddesses, each 2 feet by 4 feet. The stories are what inspired the paintings. Each piece is filled with images from the stories, including their animal familiars.|
BlogNew Works and Trading Card SketchesVery excited about my new series of painting. The first one is done, shown here. I used copper leafing around the outside of the painting.
After a busy June, things are a little calmer in July but not much. Lots of things in the works. I have my Greek painting series on display in Old Town Temecula at Parea.
Lots of things going on in June.
Moved my art classes from Fallbrook to Vista, to the ArtBeat on Main Street, classes are monday, wednesday over there. Plein Air still on Thursdays and in Murrieta on Fridays.
Featured Artist at Art Beat on Main Street in May 2013
Thank you to the Art Beat on Main Street Gallery in Vista for allowing me to be their featured artist in May. The opening reception will be on May 18th. Looking forward to meeting many of the artists from the gallery and all the art supporters in and around Vista.
New Class Starting in Vista May 1
Excited to announce a new NEW CLASS on Wednesday's starting May 1 from 3p-6p at Art Beat on Main Street in Vista. http://artbeatonmainstreet.com/ This class is open to all mediums and levels.
I still have my other classes but this one was a good location for those in North San Diego county and the coastline to not have to travel inland to Fallbrook.
Thanks to Kait, Chris and Arthur at Art Beat on Main Street for being so open and enthusiastic to the idea of having me teach a class there.