ART by Kent Richins
On display May 19 through June 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 19 - 5:30-7:30pm
Kent Richins has been painting as a hobby since he was six years old and has produced approximately 215 oil and 85 watercolor paintings. Kent states, “I have had no formal painting education and have learned by trial and mostly error.” His work has been exhibited in numerous shows and has received various awards. He typically paints people, wildlife, landscapes, outer space, abstract, and an occasional nude. Many of his landscapes are “Plein-Air” pieces (painted outdoors on location). He especially enjoys painting with watercolors while backpacking in the Big Horn Mountains. His paintings range from very detailed brush work to bold thick abstracts created with palette knives. Most pieces are of personal subject matters. Kent also produces 3-D pieces using natural substances such as wood and rocks to create depictions of landscapes. He uses art as an escape and way to express himself. His oil paintings are generally priced between $500.00 and $5,000.00.