Biography

 

Richard Levine is a painter and photographer whose professional career has spanned more than 30 years in the graphic arts
working for prominent design firms and corporate clients.  He studied oil painting for four years with artists Alan Turner and
Andrew Lattimore.  Extensive travel throughout the United States, Europe and Asia have formed the foundation for his personal
work.  "I'm interested in exploring the harmonious effects of light, texture, shape and color and presenting these qualities in ways
that evoke memory and spirit".

 

Richard has exhibited widely on the East Coast from Virginia to Maine in both solo and group shows.  In 2005 he won a NY State
Certificate of Merit for his exhibit: India, A Traveler's Reflections.  He has done photo documentary work in the refugee camps of
Darfur with the International Medical Corps and in Mississippi with Mississippi State Univ and The Anne E. Casey Foundation. His
work is held in both private and public collections.

Artist's  Statement

 

For the past several years I have concentrated on one of my favorite techniques: pastel.  From color studies, sketches and photos
made in the field I produce a finished work on heavy sanded pastel paper.  Pastel is a wonderful medium for capturing the color
of light and air;  when holding a stick of pure pigment in one's hand, ideas and emotions seem to flow more easily and intuitively
from the brain to the hand to the paper.

 

I like to paint in places where the weather, the traditions and the geography still dominate;  where these elements identify and
characterize a locale.  Where I can still connect to what has gone before and one feels an authentic "sense of place".

 

                                                                                 Selected Exhibitions

2013
Les Beaux Arts Gallery, Greenwich, CT, Sep, 2013 - "Journeys" solo exhibit of pastel landscapes of Scotland and the American Southwest.
Gallery B, Bethesda, MD,  Mar, 2013 - Group show, 3 painters.  Exhibited 12 Maine pastel landscapes.

2012

Gallery B, Bethesda, MD,  Feb, 2012 - Group show, "2 + 2"  two painters and two photographers,  exhibited 10 pastels.

2011

Les Beaux Arts Gallery, Greenwich, CT,  Nov, 2011 - Solo exhibit of pastel landscapes, Maine, Italy and the American West.
Hartmann Gallery, Blue Hill, ME,  Jun - Aug, 2011 - Recent paintings, four artist show, exhibited Maine landscapes.

2010

Deer Isle Artists Assoc, ME,  Dec, 2010 - Group show, exhibited pastel landscapes.
Oerth Gallery, Alexandria, VA,  Oct - Nov, 2010 - "A Sense of Place"  solo exhibit of pastel landscapes, Maine, Italy.
International Artist Magazine,  Nov, 2010 - Floral pastel published.
Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria, VA,  Jan & May, 2010 - Group shows, exhibited six pastel paintings.

2009

Les Beaux Arts Gallery, Greenwich, CT,  Nov - Dec, 2009 - "Parallel Views" solo show of acrylic and pastel paintings.
Oerth Gallery, Alexandria, VA,  Nov, 2009 - Won overall "Best in Show" among 60 artists exhibiting.

2008

Metropolitan Gallery, Arlington, VA,  Nov, 2008, - Group show, exhibited watercolor and pastel.
Les Beaux Arts Gallery, Greenwich, CT,  Nov - Dec, 2008 - "In Shiva's Presence" solo exhibit of watercolor and pastel.
MAG Gallery, Larchmont, NY,  Jun, 2008 - Mixed watercolor, pastel and silkscreen in a three artist show.
Bhoomi Gallery, Bedford Hills, NY, Mar, 2008 - "In Shiva's Presence"  solo exhibit watercolor and pastel.

2007

Les Beaux Arts Gallery, Greenwich, CT, Nov, 2007 - Solo exhibit, European landscapes, oil and watercolor.
Jones Library, Amherst, MA, Oct - Nov, 2007 - Solo photo exhibit in conjunction with Darfur project at Smith College.
MAG Gallery, Larchmont, NY Sep, 2007 - "September Song" group show inaugurating new gallery, exhibited oils.
The 92nd St. Y, NYC, Jan - Mar, 2007 - "My Name is Adam" solo exhibit on the refugee camps in Eastern Chad/Darfur.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC, Feb, 2007 - Darfur photo displayed in permanent collection.

2006

MAG Gallery, Larchmont, NY, Dec, 2006 - Group show, exhibited oil landscapes.
Les Beaux Arts Gallery, Greenwich, CT, Apr, 2006 - Solo show, landscape paintings.
Columbia University, NYC, Mar, 2006 - Presented Darfur slide show at refugee conference.
Clinton Global Initiative, NYC, Sep, 2006 - Exhibited Darfur photos during four day conference.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC, Mar, 2006 - Narrate and present my photographic essay on the Darfur refugee camps.

2005

Westchester Community College, NY, Oct, 2005 - "Visions of Nature" group show to benefit the Lady Bird Johnson Native Plant Center.
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, Apr, 2005 - Juried group show, exhibited oil landscapes.
Oresman Gallery, Larchmont, NY, Mar, 2005 - Exhibited photographic essay, India, A Traveler's Reflections.

 

Member:     The Pastel Society of America,  Del Ray Artisans, VA,  Deer Isle Artists Assoc, ME
Awards:      Nov, 2010  Pastel still life published in International Artist magazine
                  Dec, 2009  Won "Best in Show" Oerth Gallery among 60 exhibiting artists, awarded a solo show
                  Feb, 2007  Darfur photo selected for permanent exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
                  Jan, 2006  Photographers Forum Best of 2005 Annual, photograph from India published
                  Mar, 2005  Received NY State Assembly Certificate of Merit for photo exhibit on India
Publication: Fall, 2013  Grey Sparrow Literary Journal -  Featured cover artist
                 

 

 Represented By: Davis & Company Fine Art, Houston TX  www.dandcgallery.com
                          Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale AZ 
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