The Arts Colony at the Corona Heritage Park is proud to announce our newest show, Wings is now open. This show features over 120 pieces from more than 40 local artists. We are honored to have award winning artist Richard Stergulz jury our show.
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."
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 and began his successful commercial art career. After 12 years of doing commercial art, Richard felt it was time to hone his fine art style.
“Do what you love, only then will you love what you do.”
Lastly, Richard admires John Singer Sargent for his portrait work. “His portraits give a sense of reality but still have a painterly style, which I hope to aspire to.”
Richard works in oils on masonite board. His work is mostly figurative and he has started plein air painting as much as possible. Richard teaches class four days a week, as well as doing demos for most of the Art Associations in San Diego and Riverside counties.
Richard's work hangs in Santa Monica and Idyllwild, California. His paintings have won numerous awards from Best of Show to People's Choice and he was recently featured in an episode of Colour In Your Life.
Please join us at The Art House on Sunday, January 31 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for our Wings Show Reception where we will announce the show winners and hand out awards. Rain or shine- bring a friend and help us celebrate all our talented artists and the beautiful work they are exhibiting in our show.