Kirk Richards | Oil
Philosophy on Art
I paint traditional artwork in the tradition of the Boston impressionists which is a synthesis of academic drawing and impressionist color. I paint imagery that is inspired by nature and is modeled after the great art of the past.
Why do you do what you do?
I paint to edify the viewer with positive imagery and to glorify God by doing positive uplifting work which show the beauty of creation. I strive to produce works of excellence that are beautiful and complete.
What kind of art attracts you?
Traditional art which is masterfully executed and beautifully designed, primarily work by the masters of the past and work which carries on those traditions.
What is the question you never want to be asked regarding your art?
Its not a question but a statement, “your work looks like a photograph.”
How do you know when a piece/series is finished?
When it is complete.
If you could interview any artist (living or dead) who would it be?
William Bouguereau (1825-1905) and Rembrandt