Plein Air paint-out welcomes international artist

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 09:01 AM.

She’s painted plein air landscapes and portraits in Ireland, Morocco and Italy.

Richard’s uncle served as a gateway into the world of painting and taught the young artist the basics of drawing and the rules of perspective.

In school, Richards was assigned to help out with the artsy side of class projects and received encouragement from his teachers. This inspired Richards to teach others whenever possible and remains one of his favorite parts of the local event. He encourages up-and-coming artists to talk with him about art and it’s not uncommon for him to find new students at the many festivals he attends.

“These festivals have taken off astronomically and have brought more recognition to art,” he said.

The Wetroom

This year, the Plein Air Wetroom, which acts as a gallery and central hub for the duration of the 10-day event, is situated on Reid Avenue and was loaned to the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition by George and Hilda Duren.

The two-story building has been remodeled to provide ample space for the participating artists and their work.

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