Welcome to “PaintingsbyRick”, original paintings by Rick Schimpf. The artwork on this site consist of a variety of paintings on canvas. Landscape and seascape impressions are the primary themes. The art may be considered fine art, wall art, or some other art form. Whatever category you identify my paintings to be, my goal is to provide a pleasant, memorable impression and viewing experience.

My story is ...............

Artist Statement

Many artists before me have recognized, interpreted, and applied their interpretation of what they see using techniques studied and developed from influences of others. You may detect some influence in my work by painters such as Thomas Moran or more recent artists like Christopher Clark and Lee Boynton. I’m self-taught and learn by reading about and viewing works of many artists including Monet. I believe my studies have allowed me to explore and adapt techniques that provide me with the opportunity to communicate my unbiased interpretation of the beautiful world in which we live. So much emphasis is given to the ugly side of life in our daily lives but I believe there is much good and God given beauty that merits attention.

My main themes are landscape and seascape scenery. Some paintings are actual locations. Most of my paintings are imaginary places. All of my paintings are my interpretations of reference material gathered from every possible source.

 


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The most recent exhibitions of my work include shows sponsored by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County including artwork at the BWI Airport, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and the What’s Up Media office lobby in Annapolis, Maryland. Additionally, I’ve had paintings in exhibits at the Benfield Galley in Severna Park, Maryland. I’ve exhibited on my own and my work appears at several on-line galleries.

Although I dabbled with painting and drawing at various times throughout my life, I began a serious effort to explore and develop my artistic talents after retirement from a profession in Information Technology in 2007. As mentioned in my "Artist Statement", I'm self-taught. You may detect some influence in my work by painters such as Thomas Moran or more recent artists like Christopher Clark and Lee Boynton.  I've learned by reading about and viewing works of many artists including Masters such as Monet. I’ve concentrated my efforts and time to specific areas of interests. By doing so, I believe I’ve developed a unique quality to my work that perhaps would not have evolved otherwise. My paintings are primarily landscape and seascape scenes with an occasional venture into other interests.

My paintings have received awards and have been shown or written about in newspapers such as “The Baltimore Sun”, “The Maryland Gazette”, and “The Pasadena Voice”. I am a member of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and have had my paintings published in their newsletter.