Featured Artist… Richard Kooyman!

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Campfire #2 by Richard Kooyman

How is this for loose? I love how it allows your imagination to run free… This could be a group of friends who get together for big campfires, telling great stories, toasting marshmallows, eating brownies… oh wait. I think I’m hungry… all this talk of food!

Amazing paintings are to be seen on Richard’s website. This man is versatile. I love his trees (yep, that’s a tease, now you have to go look 😉 truly, they are wicked good)!

Here’s a blip about Richard from the **Emily Amy Gallery

The writer James Joyce believed that the best art was that which “grabs the viewer and arrests them and turns their focus outward from themselves.”

It is my hope that others seeing my paintings can focus their attention outward and become moved by the expansive beauty of both the natural environment and the painted surface.

I am deeply influenced by the art of Fairfield Porter, Tom Thompson, William De Kooning, David Hockney and Victor Higgins and all those that search for beauty through paint.

**Please note… the Emily Amy Gallery has since closed. Richard is now represented by the Pryor Fine Art Gallery

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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