Rick Whalen Artist
I was seven when I began my art studies with my mother, a graduate of the
University of Buffalo Fine Arts and Albright-Knox. There she studied and
worked with Ben Stahl.|
I lived in Montreal, Ca., Baghdad, Iraq, Buenos Aires, Argentina and
traveled through Europe on vacations.
After years of working in acrylics with R.R. Robinson in his beach studio, I
fell in love with the transparency of watercolor. I have been plein air
painting with Jan MacFarlane since 1990 and enhanced my skills with Taylor
Ikin, Bryan Ateyo, Tom Lynch, Tom Jones and Martha Mans.
I am fascinated with the houses in Key West and the "colors of the
Caribbean". Much of my art incorporates these. I have several painting
styles that I use to achieve the desired impact. Above all, I want to bring
the viewer into the painting, then allow them to complete "the picture".
The majority of my work is in transparent watercolor and acrylics, using
palette knife, brushes, and pouring techniques. I am dedicated to the
concept that original art should be enjoyed and affordable to all.
I have shown frequently over the past few years, taking an honorable mention
in 2002 at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art fall show, and the Florida Water
Color Society Show in Ocala and Tampa, Florida.
My work is in private collections primarily on the east coast and in
Florida. I currently work out of my studio at Art Lofts Studios with 16
other noted artists in St. Petersburg, Florida.
New Artwork added May 3, 2020|
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