Acrylic Paintings to Digital Arts.

About Rick


Born in Columbus, Ohio, I am a self-taught, Pittsburgh contemporary acrylics painter and digital artist. I began painting after my move to South Florida in 1982. While the 1980s brought about a change in art, design and architecture, no place was it more evident than in Miami. I was inspired by area's diversity in the arts, architecure and culture and it continues to inspire to this day. Over the years, I have shown my art at various venues in FL, CO, PA, CA, MI and locations nationwide.


1988-1990 Banyan Yacht & Dining Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (sole artist for the club complex)
1989 Sun Bank lobby & teller stations, N. Miami and Kendall, FL, (sole artist displayed)
1989 Los Olas Art Fair, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1989-1990 Lobby art for Storer Communications, Inc., N. Miami, FL
1990 Boca Raton Arts Festival, Boca Raton, FL
2011-2016 'Art All Night', Pittsburgh, PA
2012 'Spring Loaded: The Art of New Life', Extra Life Studio & Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2012-2015 Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2015 ISAP International Show, Santa Cruz, CA
2015 Louisville Artists Association Fine Arts Show, Louisville, CO
2015-2017 Crooked Tree Art Center D’Art for Art, Traverse City, MI
2015 Art Spectrum-Art Basel, Miami, FL
2016 Art Lore Studio, Erie, PA
2015-2021 ‘Art Ability’, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA


International Society of Acrylic Painters – US
Acrylic Painters USA – Florida
Pittsburgh Artist Registry


My work is primarily about awakening the senses with color and the many forms color takes. It encompasses free-flowing forms, angularity, hard edges or all of it in combination. Influences such as geographics (Miami), architecture (Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Phillip Johnson), noteworthy artists (Stella, Vasarely, Warhol, Max, Kandinsky), design (Bauhaus) and other art forms that support these influences help me in my vision of my next piece.

"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable." 

George Bernard Shaw