Acrylic Abstracts to Realism.

About Rick


Born in Columbus, Ohio, I am a self-taught, Pittsburgh contemporary acrylics painter. I began painting after my move to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1982. The 1980s brought about a change in art, design and architecture and no place was it more evident than in Miami. I was so inspired by it all, I wanted to be part of it. Miami's diversity in the arts led to my need to be diverse in my varied styles of painting. Committing to an individual style of painting, for me, leads to boredom. For me, the process of creating should be as fun and enjoyable as for those collecting art, or it will be evident in my final piece. Over the years, I have shown my art at various venues in FL, CO, PA, CA, MI and other 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
2015-2018 ‘Art Ability’, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA


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


I paint so my work can be enjoyed. My paintings don't make a statement, incite anger or aggression. They are not full of hatred. There is no agenda, hidden or otherwise. I want people to enjoy them just as they are. I find painting so more enjoyable when it lacks controversy (although there are pieces that handle controversy very well, without being offensive).

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

George Bernard Shaw