Richard Kattman 2014 Artist-in-Residence

The 2014 Artist-in-Residence at Fruitlands is Richard Kattman.

Richard’s art comprises abstract and landscape paintings, figure/portrait paintings and drawings, and 35mm/view camera photography. The landscape architecture practice consists of urban design, planning, commercial, industrial, recreation/open space, and fine residential projects.

Here's what he has to say about his art:

Painting and drawing are my passion. Landscape architecture is my profession. I paint large abstract canvases in the open air by the ocean. I paint large-scale portrait and figure paintings in the studio. Landscape paintings are produced in the field in all weather conditions.

My paintings and drawings are about nature, man’s relationship to nature, man’s nature and the nature of painting and drawing. Through color, line, and the creation of form, I search for beauty and meaning in the universe. Drawing allows me to discipline my creative instincts. I try to capture in every model or landscape the energy I envision radiating from the person or object’s core.

Richard's work will be on view at the Wayside Visitor's Center and in the Art Gallery when the museum opens for the Main Season on April 16th.