About the Artist:
“For me, painting is a pilgrimage – a journey into the mystery of creation and, through that sacred path, ultimately a journey into the deepest reaches of my soul.
  Whether I am painting in the breathtaking Hudson Valley, near Italian castles, or on a sun-drenched beach in Florida, Maui or Costa Rica, my paintings capture the underlying brilliance – the spiritual energy – that underlies all of nature.    Painting “en plein air”, absorbed into nature’s grand but silent communication, with all of my senses acting as ready receptors to whatever might be presented to me, further enhances my mission of discovery.

  With intuition leading the way, I avoid focusing on too many details to allow for a total immersion of myself into the “greater self” that surrounds me. Slowly, the world of form and color merges and shifts, separates and impresses, the whole dissolving into an insistent mood of pure energy.

    It is this distillation of both what is seen and not seen that I attempt to capture on my canvas.   When a mixture of color and form resonates in my being, when I feel that I am at one with nature and that my painting is reflecting that union, then I feel a sense of spiritual awakening.  The magic is there and the painting is complete.

  In the end, it is my hope that through my painting I have passed along a bit of the mystery to you.”
Visit www.LindaRichichi.com to receive a free online painting lesson, view more work, find out where she is exhibiting, or where the next workshop will be held.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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