“For Sail”
Oil on Linen
40 x 32 in
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About the artist:
Rick Dickinson grew up in upstate New York where he painted as a teenager.  He left art behind to earn an engineering degree and pursue a career in construction that began in Chicago and finished in Philadelphia with several stops between.  He always thought he’d return to painting and was able to do so upon the sale of his business in 2007.
Rick attended many workshops, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and The Maine College of Art and studied American impressionism as practiced by the Cape School and taught by Lois Griffel.  More recently he has extensively studied impressionism in the style of the Boston School as taught by Paul Ingbretson at his studio in New Hampshire.
Rick says, “I especially enjoy the challenge of capturing the smash of light and true color while thoroughly rendering the scene or object before me.  People often ask what my favorite subject is.  To which I answer whatever I’m working on at the moment.  It might be a landscape, portrait or still life. It makes no difference.”
“For me, a still life begins with a familiar object, a model ship that I’ve built, an old fly rod, even a handful of origami birds, to which I’ll add anything to create a story and strengthen the design.”
“I can’t wait for tomorrow.  This stuff gets more exciting every day.”

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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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