Nikki Sedacca Gallery is pleased to present nationally acclaimed artist Linda Richichi’s newest body of work in a solo exhibition, “Escape to the Vineyard.” Martha’s Vineyard landscapes and sometimes surprising colors in the sky and water inspire this current collection of fine art landscape paintings.
Richichi received her bachelor’s degree in fine art from SUNY in 1994 and discovered her passion for plein air painting by 2001. By painting on-site and in the moment, each brush mark holds true energy, creating a landscape that is pure and calm. Oil paint glides from Richichi’s brush to canvas or panel in an energetic and seemingly spontaneous manner, yet the intuitive calculation of each each stroke is unmistakable.
Richichi’s work embodies the essence of landscape and illuminates the romantic notion of comfort by Mother Nature.
Richichi is a member of the Oil Painters of America and a signature member of the California Plein Air Painters, and New York and International Plein Air Painters. Notably, in 2012, Richichi was voted National Best Intuitive Artist at About.com. In addition to oil painting, Richichi has received considerable attention for her work in pastel, including exhibiting at the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City with the Pastel Society of America.
“Since 2002, painting en plein air has helped me to experience and capture the energy of light,” Richichi says. “The smaller outdoor studies are used for reference, to create larger studio paintings that contain the higher vibrations found in nature. Capturing the energy using rich colors is a vital step in bringing the outdoor feeling inside.”
For more information about the pieces that will be featured in the show, or to learn more about the gallery and Linda Richichi, visit www.nikkisedaccagallery.com. Richichi will offer a painting demonstration in the courtyard behind Nikki Sedacca Gallery in the heart of Nevin Square on Thursday, June 28. “Escape to the Vineyard” will be on view June 29 – July 16, 2018.