Featured Artwork: Rick Dickinson
In the Wind
24 x 36 in.
Oil on Linen
Available through the artist
In the Wind began as a plein air painting completed on a Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine annual art trip this particular year a cruise up the Rhine River and visit to Amsterdam. Also included was a pre-trip for painters who enjoyed several days painting in Bruges, Belgium and Zaandam, Netherlands. Zaandam is the site of a windmill museum, Molenmuseum, depicted restored antique windmills, one of which actual ground pigments for Rembrandt and grinds pigments offered for sale today. You can learn more about the annual art trips through the magazine.
At the 2019 Lincoln Arts Festival on Southport, Maine, Rick volunteered to demonstrate for the three days of the show and chose to start this studio painting using his plein air study and a photograph as references. He was at the show in front of his easel, engrossed in the work when he felt the presence of someone behind him. There was a couple paying close attention and clearly interested. The gentleman’s face light up with delight. The painting brought back fond memories of his being stationed near Zaandam after the war. Rick and the couple were even more delighted that Rick was able to gift them the plein air study.
Rick grew up in upstate New York, enjoyed a career as an executive in the construction industry, and now paints full time. He maintains studios in Lawrence, MA, and Southport, ME, and has many years of workshop and atelier training at The Ingbretson Studio of Painting and Drawing. His artistic goal at this time is to simply refine his craft to be the very best he can possible be when he tips over. The quest to capture the beauty of nature is a lifelong journey. The appeal is that the results never fully meet the objective, and his truth is that he hopes the two never meet because then the learning may stop and the game may be over.
To see more of Rick’s work visit DickinsonArt.com.
Or call him at 207-350-5772 to arrange a studio visit.