Richard Schmid, "Sunday Afternoon," 2002, oil, 12 x 20 in.

On view: “Inspiration”
A fine art show featuring paintings by Richard Schmid and his protégés
Bruder House in Keene, New Hampshire / West Wind Fine Art
October 7-8, 2023

The following was written by Kristen Thies, Owner/ CEO West Wind Fine Art:

Former Arts editor of American Art Collector Magazine, Joshua Rose, wrote, “Contemporary realism as a genre owes a deep level of gratitude to the life and career of risk-taker Richard Schmid, who carried the torch for realism throughout several decades until it reemerged in popularity in the mid-1990s.”

Richard’s art and teachings have impacted the lives and careers of artists worldwide. I’m delighted to announce a new show this autumn that showcases his influence on painters and protégés Nancy Guzik, Judy Stach, and the late Timothy R. Thies.

“Inspiration,” a small but mighty art show will feature some of Richard’s most iconic paintings from private collections, along with artworks by Guzik, Stach, and Thies.

The exhibit and sale in the main gallery at the historic, beautifully restored Bruder House will include a group of six or seven Schmid artworks for the two-day exhibition. The grouping will include “Sunday Afternoon,” a masterful oil of Nancy reading, as well as classic landscapes, “Pulyan House in Snow,” “Twin Pines,” and “Winter Barns.” Plus, Richard’s gorgeous monochrome oil of Nancy Sewing, and a few other Schmid still life paintings that have not been seen by the public for over 20 years.

The art show will also include Nancy Guzik’s “Samantha In White,” two of her gorgeous peony oils, and other figurative and still lifes. Plus a few rare oils by Thies, such as “Vermont Stream” and “New Dawn Rose Arbor,” and Judy Stach’s sensitive seascapes and sailboats, “Sail” and “Whispering Winds” —her paintings of the New Jersey shore.

For more details and to purchase artworks, please visit

West Wind Fine Art offers paintings by Richard Schmid, Nancy Guzik, Timothy R. Thies, Daniel J. Keys, Kathy Anderson, Judy Stach, Tina Garrett, and Johanne Mangi.


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