RICHARD OVERSMITH

"Vero Surf"
"Vero Surf"

36" x 48" Oil on Linen

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"To Beach Their Own"
"To Beach Their Own"

10" x 14" Gouache

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"Sunflowers"
"Sunflowers"

21" x 21" Oil on Linen

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"Sun Filled Grove"
"Sun Filled Grove"

16" x 24" Oil on Linen

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SOLD "Protected"
SOLD "Protected"

9" x 14" Gouache

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"Palm Breeze"
"Palm Breeze"

13" x 9" Gouache

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"Ocean Breeze"
"Ocean Breeze"

30" x 40" Oil on Linen

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"Hillside Garden"
"Hillside Garden"

9" x 13" Gouache

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"Harbor Colors"
"Harbor Colors"

9" x 13" Gouache

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"Glorious Garden"
"Glorious Garden"

10" x 10" Gouache

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"Gleaming Harbor"
"Gleaming Harbor"

40" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"Field Edge"
"Field Edge"

24" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"Evening Glimmer"
"Evening Glimmer"

30" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"Distant Shores In The Azores"
"Distant Shores In The Azores"

39" x 49" Oil on Linen

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"Dahlias"
"Dahlias"

24" x 20" Oil on Linen

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"Beach Play"
"Beach Play"

10" x 13" Gouache

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"Resplendent Reflections"
"Resplendent Reflections"

26" x 31" Oil on Linen

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"Nasturtiums"
"Nasturtiums"

22" x 16" Gouache

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"Poppies"
"Poppies"

10" x 10" Gouache

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"Colorful Harbor"
"Colorful Harbor"

16" x 16" Gouache

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"Pleasant Breeze"
"Pleasant Breeze"

10" x 16" Gouache

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"Placid Harbor"
"Placid Harbor"

30" x 36" Oil on Linen

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"Palms and Nymphaea"
"Palms and Nymphaea"

60" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"Ocean Winds"
"Ocean Winds"

36" x 48" Oil on Linen

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"Al Fresco"
"Al Fresco"

20" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"Seaside Abode"
"Seaside Abode"

30" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"A New Day"
"A New Day"

22" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"The French Garden"
"The French Garden"

24" x 20" Oil on Linen

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"Thames Shimmer"
"Thames Shimmer"

30" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"Surfside Rest"
"Surfside Rest"

30" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"Summer Flowers"
"Summer Flowers"

36" x 48" Oil on Linen

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"Riverside Sky Drama"
"Riverside Sky Drama"

24" x 18" Oil on Linen

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"River Avon, Salisbury"
"River Avon, Salisbury"

24" x 22" Oil on Linen

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"Paris Petit Dejeuner"
"Paris Petit Dejeuner"

16" x 20" Oil on Linen

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"Moonrise Serenade"
"Moonrise Serenade"

22" x 28" Oil on Linen

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"Lunchtime Place du Forum Arles"
"Lunchtime Place du Forum Arles"

40" x 30" Oil on Linen

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"Late Day Harbor"
"Late Day Harbor"

30" x 24" Oil on Linen

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"Italian Garden"
"Italian Garden"

16" x 16" Oil on Linen Panel

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SOLD "Sarlat Sunflowers"
SOLD "Sarlat Sunflowers"

Oil on Linen Panel 40" x 36"

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"Fruit and Roses"
"Fruit and Roses"

30" x 30" Oil on Linen

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Richard received formal training in fine art and illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While at Kendall, he was invited to study at the Royal College of Art in London, England. There he gained experience in plein art painting and found direction in his work as an oil painter. He graduated from Kendall College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1995 and moved back to his home state of North Carolina to pursue his dream of becoming a professional artist.

The natural beauty of western North Carolina has proven to offer infinite inspiration for Richard's impressionistic landscapes. From rolling mountains to abundant waterfalls, the majestic Biltmore Estate to a simple farm scene, this region evokes the artist's muse. Richard finds inspiration not only at home but in his many travels. He has painted all over the USA and has recently spent six months living and painting in Brittany, France. Whether at home or abroad, Richard surrounds himself in the elements of the scene while painting, in ture "en plein air" fashion. In the studio, his sense of vision and mood guide him to produce still lifes ranging from the classic to the imaginative.

Richard's purpose in painting is to provoke the viewer to interact with his pieces. His paintings are his voice, and stroke by stroke, he composes a whole that relates his vision. Richard works in oil on linen, a medium compatible with the passion he puts into his creation. He strives to achieve a mood in every painting through the use of such visual stimuli as color, edges, value and drawing. He has derived his style from the lifelong study of past masters, the influence of contemporary painters he admires, and elements that have evolved from deep within himself. He allows the setting to speak to him, creating only as many brushstrokes as are needed for the viewer's eyes to understand and connect.