RICHARD OVERSMITH

SOLD "Above, Beyond"
SOLD "Above, Beyond"

40" x 60" Oil on Linen

SOLD "The Sailing Lesson"
SOLD "The Sailing Lesson"

30" x 36" Oil on Linen

"The French Garden"
"The French Garden"

24" x 20" Oil on Linen

"Thames Shimmer"
"Thames Shimmer"

30" x 30" Oil on Linen

"Surfside Rest"
"Surfside Rest"

30" x 30" Oil on Linen

SOLD "Summer Sun"
SOLD "Summer Sun"

40" x 40" Oil on Linen

"Summer Flowers"
"Summer Flowers"

36" x 48" Oil on Linen

SOLD "Summer Awakening"
SOLD "Summer Awakening"

36" x 36" Oil on Linen

SOLD "St. Marks Basilica"
SOLD "St. Marks Basilica"

12" x 16" Oil on Linen Panel

"Riverside Sky Drama"
"Riverside Sky Drama"

24" x 18" Oil on Linen

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

24" x 22" Oil on Linen

"Red, Spinnaker"
"Red, Spinnaker"

30" x 24" Oil on Linen

SOLD "Path In The Garden, Italy"
SOLD "Path In The Garden, Italy"

15" x 10" Gouache

"Paris Petit Dejeuner"
"Paris Petit Dejeuner"

16" x 20" Oil on Linen

SOLD "Night Cafe, Provence"
SOLD "Night Cafe, Provence"

20" x 20" Oil on Linen

"Moonrise Serenade"
"Moonrise Serenade"

22" x 28" Oil on Linen

"Moonlight Dancing On The Surf"
"Moonlight Dancing On The Surf"

36" x 36" Oil on Linen

SOLD "Mediterranean Waters"
SOLD "Mediterranean Waters"

24" x 20" Oil on Linen

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

40" x 30" Oil on Linen

SOLD "Lunch in Paris"
SOLD "Lunch in Paris"

10" x 14" Gouache

"Late Day Harbor"
"Late Day Harbor"

30" x 24" Oil on Linen

SOLD "July Day In Mousehole"
SOLD "July Day In Mousehole"

24" x 24" Oil on Linen

SOLD "Hollyhocks by the Sea"
SOLD "Hollyhocks by the Sea"

14" x 10" Gouache

"Italian Garden"
"Italian Garden"

16" x 16" Oil on Linen Panel

"Harbor Morning"
"Harbor Morning"

16 3/8" x 23 3/8" Oil on Linen

"Fruit and Roses"
"Fruit and Roses"

30" x 30" Oil on Linen

SOLD "French Fields"
SOLD "French Fields"

20" x 24" Oil on Linen

"Dahlias In Monets Garden"
"Dahlias In Monets Garden"

30" x 24" Oil on Linen

"Clearing In The Trees"
"Clearing In The Trees"

14" x 18" Oil on Linen Panel

"Cadaques Colors"
"Cadaques Colors"

16" x 20" Oil on Linen Panel

"Beach Path Shimmer"
"Beach Path Shimmer"

14" x 18" Oil on Linen Panel

"Approaching Storm, Bermuda"
"Approaching Storm, Bermuda"

10" x 16" Gouache

"Sarlat Sunflowers"
"Sarlat Sunflowers"

Oil on Linen Panel 40" x 36"

"Glistening Shore"
"Glistening Shore"

Oil on Linen Panel 48" x 36"

"View From The Hill, France"
"View From The Hill, France"

Oil on Linen Panel 36" x 48"

"A Walk Through Arles"
"A Walk Through Arles"

Oil on linen panel, 14" x 14"

SOLD "Day at the Beach"
SOLD "Day at the Beach"

Oil on linen panel, 16" x 16"

SOLD "Summer Approaches"
SOLD "Summer Approaches"

Oil on linen, 18" x 16"

"French Pink Roses"
"French Pink Roses"

Oil on linen panel, 12" x 16"

SOLD "The Sounds of Waves"
SOLD "The Sounds of Waves"

Oil on linen panel, 12" x 12"

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.