Richard Kirk Mills -  Paintings,  Prints,  Environmental art

In 2010 I returned to painting full time after a fourteen year commitment to ecoart and environmental art projects. My intention from 1996 to 2010 was to merge my activism and my art in response to critical local landscape issues i.e. wetlands degradation and habitat loss, primarily through rehabilitation, community engagement and narrative strategies in the NJ Meadowlands.

The new studio work continues themes of earlier paintings: houses, working landscapes, gardens, the relationship of structure to landscape and a sense of familiar places which has now expanded into the western Catskill mountains of New York.

The painting process and the process of perception becomes increasingly central to this work. My painting style, considered in the tradition of painterly realists i.e.; Fairfield Porter, Lois Dodd, Jane Freilicher, et al, continues to evolve.

Current and upcoming group and solo exhibitions:

New Members Exhibit
Blue Mountain Gallery
July 31 - August 18, 2018
530 West 25th Street NYC 4th floor

Solo exhibition
October 5 - October 29, 2018
Reception: Saturday, October 6, 3 - 6 PM
Longyear Gallery
785 Main Street
Margaretville, N.Y. 12455
11 - 4 Fri., Sun., Holiday Mondays
10 - 5 Saturdays
www.longyeargallery.org

Longyear Gallery
ongoing, rotating group exhibit
785 Main Street
Margaretville, N.Y. 12455
11 - 4 Fri., Sun., Holiday Mondays
10 - 5 Saturdays
www.longyeargallery.org

For more images and videos of ecoart works:

ecoartweb.wixsite.com/ecoartnetwork
and
www.teaneckcreek.org/ecoart-gallery/
also
www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1DwqyqZFVI
and
www.youtube.com/watch?v=515LKqXX0iM
and
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLQd3GyTIMk