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, primarily restoration 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.

Ongoing and upcoming group and solo exhibitions:

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

Mills: Printmaking survey @ Fisher's Barn
Stagecoach Run Art Festival 2017
July 1 & 2 from 10 - 5 PM
Route 14 in Treadwell, NY

Roxbury Arts Group: For Arts Sake Auction
Silent Auction of Fine Art
Saturday, July 15, 3:00 pm
Preview Week: Saturday, July 8 – Friday, July 14
Roxbury, NY

Blue Mountain Gallery Summer Show: Gallery Artists
Opening reception Thursday, Aug 3, 5 - 8PM
Blue Mountain Gallery
520 West 25th Street, NYC
Exhibit: August 1 - 19

Vision Quest Seven @ Green Kill
Opening reception: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 5 - 7pm
Exhibition Aug 5 - 27
229 Greenkill Ave., Kingston, NY

Bovina Open Barn & Studio Day
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10am - 4pm
Bovina, NY

Thinking Big: Blue Mountain Gallery Artists
Westbeth Gallery
55 Bethune Street, NYC
November 2017

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