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:
Window Artist: Richard Mills
The Art Alliance of Monmouth County
opening reception Sat. April 1, 6 - 8 PM
through April 30
Gallery Hours: 12:00–4:00PM, Tuesday through Saturday.
33 Monmouth Street Red Bank, NJ
ongoing, rotating group exhibit
785 Main Street
Margaretville, N.Y. 12455
11 - 4 Fri., Sun., Holiday Mondays
10 - 5 Saturdays
Plein Air and Beyond
Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center
1 Blue hill Plaza, Pearl River, NY
Exhibition mid Nov. to April 7, 2017
Mills: Prints & Paintings @ Fisher's Barn
Stagecoach Run Art Festival 2017
July 1 & 2 from 10 - 5 PM
Route 14 in Treadwell, NY
Ten Artists Program @ Green Kill
229 Greenkill Ave., Kingston, NY
For more images and videos of ecoart works: