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.

Ongoing and upcoming group and solo exhibitions:

Thinking Big: Blue Mountain Gallery Artists
Westbeth Gallery
55 Bethune Street, NYC
closing party: Nov 25 4-6PM
exhibit runs Nov 2 - 25, 2017
Hours for the exhibition : Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 6 PM.

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

Small Works
Roxbury Arts Center
Roxbury, Ny
November 18 – January 6. 2018
Walt Meade Gallery
Tu - Sat, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm,
and by appointment

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