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:

Richard Mills and Alex Robinson @ 56 MAIN
56 Main Street Delhi NY
Opening Reception Thursday, July 5, 5-8PM
Gallery open July 5, 12-8PM
Open Saturdays, 12-5PM thru Sept 3
other days by appt or chance

Getting the Catskills in Paint: Richard Mills
Honest Brook Music Festival
Come to a concert, see the art
1885 Honest Brook Rd, Meredith NY
Saturday, July 14th, 8pm: Yevgeny Kutik, violin & Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Saturday, July 21, 8pm: Do-Hyun Kim, piano
Sunday, August 5, 4pm: Benedict Kloeckner, cello & Andrew Armstrong, piano
Sunday, August 12, 4pm: Zora String Quartet

The Paint Goes On! - Six New Members
Blue Mountain Gallery
July 31 - August 18, 2018
530 West 25th Street NYC 4th floor
Reception: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 5 - 8PM

7th Annual Bovina Open Barn & Studio Tour
Saturday August 18, 2018 10am - 4pm

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

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

For more images and videos of ecoart works: