This year, Richard had two exhibitions of his work running simultaneously during the month of September.
A show of his Relic Series opened in Riverside, California. This group of paintings are embedded with objects such as leaves, sticks, rocks, gourds, – even a snakeskin. Some are on paper, some on board in a variety of sizes. Richard’s opening was part of the Riverside Artwalk, and he had a good look at the growing art scene in that city.
This That Develops (#34-2009), Mixed Media, 22.5" x 34", $2000
Then Richard jet-setted back home, where an exhibition of his collaborative dream paintings was opening at Piante Gallery in Eureka. Richard and a friend, Madeline McMurray, have been sharing dreams and painting them together for several years. This exhibition showed 18 of their big, 30x44” works, acrylic on paper, a colorful and dynamic exploration of images and interactions.