Richard Oversmith



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Birches on a Hill by Richard Oversmith
Oil 48 x 40
 
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Dordogne Sunrise by Richard Oversmith
Oil 12 x 16
 
 

 
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Luncheon Under the Grape Arbor 48x60_edited-1 by Richard Oversmith
 
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Spring is in the Air by Richard Oversmith
Oil 30 x 35
 
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Sea Breeze and Still Life by Richard Oversmith
Oil 20 x 16
 
 

 
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Golden Light Harbor by Richard Oversmith
Oil 16 x 20
 
 

 
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Summer's Bounty by Richard Oversmith
Oil 30 x 24
 
 

 
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Roses in May by Richard Oversmith
Oil 24 x 24
 
 

 
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Golden Rows of Sunflowers by Richard Oversmith
Oil 24 x 30
 
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Passing Storm and Bales by Richard Oversmith
Oil 16 x 20
 
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Summer Field by Richard Oversmith
Oil 16 x 20
 
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Summer Clouds Over the Peaks by Richard Oversmith
Oil 30 x 36
 
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April Lilacs by Richard Oversmith
Oil 24 x 20
 
 

 
Richard Oversmith Posted Artwork 
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Edge of the River, Autumn by Richard Oversmith
Oil 40 x 48
 
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Light on the Pond by Richard Oversmith
Oil 40 x 30
 
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Ancient Olive Tree by Richard Oversmith
Oil 20 x 30
 
 

 
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Shimmering Shore by Richard Oversmith
Oil 26 x 26
 
 

 
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Gleaming Harbor by Richard Oversmith
Oil 24 x 20
 
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Richard Oversmith Posted Artwork 
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Barn Sunset by Richard Oversmith
Oil 14 x 14
 
 

 
Richard Oversmith Posted Artwork 
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Richard Oversmith_Winter's Song_20x20_Oil on Linen_$4200.00 by Richard Oversmith
 
 

 
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The Bounty by Richard Oversmith
Oil 48 x 40
 
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Representation


Art Cellar Gallery
Banner Elk, NC - (828) 898-5175

City Art Gallery
Greenville, NC - 252.353.7000

Hagan Fine Art Gallery
Charleston, SC - (843) 901-8124

J M Stringer Gallery of Fine Art
Vero Beach, Florida - 772-231-3900


Recent Blog Posts

Inspired by photo reference.
Posted on 10/15/2012 1:51:22 PM

Week in Belize
Posted on 3/5/2012 2:53:05 PM

Another Hunting Island Painting
Posted on 11/13/2011 10:52:23 PM

New Lowcountry Work
Posted on 11/13/2011 10:15:54 PM

A Finished Painting
Posted on 5/3/2011 12:36:29 PM

Creating Art
Posted on 4/20/2011 10:40:41 PM

Everglades painting
Posted on 4/12/2011 12:18:21 PM

Still life
Posted on 11/30/2010 9:36:39 PM

Cashier follow up and the Easton rundown
Posted on 7/30/2010 10:05:18 AM

Last paintings from Cashiers
Posted on 7/16/2010 4:16:37 PM


Biography
Richard received formal training in Fine Art and Illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While at Kendall he was invited to study at the Royal College of Art in London, England. There he gained experience in plein air painting and found direction in his work as an oil painter. He graduated from Kendall College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1995 and moved back to his home state of North Carolina to pursue his dream of becoming a professional artist.
The natural beauty of Western North Carolina has proven to offer infinite inspiration for Richard's impressionistic landscapes. From rolling mountains to abundant waterfalls, the majestic Biltmore Estate to a simple farm scene, this region evokes the artist’s muse. Richard finds inspiration not only at home but in his many travels. He has painted all over the USA and has taken several trips overseas to France and Itlay. Whether at home or abroad, Richard surrounds himself in the elements of the scene while painting, in true "en plein air" fashion. In the studio, his sense of vision and mood guide him to produce still lifes ranging from the classic to the imaginative.
Richard's purpose in painting is to provoke the viewer to interact with his pieces. His paintings are his voice, and stroke by stroke, he composes a whole that relates his vision. Richard works in oil on linen, a medium compatible with the passion he puts into his creation. He strives to achieve a mood in every painting through the use of such visual stimuli as color, edges, value and drawing. He has derived his style from the lifelong study of past masters, the influence of contemporary painters he admires, and elements that have evolved from deep within himself. He allows the setting to speak [...]

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