My name is Richard Derwitsch, but you can call me Rick.

I have been painting for most of my life and have shown in galleries around Connecticut and neighboring states for over 30 years. It is a pleasure to share my work with you here on ArtFire.

I love going out into nature and capturing the beauty and peace that I experience there in my paintings. Working from life, in the plein air tradition, is my preferred technique. I sometimes work in the studio and even there I prefer to work from life and that is where my still life work is mostly born.

I also play guitar and have been trained in the classical methods. I love to write music too and plan to share that with you at some time in the future too.

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Thanks again.

~ Rick

artwork by Richard Derwitsch

Fine Art - Prints and Originals

Greetings and welcome to my studio. My name is Rick and I've been painting since I was a teenager ... that's over 40 years now (which is a little hard to believe).

I love spending time in nature and capturing the beauty and peace that I experience there in color and form, light and shadow. I work in the studio too, creating the occasional still life or fanciful drawing, especially when the weather is less than agreeable.

My hope is that the simple joy that I experience in creating these works is conveyed through them to you.
Thanks for visiting and have a creative day!

~ Rick