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									                                            Richard A. Stergulz
                                               Artist Biography

Richard is an Illinois native who by the age of eight knew he wanted to be an artist. He graduated from the
American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1983 and began his successful commercial art career. After 12
years of doing commercial art, Richard felt it was time to hone his fine art style.

Richard moved to California in 1995 and started painting for himself in a realistic style with a touch of
Russian impressionism. "I admire the Russian Impressionists, especially Nickolai Fechin, for their intense
brush strokes that exude passion into their paintings. I also admire Norman Rockwell for his amazing
drawing ability and the volume of work he produced in his lifetime." Lastly, Richard admires John Singer
Sargent for his portrait work. “His portraits give a sense of reality but still have a painterly style, which I
hope to aspire to.”

Richard works in oils on masonite board. His work is mostly figurative and he has started plein air painting
as much as possible. Richard teaches class four days a week, as well as doing demos for most of the Art
Associations in San Diego and Riverside counties.

Richard's work hangs in Santa Monica, Idyllwild and Fallbrook, California in addition to Cody, Wyoming.
His paintings have won numerous awards from Best of Show to People's Choice.

PARTIAL EXHIBIT AND AWARDS HISTORY
2nd Place-Brandon Gallery Portrait Juried Show Fallbrook, May 2012
2nd Place-Professional, Juried Art Show Fallbrook, April 2012
Accepted, Night of 100 Angels, Juried Competition, Laguna Beach, Aug 2011
Accepted, All is Fair in Art Juried Competition, May 2011
1st Place Oils, Fallbrook Art Association Open Juried show, April 2011
Honorable Mention, Higbee Gallery, 6x6 National Juried show, Dec 2010
Best of Show, Fallbrook Art Association Member show, Oct 2010
1st Place Oils, Fallbrook Art Association Member show, Oct 2010
Accepted, Salon International Juried Show, April 2010
Jurors top 100-Salon International Juried Show, April 2009
Award of Excellence-Salon International Juried Show, April 2009
One Man Show, Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, CA Oct 2008
Accepted-Richeson Portrait/Figure Competition, May 2008
1st Place Oils-Grand National Rodeo Art Show, April 2008
One Man Show, Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, CA Nov 2007
Meritus Entry, Richeson 75 Portrait Competition, June 2007
Rising Star Art-Talk Magazine, May 2007
Accepted-Juried National Show, Oil Painters of America, May 2007
Best of Show, Fallbrook Art Assoc open Juried Show, Nov 2006
Judge- Oils-Del Mar Art Fair, San Diego, CA, June 2006
Second Place, Plein Air Festival, Idyllwild, CA, Sept 2005
Featured Artist, Two Babes Gallery, Idyllwild, CA, June 2005
2004 Western Regional Juried Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, Oct 2004
First Place-Oils San Dieguito Miniature Show, CA, July 2004
Juried Non-Members Show, Salmagundi Club, NY, June 2004
Featured Artist, Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook, CA, April 2004

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES
Portrait Master Class, Everett Raymond Kinstler, June 2007
Portrait Class, Watts Atelier, Jeffrey Watts, 2004
                                                                       “Do what you love, only then will
MEMBERSHIPS
Oil Painters of America, Associate Member
                                                                       you love what you do.”
Fallbrook Art Association
Fallbrook Art Center Artist Guild                                                                 Richard Stergulz
Art Alliance of Idyllwild

								
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