Please join us for our Saturday Artist Spotlight featuring Richard Schloss at the Brooks Institute Screening Room in Ventura. All ages welcome!
California, with its ever-changing seas and rugged mountains, has long attracted plein air painters. A movement of landscape painters known as The Oak Group has done more than chronicle our state's beauty; their works bring attention to the need for preservation of our open spaces. Chief among these artists is Richard Schloss, a master of the genre who is known for his impressive treatment of light. Richard earned his MFA in Fine Arts in 1979 and BA in Italian in 1981 from UC Santa Barbara. He remained in Santa Barbara for many years before relocating to Marin County. The Museum of Ventura County has at present an exhibition of Richard's paintings that runs through March 22. In its promotional material, the museum writes, "His exceptional and dramatic treatment of light creates and captures a moment in time that evokes memories of an unspoiled California."
His paintings, now usually created on large canvases and in his studio, often reflect the deep shadows and ephemeral nature of mist and water-splashed coastlines. Please join us as Donna Granata and Richard Schloss explore the life and art of this extraordinary painter.