Richard Potter

Painting the landscape of New Mexico has flowed naturally out of my artistic interest as I grew up with and in the arroyo’s, mountains and hills. It has always felt very natural to explore this landscape in oil painting. For me, these are paintings about feeling, relationship, and connection. I have never really looked at my paintings of New Mexico as being “Realist” or “Representational” paintings. What the landscape and the paintings feel like have as much value as how they look to the eye.

The encaustic painting process came to my attention almost 15 years ago. The fluidity of the paint was immediately appealing as was the transparency of the wax. It is a very earthy and improvisatory technique in addition to being refined and sophisticated.

Beeswax is, what I would call, an “inclusory” medium. It readily accepts and embraces almost everything that you might want to introduce or do with it. It is a very accepting process and a joy to work with.

I like the feeling that people can have a relationship with a painting. In my encaustic works I want to create a place and an entity, which the viewer can explore and get to know.

Solo Exhibitions

2012: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2011: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2010: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2009: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2008: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2007: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

Group Shows

2007-2008: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2004-2005: Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe NM

2003: Eldridge McCarthy Gallery, Santa Fe NM

Gallery Representation

2006-2012: The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2008-2009: Robert Frazier Gallery, Kansas City MO

2003-2005: Red Dot Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2001-2003: Eldridge McCarthy Gallery, Santa Fe NM

1997-2000: Laurel Seth Gallery, Santa Fe NM

Collections

University of New Mexico -Permanent collection- Albuquerque, NM

Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri

Lovington Hospital, Lovington, New Mexico

Several purchases by the State of New Mexico for their “Art in Public Places’ program

Over one hundred private collections in the US, England, and Australia

Publications

Clubbe, John:  Byron, Sulley, and the Power of Portraiture (Ashgate Publishing 2005)

Rooney, E. Ashley: Contemporary Art of the Southwest (Schiffer Publishing 2014)

Education

University of New Mexico 1976-1981

Recognition

Three time honoree of the New Mexico Acclaimed Artist Series

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