New York

Richard Orient

Artist Statement

My New paintings are observations of the Hudson River and its environs.
I travel by train back and forth from New York City to Poughkeepsie through the Hudson River Valley. As the train travels along the banks of the Hudson River I observe the varied terrain of the river landscape. I have grown familiar with the geography of the river as it flows through valleys with lush river banks and through mountains and deep woods. The new paintings are about what I see from the window of the train as it speeds along the river bank. I’m interested in portraying the passing landscape and painting a glimpse of what I’ve seen. These new river paintings are more abstract than my previous landscape paintings and I think more...

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Biography

Artist Statement

My New paintings are observations of the Hudson River and its environs.
I travel by train back and forth from New York City to Poughkeepsie through the Hudson River Valley. As the train travels along the banks of the Hudson River I observe the varied terrain of the river landscape. I have grown familiar with the geography of the river as it flows through valleys with lush river banks and through mountains and deep woods. The new paintings are about what I see from the window of the train as it speeds along the river bank. I’m interested in portraying the passing landscape and painting a glimpse of what I’ve seen. These new river paintings are more abstract than my previous landscape paintings and I think more intimate in there impressionistic style. There’s a quality of motion in my depiction of the river as I watch it pass by at a fast speed - light and reflections are fleeting and the terrain is ever changing. Working from memory and photos, and on a smaller scale than before, I paint an impression of what I observed, in oil paint applied with a rubber spatula in a dragging method that smears the paint in an impressionistic evocation of both the speed and movement in train travel and the still presence of the river scene.

Artworks

6

Hudson River #14, 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Contemporary American Art / Dense Composition / Impressionism / Impressionist Painting / Inspired by Impressionism / Inspired by Nature / Landscape Painting / Lyrical Expression / Memories / Nature / New York / Oil on Canvas / Oil on Paper / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Riverscape/Seascape / United States

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1977

    BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY (~ 2019)

  • 2012

    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2013

    In The City, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    The Buildings of New York, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2008

    City Lights Show, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

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Education

  • 1977

    BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY (~ 2019)

  • 2012

    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2009

    A Decade of Landscapes, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD

  • George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2008

    California Landscapes, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2007

    Landscapes, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2006

    New Abstracts, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2004

    New Work, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • Inaugural Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2003

    New Work, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2002

    Landscapes, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2001

    Ledgers, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2013

    In The City, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    The Buildings of New York, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2008

    City Lights Show, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Good Night Sun, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • The Annual Hamptons Show, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY

  • 2006

    Cityscapes, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2004

    Industrial Beauty, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2002

    Group Show, Gallery Mac, New York, NY

  • 2001

    Art Miami, George Billis Gallery, Miami, FL

  • Art Santa Fe, George Billis Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2000

    Aspects Of Desire, Yellow House Works Of Art, Greenport, NY

  • Two-person Show, Mark Humphrey Gallery, Southampton, NY

Collections

  • AOL Time warner

  • Bowne Publishing

  • Dornbush, Schaeffer, Strongin And Weinstein, LLP

  • Equitable

  • Hallmark

  • Sprint

  • Pfizer Chemical

  • Bowne Publishing

  • Reader’s Digest

  • Ritz Carlton, New York

Publications

  • Fine Art Connoisseur, November, 2010

  • American Art Collector, November, 2010

  • The East Hampton Star, Arts & Living, Seascapes In The City, Illus., April 5, 2007

  • American Art Collector, Spirit Of The Hamptons, Illus, Pg.136, March, 2007

  • Abstract Art On Line, Illus., Page 7, December 15, 2004

  • Art & Antiques, New York Focus, December 2004

  • New York Times, Style Section, Illus., Sunday, July 22, 2001

  • Carnegie Mellon Magazine, Illus., Pg. 42, Spring 2001