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Jim Richards

Jim Richards lives in Salem, Oregon, enjoying the beautiful land of the Pacific Northwest and the moody shoreline of Oregon. He focuses in figurative realism and works in the oil painting medium. He has been painting for nearly 40 years and enjoys giving back to the art community by mentoring students interested in art and supporting the arts in general. He currently has the privilege of serving a...s President of Artists in Action, a local artist's group supporting the arts in the greater Willamette area, near Salem. He is also a proud member of the Oil Painters of America. Tags: Animals, Birds, Flowers, Native American, People, Realism.

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7 Mile Lane Sheep Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A flock of sheep in a field near Seven Mile Lane south of Albany, Oregon. The backdrop is farm houses and barns with mountains in the distance and a lightly clouded lavender sky. Oil on Raphael Zinc Free OP Panel. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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7 Mile Lane Sheep

Oil - 10 x 20

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

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A Charm of Zebra Finches Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A noisy charm (or trembling) of Zebra finches gathered together in Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Canada. Oil on Raphael Zinc Free OP Panel. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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A Charm of Zebra Finches

Oil - 9 x 12

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Almost Ready Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a painting of one of my favorite models, Stephanie. It is a 3/4 view from her back, looking to the right with one hand behind her head and the other arm/hand down across her body. Stephanie had a dancing/ballet background and agreed to pose for me when I was living in Spokane, Washington, for a short time. I enjoyed her calm demeanor, which made for a number of quiet and restive paintings.

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Almost Ready

Oil - 16 x 12

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Almost Ready - Drawing Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a drawing of one of my favorite models, Stephanie. It is a 3/4 view from her back, looking to the right with one hand behind her head and the other arm/hand down across her body and was created as a preparation for a painting. Stephanie had a dancing/ballet background and agreed to pose for me when I was living in Spokane, Washington, for a short time. I enjoyed her calm demeanor, which made for a number of quiet and restive paintings.

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Almost Ready - Drawing

Graphite - 14.5 x 11.5

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Arm in Arm - A Study Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is sketch for a larger painting entitled "Arm in Arm". It is on a white background with two different colored sleeves and hands. The concept behind the painting is that of timeless brotherhood. The original reference material was from a single person at rest, but it also suggested getting a grasp on things or best of all an old fashion gesture of friendship. I wanted to stress this by creating hands of different people to stress the importance of bonding.

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Arm in Arm - A Study

Oil - 8 x 10

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At Rest - Sketch Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Graphite sketch of Stephanie laying on her back with her legs against the wall - in the shape of an inverted T - background. She is wearing her black-and-white Tulle.

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At Rest - Sketch

Graphite - 5 x 7

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Baskett Slough Mallard Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A duck soaring above a fog-laden pond at Basket Slough Preserve near Salem, Oregon. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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Baskett Slough Mallard

Oil - 10 x 20

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Big Boy Toys - Dual Hauler Concrete Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: An oil painting of a dual hauler and concrete yard at Wilsonville Concrete near Minto Brown Growers' growing fields on a 8x10x3/4" cradled panel.

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Big Boy Toys - Dual Hauler Concrete

Oil - 8 x 10

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Black and White Butterfly on Green Leaves Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a painting of a black-and-white Paper Kite butterfly on small green leaves.

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Black and White Butterfly on Green Leaves

Oil on Gessoboard Panel - 4 x 4

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$75 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Blossoming Prickly Pear and Robin Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A Robin looking for breakfast while standing on rocks in a Prickly Pear garden. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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Blossoming Prickly Pear and Robin

Oil - 10 x 20

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Blue Beard Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a blue bearded white iris from master hybridizer Kevin Vaughn's garden, who is kind enough to call me when his garden is in full bloom with his beautiful creations. He partners with nature to create new stunning varieties that I love to photograph and paint.

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Blue Beard

Oil - 12 x 9

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Blue Flourish Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a blue-tipped white iris from master hybridizer Kevin Vaughn's garden, who is kind enough to call me when his garden is in full bloom with his beautiful creations. He partners with nature to create new stunning varieties that I love to photograph and paint.

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Blue Flourish

Oil - 14.5 x 6.5

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

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Blue Heart Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: The painting is of a Native American woman in contemplation amid clearing stormy weather which is mirrored in a river. The woman was actually on the dancing grounds at a pow wow, but I enjoyed the brooding skies of Santa Fe, the rolling grasses of the Willamette Valley and the mirrored pond found near Salem as a calming composite image.

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Blue Heart

Oil - 12 x 16

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Blue Ocean Coast Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Outlook from Blind Beach looking south towards Goat Rock beach (not seen) on the scenic western coast of Oregon. Oil on Raphael Zinc Free OP Panel. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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Blue Ocean Coast

Oil - 10 x 20

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Chinese Bowl with Eggs Purple Vase Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Still life of eggs in a Chinese blue and white bowl with a purple vase from my daughter.

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Chinese Bowl with Eggs Purple Vase

Oil on Masonite - 8 x 10

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Cloud White Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Born John White, Cloud is a White Mountain Apache who was given his name by a Hopi elder when he was 5. His father was given the name White Cloud. The painting of Cloud depicts aspects of him and his regalia from two of my first visits with him. For example, the Police badge, from the Indian Service of the Apache Nation, was given to Cloud in between our initial visits.

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Cloud White

Oil - 14 x 11

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Columbia Gorge Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Columbia Gorge viewpoint on the Columbia River on an overcast day. Placed in a silver / gold frame.

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Columbia Gorge

Oil - 6 x 8

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Dances Like the Wind Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a painting of a boy dancing his heart out at a pow wow. White tunic with porcupine headdress with teal coloration and two headdress feathers. Tassels are flying as he dances with the wind.

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Dances Like the Wind

Oil - 14 x 11

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Dean Creek Elk Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Elk seen at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area between Elkton and Reedsport, Oregon. Oil on Raphael Zinc Free OP Panel. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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Dean Creek Elk

Oil - 10 x 20

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$800 + Free Shipping
Donning Her Shoes Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Stephanie sitting on the ground tying her shoes on black background. She is wearing a blue tulle outfit.

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Donning Her Shoes

Oil - 12 x 16

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Evening Light Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: An oil painting of two sheep in the field contemplating the day on the return from a fine day in evening light 6x12x3/4" cradled panel. Companion piece to "Morning Walk".

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Evening Light

Oil - 12 x 6

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Flourish & Fade - Drawing Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Drawing of a yellow iris with orange beard from Kevin Vaughn's garden showing various phases of the flower, from bud to waning. Kevin's garden is always a floral inspiration!

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Flourish & Fade - Drawing

Graphite - 9 x 12

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Getting Ready Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Stephanie standing with her back to us reaching up and towards the right with her arms and hands - on gold background (was Blue Socks). She is wearing her warm up outfit.

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Getting Ready

Oil - 12 x 9

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Ghost Ranch Buttes Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A sketch from Ghost Ranch of the red and yellowish buttes on the property. Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre retreat and education center located close to the village of Abiquiú near Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. It was the home and studio of Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as the subject of many of her paintings. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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Ghost Ranch Buttes

Oil - 9 x 12

$450 + Free Shipping
Introspection Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Stephanie from her side on black background. She is seen from the shoulders up with her arm extended forward with only part of her arm visible.

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Introspection

Oil - 6 x 12

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Knollwood Butterfly Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Butterfly seen on Knollwood Estates in Tucson Arizona on a bright spring day. Painted on a cradled panel.

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Knollwood Butterfly

Oil - 6 x 12

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Kruss Garden Love-in-a-Mist Seed Pod (Nigella damascena) Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) seed pod painted from the Kruss Garden as part of Artists in Action's Paint the Town in 2020.

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Kruss Garden Love-in-a-Mist Seed Pod (Nigella damascena)

Oil - 6 x 6

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$126 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Lavender Morning Mist Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A view of a lavender morning sunrise with the mist not quite burned off. The painting shows some goats grazing in the early morning off of highway 99 near highway 22 in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

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Lavender Morning Mist

Oil - 10 x 20

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$800 + Free Shipping
Little Powwow Dancer Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Painting of a young girl at a pow wow. Cute as a button - painted against a sky blue background with clouds. She is wearing a blue vest, yellow bandanna, and a blue headband with small feathers attached.

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Little Powwow Dancer

Oil - 12 x 9

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$420 + Free Shipping
Now is Now Clock (Salem Reads 2022 Project) Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A digital clock face creation depicting elements of the story "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki for the Salem Reads 2022 project. The clock has Now Is Now in place of numbers representing time as we know it. The elements include a Hello Kitty Lunch Box ridding a tsunami wave, a WWII kamikaze airplane with letters trailing heading towards a battleship a diary, airman's watch, nun at a temple and a teenage girl. Digital Collage mounted in a battery operated analog clock.
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Now is Now Clock (Salem Reads 2022 Project) by Jim Richards
On Guard Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This painting is of Terry Heemsah Jr., a pow wow dancer at the Warm Springs (Oregon) 2018 Pi-Ume_Sha Treaty Days. This pow wow commemorates the signing of the Treaty of 1855 between the United States Government and the Indians of Middle Oregon. This painting was a finalist in ARC International 2019 Salon.

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On Guard

Oil - 14 x 11

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On Guard Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This painting is of Terry Heemsah Jr., a pow wow dancer at the Warm Springs (Oregon) 2018 Pi-Ume_Sha Treaty Days. This pow wow commemorates the signing of the Treaty of 1855 between the United States Government and the Indians of Middle Oregon. This painting was a finalist in ARC International 2019 Salon.

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On Guard

Unframed Print - Oil, on wood panel (AP, Ltd Ed 1/10) - 14 x 11

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Orange and Brown Butterfly on Leaf Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a painting of a Banded Orange butterfly on a flat green leaf.

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Orange and Brown Butterfly on Leaf

Oil on gessoboard - 4 x 4

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$75 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Outside the Clocks: Bloedel Weaver and Chinese Blue Clock Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A 12" Analog clock with a digital photograph face with Oil paint extending the photograph image onto the exterior clock body.

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Outside the Clocks: Bloedel Weaver and Chinese Blue Clock

Digital and Oil, Clock - 12 x 12

$75 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
Outside the Clocks: Columbia Gorge Clock Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A 12" Analog clock with a digital photograph face with Acrylic paint extending the photograph image onto the exterior clock body. Features the Vista House in the Columbia Gorge.

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Outside the Clocks: Columbia Gorge Clock

Digital and Acrylic, Clock - 12 x 12

$75 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
Outside the Clocks: Off Zena Road Clock Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A 12" Analog clock with a digital photograph face with Acrylic paint extending the photograph image onto the exterior clock body. A winding road in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

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Outside the Clocks: Off Zena Road Clock

Digital and Acrylic, Clock - 12 x 12

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Pandemonium Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: The objective of a Wild Horse Race is for a three-man team to be the first to saddle and ride a wild horse. Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days commemorates the signing of the Treaty of 1855 between the United States Government and the Indians of Middle Oregon. That Treaty established the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon.

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Pandemonium

Oil - 12 x 36

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Reedsport Great Blue Heron Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A Great Blue Heron seen in Washington DC near the Jefferson Memorial in the Tidal Basin off of the Potomac River and transplanted to a scene in Reedsport, Oregon to become a bi-coastal heron. Oil on Raphael Zinc Free OP Panel. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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Reedsport Great Blue Heron

Oil - 12 x 9

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$450 + Free Shipping
Ronn Eagle Chasing Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Ronn Eagle Chasing is from South Dakota and is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe.

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Ronn Eagle Chasing

Oil - 16 x 16

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Ronn Eagle Chasing Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Ronn Eagle Chasing is from South Dakota and is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe.

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Ronn Eagle Chasing

Oil - Print on Wood Panel - 16 x 16

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$225 + Free Shipping
San Marcos Café Faceoff Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A chicken in a faceoff with another unseen chicken in a yard outside the San Marco Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Oil on Raphael Zinc Free OP Panel. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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San Marcos Café Faceoff

Oil - 12 x 9

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San Marcos Peacock Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A white Peacock standing atop hay bales behind the San Marcos Café (a part of the Feed and Hardware Store) south of Santa Fe on the Turquoise Trail where we lived. Oil on Raphael Zinc Free OP Panel. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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San Marcos Peacock

Oil - 12 x 9

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$450 + Free Shipping
Seven Koi in a Fountain Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: An oil painting with seven Koi fish in a pond of water lily leaves near Denver, Colorado. Oil on Raphael Zinc Free OP Panel. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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Seven Koi in a Fountain

Oil - 9 x 12

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$450 + Free Shipping
Sharing Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a wide horizontal painting of a little Indian girl sharing excitement of the pow wow with a friend.

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Sharing

Oil - 9 x 12

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Spotted Black Crow on Leaf Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a painting of a Spotted Black Crow butterfly on a curved green leaf.

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Spotted Black Crow on Leaf

Oil on gessoboard - 4 x 4

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$75 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
St. Louis Zebra Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A handsome Zebra located in the lovely St. Louis Zoological Park. The pleasant settings in the park are very naturalistic and enjoyable. Oil on Raphael Zinc Free OP Panel. Placed in a silver Plein Air Frame.

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St. Louis Zebra

Oil - 12 x 9

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Steadfast Patriot Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is an 11"(h) x 14"(w) print on a wood panel from a painting of Tom Smith, a USMC Patriot and a co-founder of the White City Pow Wow. He is wearing regalia noting his patriotism and proud membership in the United States Marine Core through his arm band and various beadings of the American flag. He is a very regal man and great pow wow dancer.

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Steadfast Patriot

Oil - Print on Wood Panel - 11 x 14

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Steadfast Patriot Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is an 11"(h) x 14"(w) print on a wood panel from a painting of Tom Smith, a USMC Patriot and a co-founder of the White City Pow Wow. He is wearing regalia noting his patriotism and proud membership in the United States Marine Core through his arm band and various beadings of the American flag. He is a very regal man and great pow wow dancer.

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Steadfast Patriot

Oil - 11 x 14

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$580 + Free Shipping
Steinhart Aquarium Chambered Nautilus Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Chambered Nautilus seen in the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco Golden Gate Park. Painted with a moody background on a cradled panel.

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Steinhart Aquarium Chambered Nautilus

Oil - 10 x 10

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$350 + Free Shipping
Steinhart Aquarium Four White Spotted Jellyfish Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Four White Spotted Jellyfish at various depths seen in the Steinhart Aquarium, part of the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Painted on a cradled panel.

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Steinhart Aquarium Four White Spotted Jellyfish

Oil - 12 x 12

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Steinhart Aquarium Three White Spotted Jellyfish Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: Three White Spotted Jellyfish at various depths seen in the Steinhart Aquarium, part of the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Painted on a cradled panel.

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Steinhart Aquarium Three White Spotted Jellyfish

Oil - 6 x 18

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$378 + Free Shipping
Sunset View from Home Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A view from our home looking towards the city and mountains of Santa Fe featuring a soft pink sunset against blue and purple mountains and small houses and outbuildings in the valley stretched out below us.

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Sunset View from Home

Oil - 12 x 24

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Turquoise Predator Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A Collared Lizard discovered while taking a hike through the Colorado National Monument. It was such a brilliant turquoise, that it was almost unbelievable. This was painted as part of the Oil Painters of America National Convention Paint Out.

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Turquoise Predator

Oil - 9 x 12

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Unexpected Flight Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a painting of Rod Hickerson enjoying a glass of Bjornson wine with a Long-tailed Mocking Bird. This was inspired by a visit to Bjornson Winery, where we met up with Rod to enjoy watching another artist, Linda Jerome from The Gallery at Ten Oaks, demonstrating her art.

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Unexpected Flight

Oil - 12 x 9

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

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Watchmaker Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: A painting of a watchmaker created from source material also used by my mentee Samuel Hoskins when for a painting exercise. I painted this at the same time Samuel was creating his painting as a demonstration/example for a teaching example. I was pleased with the outcome.

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Watchmaker

Oil - 9 x 12

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Wild Mustang Team Work Fine Art by artist Jim Richards - Description: This is a painting of a team of individuals working as a team to capture and ride a wild mustang in the shortest amount of time. It is of a Wild Mustang riding event at the Warm Springs (Oregon) Pow Wow/Rodeo in 2018.

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Wild Mustang Team Work

Oil - 8 x 16

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

$480 + Free Shipping