Teaching Medium - Oil
"There is always, always something to paint in and about this mountain village. My family and friends and subject matter are here and I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity."
Richard Guzmán's painting style has been described as robust, expressionistic and energetic with sweeping use of color and skillful harmonies. These attributes are born of close observation of subject matter, countless hours of studio and plein air painting, and boundless love of the craft. He wants people to appreciate and marvel at the nature that surrounds us.
Mr. Guzmán acquired his degree from the College of Santa Fe and has taught in both private and public institutions for the past twenty-five years. He brings a wealth of information that includes the history of painting up to the trends of today. He paints only with oil and has a preference for working 'en plein air' but is always willing to spend indoor studio time with his students. Mr Guzmán believes that it is important to use one's peripheral vision when creating a painting. He informed one art critic that he "likes to paint everything in his view including his peripheral view" and "...usually draws everything surrounding his reference point first with little detail, because items are less clear in a peripheral view, then he adds the reference point last."