Richard Wieth Bio
Richard D. Wieth has been painting, drawing and thinking creatively for almost all of his life. Richard graduated from the University of Denver in 1989 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Graphic Design. Upon graduation he entered the business world. Despite achieving success in business, his creative side was left unfulfilled. About this time, both of his parents were diagnosed with cancer. They died within three years of each other and Richard learned as a young man that life is short and should be appreciated. Richard’s friend and artist Ramon Kelley encouraged him to paint. Richard quit his job and began his artistic pursuit.
Richard has spent years finding his artistic voice and style. His paintings are vibrant, colorful, and positive. Richard attempts to paint the beauty of the moment. He paints subjects of simple beauty that are often over-looked or passed by. The beauty of nature, people, and objects are all painted in a way that evokes life and energy.
Richard has been a full time artist for over ten years and in that time his work has been included in many juried shows including the Oil Painters of America and the Pastel Society of America. His work has also been recognized with awards including the “Pen and Brush” award from the Salmagundi Club in New York.
Richard’s work has been published in periodicals including Art Talk Magazine, The Denver Post and North Light Magazine. Richard’s work has also been featured in two books on still-life painting, Still-Life in Oil by T. Philcox and Paint! Still-Life by H. Hosegood . Richards’s landscape paintings were included in the recent coffee table book, Landscapes of Colorado by Ann Daley. Richard’s paintings have also been published on greetings cards and used by Modern Postcard for a national advertising campaign.
Richard’s work is included in many private and corporate collections including three paintings at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, CO.
Richard is a mid-career artist with a solid work ethic always continuing to push his creative boundaries.