I had the privilege to interview artist David Richeson. He is an all-around creative artist and will feature his work during PREMIERE on Jan 17th, 2020 in Calgary, AB called PREMIERE. Showcase information can be found here: http://www.RAWartists.com/calgary/premiere. Read the interview to find out more.
What led you to develop such a unique style?
My unique style has been a work in progress for more than 30 years. When I started creating art in the 80’s it was traditional art, pencil on paper and paint on canvas. In the late 80’s and early 90’s I started using computers as a tool for graphic design, working as a graphic artist at a t-shirt company. This experience gave me a foundation in computer art and design. The combination of computer art, traditional art and art collage led me to several jobs in the video game industry, where I worked to create the art and style of games for Nintendo, Xbox, and IOS video game systems. This diverse background in both digital art and traditional art has kept the my passion growing for decades.
What is more important in your work colour or light?
Colour is more important for me. I love vibrant colours and how they can make the audience feel. At the same time I think light is very important for creating depth and dimension. The combination of the two for me make it all come together.
Do you have a favorite medium to work with? Why?
If I had to choose a favorite medium I would choose traditional painting on large canvas. Painting is timeless.
What do you have planned for the RAW Artists Calgary showcase on Friday January 17th?
I am very excited to be part of RAW Artist Calgary showcase. I will be showcasing and selling all kinds of artwork and I will be live painting on a large canvas at the show. This is a great opportunity for me to display some new ideas I have been working on, printing and painting 3-dimensional acrylic paintings. This is a brand new art form and I’m excited to show people what I have come up with. There will be small inexpensive framed digital prints for sale and also more expensive large canvases for sale at RAW. Looking forward to meeting new people and seeing the art they create too, it’s going to be a fun night! I have tickets for sale on my portfolio website: www.dcrartist.com Come out and support your local artists!
Artist profile: https://rawartists.com/davidricheson