Richard Neff

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Richard Neff

May 1 - May 31

Artist Richard Neff

Tell us briefly about your background & how you got started in your medium.

I am a mathematician that was introduced to oil painting during a required art class at Shippensburg University. Having painted since 1964, I continue to enjoy the challenge of creating a piece of artwork.


What do you like most about your medium?

When painting, I seldom achieve first-time acceptable results. And oil paints are very easy to alter. I also like the smooth quality and versatility of the medium. And I take satisfaction in using the same medium used by the original masters of the impressionistic style.


Who or what have been your artistic inspirations?

As a copyist for over 10 years at the National Gallery of Art, I have been inspired by the original work of the impressionists of the 19th and 20th centuries.


Do you have a favorite piece in your portfolio?

Choosing a favorite piece that I have done would be a dynamic exercise. Currently, I am pleased with The Flooded Field painting.

Flooded Field painting

What would be your advice to artists just starting out in your medium?

My advice to beginning oil painters would be: strive to search and develop your own style; don’t be disappointed if most of your work will be destroyed and/or painted over; study artists that you respect and whose work you admire; and above all, PAINT TO PLEASE YOURSELF NOT OTHERS.



May 1
May 31
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The Cornerstone Coffeehouse
2133 Market St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011 United States
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