Richard Franz

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Richard Franz

With soft pastels I paint "Roadside Landscapes", those everyday, ordinary places we drive past communting to work and traveling for fun or business.  I keep a camera in my car but more often than not the photos I paint from are snapped with my phone.  Painting for 7 years, I started with pastel workshops first with Fran Seikaly, then later with Mary Jane Erard, Vianna Szabo and most recently, Karen Margulis. With my paintings I strive to portray the light, form and memories of place in our backyards, down the street, in a quiet field or in a small stand of trees.