Chris Richter

Reveal 541 – Palos Verde

Reveal 541 – Palos Verde

Work Details

Reveal 541 – Palos Verde

2023

oil on canvas over panel

48 X 48

Inventory ID: #3610





    About Chris Richter

    My work explores landscape inspired themes of color, light and form, and ventures deep into my process of abstract painting. My work is centered on an abstract interpretation of landscape: ocean, rocks, trees, leaves and bark. In nature I observe the color relationships between warm and cool, light and dark, and in the context of each individual color’s absorption and reflection qualities. These relationships and contrasts coexist and bring life to the paintings. Light gives life to darkness, and as light grows, colors intensify and depths are enhanced and seen. When the light fades, colors shift to darkness. Many of the pieces end up predominantly light or dark, with exquisite details of contrasting color breaking through the surface. These details are revealed through my process of layering paint then reductively sanding back into the painting to an inherently smooth surface.

    I began working as a full-time artist after a formidable career in advertising and graphic design. As an established naturalist painter, I relocated to Santa Fe for a decade, where my work transformed into abstractions of nature. My biography and work have been featured in such noted publications as American Art Collector. My work has been featured in numerous exhibitions across the country, including Albuquerque Museum, Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, and Laguna Art Museum.

    I was born in Cameron, Texas and live and work in Laguna Beach.

    All Works by Chris Richter

    Reveal 541 – Palos Verde

    Reveal 541 – Palos Verde

    2023

    oil on canvas over panel

    48 X 48

    Inventory ID: #3610

    Reveal 542 – Triumvirate White

    Reveal 542 – Triumvirate White

    2023

    oil on canvas over panel

    48 X 48

    Inventory ID: #3609

    Reveal 402 – Cinnabar

    Reveal 402 – Cinnabar

    2022

    oil on canvas over panel

    40 X 40

    Inventory ID: #3408

    Reveal 525 – Willowy Green

    Reveal 525 – Willowy Green

    2022

    oil on canvas over panel

    36 X 36

    Inventory ID: #3409

    Reveal 543 – Windswept

    Reveal 543 – Windswept

    2023

    oil on canvas over panel

    48 X 48

    Inventory ID: #3607

    Reveal Triptych Suite

    Reveal Triptych Suite

    2019

    oil on canvas

    38 X 30 X 2

    Inventory ID: #2331

    3 panels canvas stretched over panel
    Navy 14x30 Fire 10x30 Crimson 14x30
    Reveal 480 – Bristol Green

    Reveal 480 – Bristol Green

    2020

    oil on canvas over panel

    60 X 80 X 2

    Inventory ID: #3359

    Reveal 452 – Orange Streak

    Reveal 452 – Orange Streak

    2018

    oil on canvas over panel

    30 X 48 X 2

    Inventory ID: #3276