RICHARD DAHLQUIST was born and raised in the Northwest. His early interest in art eventually led him to study at the University of Washington and the San Francisco Academy of Art. After moving to Colorado was introduced to and studied with members of the “Denver Group”- Ned Jacob, Mark Daily, Len Chmiel and Kang Cho. As a traditional painter he is most influenced by the works of John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Ilya Repin and others including the Taos Painters.
After a chance meeting with the famous Western Painter John Clymer he discovered the exhilaration of painting on location. Outdoor work became a passion and the knowledge gained from this experience transferred to the studio. He enjoys the process of painting from life whether it’s landscapes, still life or the figure. He believes a painting reflects the personality of the artist. A wonderful soft but energetic style enhanced by subtle color and value changes describes his work.
Some AFFILIATIONS and AWARDS-
*Signature Member-American Impressionist Society (William Schultz Award)
*Member-Oil Painters of America
*Salon International Exhibits
*Arts for the Parks-(Judges Choice Award)
*John Steven Jones Fellowship Award
*Melvin C. WarrenAward-(Bosque County Conservatory of Fine Arts)
*Salmagundi Club Invitational, New York
*O.A.W.Holbein Award of Excellence
*Colorado Governors Invitational
*The Russell Auction, Charlie Russell Museum
*Published- Numerous Catalogues, Arts for the Parks / Santa Fe Magazine, feature article
North Light Books, “Art From The Parks”
Richard Dahlquist Paintiing, Oil on Canvas 16 X 20 (Interest categories: Oil on Canvas, Landscape, Historic, Paintiing, Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Richard Dahlquist Artist)