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Artist Dick Wimberly


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Dick Wimberly is a plein aire artist whose paintings communicate the moods and seasons of nature. He agrees with Winslow Homer that a painting should "give us witness to beauty." Dick is equally inspired by majestic mountainscapes and the intimacy of the colorful flowers of his own garden. He prefers to paint on location, working rapidly to respond to the rhythms of the natural setting. High winds, blowing dirt, bitter cold or inquisitive wildlife do not deter Dick, but help him to capture the true essence of his subject.
"l remember painting close to the edge of Arizona's Canyon de Chelly with an artist buddy of mine. There was a ferocious wind. One strong gust took my hat, blowing it over the edge and into the canyon a sheer 400-foot drop. 'You'll never see that hat again,' my buddy said. A few seconds later, the hat came blowing up out of the canon and landed a few feet from me."
Dick began his formal art training at the age of nine. His grandmother arranged for Dick to study with oil painter Maxine Weaver each summer in Claude, Texas. "l can't remember a time when I was not drawing, painting or sculpting," Dick says. Dick has been a professional artist since receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1980. He has studied with Wilson Hurley and Clyde Aspevig.
Dick has experience with a variety of media, but paints primarily in oils, using a traditional representational style. He is a member of Oil Painters of America and has exhibited in invitational and juried shows and galleries throughout the Southwest. His work has been acquired by public institutions and corporate and private collectors around the world. He has received awards from the Southwest Arts and Crafts Festival, the National Small Paintings Exhibit, [...]

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