These museum quality painting has been created by American artist Richard Neuman. From an art career which has spanned over fifty years, his work now graces homes in all 50 states and in many countries around the world. Around the year 2000, as a tremor diminished his ability to draw freehand, Richard took this opportunity to master the art of digital painting.
Photo based painting is a relativity new venue for artistic expression. Cameras, computers, software and printers replace brushes and paints. Making a close inspection of his contemporary media paintings with those in traditional media, one will find it impossible to distinguish between the new and old methods of painting.
These captivating paintings are carefully crafted creations taken from the life and travels of this 70+ year old artist. While the subjects of Richard Neuman’s art are wide and varied, each original painting began as an image captured on location by his own camera. Back in his studio, Richard devotes hours combining his vast graphic experience with current hi tech tools to create the final image. View the world through the eyes of this American artist. Enjoy the simplicity of close up views of its people and places. Discover common everyday things can be beautiful.
You will, no doubt, treasure at your home or office - all of your choices of his impressionistic and minimalistic paintings as much as Richard enjoyed creating them for you! Your painting created with contemporary artists tools comes on archival watercolor paper using a professional giclee printer.
You will never find these charming products at mass merchandisers! These 8 inch x 10 inch prints are created using a very modern technology called Giclee (zhee-klay).
Each print is printed using seven archival inks on acid free paper, which is then coated to resist finger printing and protect from fading by UV rays. Unlike home ink jet printers, these printers run into the thousands of dollars to purchase and individual ink cartridges can be $100 or more. Enjoyed & Collected Around The World. Richard transforms images of everyday life into universally appealing vignettes enjoyed by everyone. It is no surprise that his work can be found in homes in every state and in many countries around the world. All Prints are created on very high quality watercolor paper using professional giclee printers.
Six colors of pigmented archival ink are used to insure longevity and an amazing range of rich colors. This is not your grandfathers desktop printer - not even close. Usually your prints will look better than the image you see on your monitor. But colors between your monitor and the print can vary.
After being individually reproduced in the artist's studio on a 13 x 19 inch sheet of high quality watercolor paper using six colors of pigmented archival ink, it will be rolled, placed in a mailing tube and shipped via First Class mail. I have embraced computer graphics from its inception! Richard bought his first Apple II computer in the early 70’s when less than 20,000 had been made and sold. The manual for it was hand written!! Our own company, established in the late 90’s was computerized from the very beginning to help us produce prints and products for the wholesale markets. The early involvement in computer technology paid dividends more recently in the form of growing internet sales.
My studio is only a few yards away from the house that Faith and I built with our own hands in 1989. The house and studio are on land that has been in my family for over 140 years.
We call our rural property Axis Mundi because it is indeed the center of our world. Many of the drawings I have created over the years come from visual delights readily found around Axis Mundi.
Over the last 5 years, since withdrawing from 20 years of traveling and selling at wholesale and retail shows, I have had time for additional creativity. For example, I teamed with Stacey Gabel, a talented teacher/author, to draw farm equipment for a series of children books. They’re called: The Readin Machines.
Faith and I found time to become active with international students at the University of Findlay and now enjoy having many friends from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China and Thailand. It was from this university involvement that Pei-Hsuan came into our lives and we are better for having met her.