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Richard Willson

Richard Willson Painting

Los Angeles, CA

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Richard Willson is a plein air and landscape painter in Los Angeles, California. A co-founder of the Mount Washington Plein Air Painters, his work seeks to create empathetic observation of the interaction of the natural and built environments. The geographic focus of his work is the communities of Northeast Los Angeles.

Willson's art is influenced by the urgency of global environmental challenges. He sees plein air painting as a way of understanding and appreciating nature and human activity, leading to the view that "observation is environmentalism". Plein air painting places the artist in a context of changing light, weather, seasonal variations, and plant cycles. It also provides opportunity to observe human activity with nature. In Willson's case, a bridge, road, or building is often seen in relation to natural settings.

Willson's paintings are a parallel effort to his research and teaching activities on environmental sustainability as a professor at Cal Poly Pomona. Willson holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and has studied art at Otis Parsons Institute in Los Angeles.

 

Carrot by Richard Willson

 

Seagreen by Richard Willson

 

Olive by Richard Willson

 

Plum by Richard Willson

 

Ochre by Richard Willson

 

Maroon by Richard Willson

 

Rust by Richard Willson

 

Tomato by Richard Willson

 

Ultramarine by Richard Willson

 

Mango by Richard Willson

 

Brick by Richard Willson

 

Indigo by Richard Willson

 

Avenue 50 Studio by Richard Willson

 

Chicken Boy by Richard Willson

 

Jesus is Salvation by Richard Willson

 

Highland Park Theatre by Richard Willson

 

Jackson Browne's House by Richard Willson

 

View Out of Avenue 50 Studio by Richard Willson

 

View from the Good Girls Cafe by Richard Willson

 

110 Freeway South by Richard Willson

 

110 Freeway South II by Richard Willson

 

Kevin's Roof by Richard Willson

 

San Rafael Bridge by Richard Willson

 

Avenue 50 Studio by Richard Willson

 

Orange Mustang by Richard Willson

 

The Holy Trinity by Richard Willson

 

Elyria Canyon by Richard Willson

 

Park La Brea by Richard Willson

 

Grand Canyon II by Richard Willson

 

Grand Canyon I by Richard Willson

 

Capital Reef by Richard Willson

 

Tree of Life by Richard Willson

 

Along the Escalante River by Richard Willson

 

Climbing out of Zion by Richard Willson

 

Chama River Outside Abiquiu by Richard Willson

 

On the Way to Granite Point by Richard Willson

 

Kayenta Bridge by Richard Willson

 

White House Ruins by Richard Willson

 

Zion National Park by Richard Willson

 

Canyon de Chelly by Richard Willson

 

Tree of Life Study by Richard Willson

 

Monument Valley by Richard Willson

 

4 J Nissan by Richard Willson

 

Morro Rock by Richard Willson

 

The Pelican by Richard Willson

 

Broadway Bridge by Richard Willson

 

Frank McCourt's Last View by Richard Willson

 

Division Street Revisited by Richard Willson