Born in Trinidad, West Indies,1945, Richard Stodart is a self-taught artist with a Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 1971. Awarded a Canada Council Grant in 1973 for a figurative series of paintings exploring the relationship of the self and reality, in and through presence, his work has been internationally exhibited.
Monographs Free and Easy Wandering: Markings On The Way and DreamMaking: The Intimacy of Picture/Reality, and a retrospective The Someone In Painting/A Picture: paintings, drawings, and reflections on nonduality, attest to the time of impeding [self-affirmation] in the painting experience.
I work in a push-and-pull way with the pure subjectivity of the unfolding and enfolding temporal whole to paint a picture of natural completion.
Friends, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 47.5" (painting right).
David Jean Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1972-73
Karanan Gallery, Tiburon, CA, 1977-78
Framrama Gallery, Sausalito, CA, 1985
Pinnacle Gallery, New York, 1986-87
Center Art Gallery, Maui, HI, 1987
Wildwood Gallery, Ukiah, CA, 1988
Artexpo, Los Angeles, CA, 1988
Glassman Galleries, Makawao, HI, 1989
Open Secret Gallery, San Rafael, CA, 1995
Shasta Gallery & Frame, Mt.Shasta, CA, 1997
Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA 1999
Northumberland Public Library, Heathsville, VA 1999
Gallery In The Woods, Marlboro, VT, 2000-
Gallery 4 West, Piermont, NY, 2007
CrossRoads Art Center, Richmond, VA, 2007
CabCalloway Gallery, Wilmington, DE, 2008
Delaware Museum Outlooks Gallery, Wilmington, DE: Bridge of Hope: Iraqi / U.S. Art Initiative, 2009
Glen Allen Cultural Center Gallery, Richmond, VA: Fee and Easy Wandering: Markings on the Way, 2011 Arts Alive Studio Tour, Northumberland County, VA, 2011
Aprique Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2012
ArtExpo New York, NY, 2012
The Unos Gallery, Richmond, VA: DreamMaking, 2017
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