In 2016 Jim Richards was awarded Third Place and in 2015 was Best in Show winner of the American Impressionist Society’s Annual Competition, as well as Best Nocturne in the 2016 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational.
His oil paintings hang in private and corporate collections at Disney, King and Spaulding, The Ritz Carlton, The Georgia State Capital, John Schuerholz, The Atlanta Braves, Prince of Doha Qatar, The University of Georgia, Reynolds Plantation, Budweiser, and Lieberman’s.
He has lent his teaching talents to President Jimmy Carter and Restauranteur Paula Deen and his mentoring program has a year-long wait list, while spots in his monthly workshops at his school in Tucker, Georgia, sell out within hours of being announced.
Mr. Richards is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.
The Artful Lifestyle Huff Harrington Blog; More than a Feeling, Interview with James Richards in Rhizome.org Blog.