2016 Artists Overview

Jim Richards

Tucker, Georgia

Jim Richards was a 2015 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Selection Juror and Invited Artist; he has won multiple national awards and is regarded as one of the top painters and instructors in the country.  He teaches workshops around the world and has a mentoring program in his Atlanta studio. Mr. Richards has participated in the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air from 2016 to 2009; and his recent awards include the American Impressionist Society Best in Show Award 2015; and Plein Air Salon Best Painting of Buildings Award 2015.   

Mr. Richards’ works are in collections of Disney, King and Spaulding, The Ritz Carlton, The Georgia State Capital, John Sherholz, The Atlanta Braves, Prince of Doha Qatar, The University of Georgia, Reynolds Plantation, Budweiser, and Lieberman’s.


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