Richard Riverin was born in Quebec City, in 1942.
Graduated from Sherbrooke University with a BSc. Degree In Chemistry, he
worked for ten years in the formulating of specialty coatings; started his own
manufacture, half way through, and then sold it to move
to the Art business. Riverin is one of the few artists who developed their own
personal and unique style and technique. He even formulated his own paint
to produce a very heavy and rich looking texture.
Riverin had numerous solo and group showings in Montreal, Toronto,
Calgary, Palm Beach, Naples, Washington, Chicago, Jacksonville,
Greensboro, Ridgewood and New York. He was one of
the best sellers at ArtExpo New York, every year, from 2003 to 2012.
Riverin is also a writer and the author of the published three books saga
“Ghama-2, An Afterlife Story” and numerous short stories.
"In each one of my paintings, I launch my unbridled imagination. Hoping for
the best, I paint with spontaneous and impulsive strokes of my pallet-knife
often ending in a much different composition than the one I had planned. I
start at the top and as I come down my canvas, the foliage, the sky, the trees
are all done wet on wet so that the colored masses melt into each other.
There is a connection to a superior world and people connect with my
paintings and that is why I have been blessed with a successful career. The
paint is unique, I make it, I am a chemist. There is a soft shine and a very rich
looking and heavy texture and the colors are at the image of my interior peace
mixed with my love for the people around me and my exuberant personality"
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