The beauty of nature provides inspiration for artist Robert A. Richert. He grew up in Southern California at a time when open space was more abundant than today. Many childhood days were spent exploring nearby fields and collecting small critters. He has an insatiable curiosity about the natural world, and he has always loved art.
In 1969-70, he served as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal with a "V" Device for valor. After military service, Robert attended California State University, Long Beach, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Majoring in Scientific Illustration, he learned how to apply the knowledge and discipline of science to the creation of art.
Mr. Richert has pursued art full-time since 1980. For most of his early career, he specialized in wildlife subjects, and later began to devote more time to his passion for scenic beauty. Today, he loves to explore nature’s most beautiful places and then transform those experiences into dramatic and visually exciting landscapes and seascapes.
“In Vietnam I saw death. I saw the worst acts of humanity under the worst of circumstances - war. I saw much ugliness. These experiences motivate me to bring beauty into the world. I am inspired by the endless variety and wonder of nature and want my art to be as beautiful as possible. I hope that people will feel drawn into my paintings where they can experience happiness, a sense of inner peace, and feel at home with nature”.