Richard Martinson

Artist Statement

Life takes many fast turns. Some of mine include making a living as a farmer and rancher, driving trucks from coast to coast, and performing highway construction all across the Western states. I traveled for many years. 

In 1986 I picked up my art again during a winter layoff. Another stint of work ensued until 1992, when I started painting intermittently until I retired. Now that I am retired it is time for me to pick up the brush and depict the western and rural way of life, including the characters that go along with it.

I travel full time in an RV from North Dakota to Arizona, a snowbird following seasons. I enjoy painting the lay of the land from prairie to desert, points of interest and covering the past to the present.

I’ve seen a lot and have been many places. I hope to share what I’ve seen with everyone.

Touring Schedule:

1. Northwest Art Center                                  July 5 - August 4, 2017
    Minot State University
    500 University Ave W
    Minot, ND 58707

2. James Memorial Art Center                        August 7 - 31, 2017
    621 1st Avenue West
    Williston, ND 58801

3. The Art Center                                           October 4 - November 4, 2017
    115 2nd Street SW
    Jamestown, ND 58402

4. Bismarck State College Galleries              January 1 - February 15, 2018
    1500 Edwards Avenue
    Bismarck, ND 58501