Richard Inserra Painter

       Largely self-taught, I gravitate towards scenic painting - landscapes and seascapes - often including sunsets or sunrises as part of the theme. I strive to create a work that draws the viewer into the painting to see additional detail and creative touches. Ideas and inspiration for my paintings derive from nature and “wanderlust” – places I have been or plan to visit.

       My primary style of painting is realism with idealistic or ethereal touches. However, I will from time to time do pieces that are impressionistic or abstract. My primary medium is oil, although I occasionally work with acrylics and mixed media.

       I have always admired J.M.W. Turner and Fredric Edwin Church (one of the Hudson River School of Artists) for their use of light and atmosphere which I try to emulate in many of my paintings.