Richard McKinley has been a professional working artist/teacher for more than forty years. His work is represented in several national galleries and is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art. He holds artist membership at the Salmagundi Club of New York and has participated in their American Masters Exhibition. In 2010 he was inducted into the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame at the National Arts Club in New York City and in 2012 was designated Pastel Laureate by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. His oil and pastel paintings have been featured in numerous national and international art publications including Southwest Art, American Artist, Workshop magazine, Artist magazine and Practique des Arts. Since 2003 he has been a frequent contributing editor to Pastel Journal. He has been included in numerous art books, and in 2010 years of his published materials were compiled by North Light publications into the bestselling book Pastel Pointers: Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings. A coffee table sized book featuring 100 of his pastel oil landscapes with personal stories and technique information will be available in May of 2015 titled: The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley: Selected Works in Oil and Pastel.
An avid plein air landscape painter, Richard divides his time between painting the locations he is passionate about, reinterpreting those paintings back in the studio, writing about art matters and instructing painting workshops.
Visit his website at mckinleystudio.com.
Read his painting blog at: artistsnetwork.com/pastel-pointers-blog