Rick Mittelstedt has been creating artwork for over 40 years. His first efforts at drawing caught the attention of his 5th grade teacher who thought it was inappropriate for him to create nude sketches. That trip to the principal's office only inspired him to continue to draw and sketch...but his next efforts were clothed comic book superheroes.
His artwork helped pay his way through college, completing Bachelor of Science Degrees in Physics and Geology; Masters Degrees in Space Science and advanced studies in Semitic Languages.
His work experience as a geophysical analyst traveling throughout the southwestern United States and his work at NASA during the first Space Shuttle flights inspired his early oil paintings. Over a...
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