Jack Riddle, a Maine Painter
A native of the New York City area, Jack summered in Maine as a young child and moved there initially in 1970, and then permanently in 1981. A businessman for most of his career, he has always had a passion for the arts and became especially active in local and regional music organizations. He dabbled in drawing and painting for most of his life, but took up oil painting in earnest in 2001.
Jack's varied art education ranges from his own independent study to working with established artists. He studied drawing with Kathleen Boldt of Brunswick, Maine, and also taken course work at Maine College of Art and University of Southern Maine. He has also studied with noted San Miguel de Allende, Mexico painter, Frank Gardner with whom he first experienced plein air painting. His independent study includes the writings of Charles Hawthorne, Robert Henri, John Carlson, Emille Gruppe, George Bellows and others.
The paintings shown here are but a fraction of Jack's work. If you are interested seeing more, his subjects encompass the following:
Maine landscapes and seascapes, fictional portraits mostly of characters in opera, Mexico landscapes and cityscapes, figures in scenes, copies of paintings by Monet, Velasquez and Sorolla, and more. He has also done custom paintings for clients who favor his representational/impressionist style. Contact Jack directly for details.
Jack Riddle joined Fine Art America on October 7th, 2007.