Richard Boyer divides his time between Utah and Sweden, the native home of his wife, Karin. He travels frequently throughout Europe and America - from the quiet waterways of Amsterdam and the rolling hills of Provence to the jagged peaks of the American Rocky Mountains. He is forever searching for new locations and intriguing subject matter. His landscapes draw on the traditional approach to oil paintings, but are contrasted by a richer textural quality.
On completion of his BFA at the University of Utah in 1981, Boyer lived in Germany where he studied languages at the Universitaet Kiel. With Kiel as a home base, he traveled throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He departed from Kiel in 1984 for the ‘mod’ lifestyle of West Berlin. This exposure provided a rich backdrop for experimentation in painting styles. Boyer lived the Bohemian lifestyle with other German artists, painting the harsh reality of a city trapped behind the iron curtain.
About his work he says, “Painting for me has been and always will be a lifelong journey of learning. As I see objects and record my ideas on the canvas, I realize there is so much more to painting than merely applying the pigment on a surface according to a preconceived formula. There is a learning process I am experiencing from one painting to the next, a quest for knowledge to know the subject on which I am working.”
Visit Richard's work at:
869 NW Wall Street, Suite 100
Bend, OR 97701