Escape the inadequate computer images and
experience the original oils "Tree Top Sunset" and "We Live Here" at:
Kansas Masters Invitational Art Show in Topeka
September 2 - October 21
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
Marilyn Richter, 1932-1984
Matthew Returns to Topeka Roots
Art permeated the childhood of young Matthew, son of noted Topeka artist, Marilyn Richter. His mother showed him how art expands the imagination and develops self-actualization.
As a child, Matthew accompanied his mother on plein-air, or outdoor, painting sessions throughout the Topeka and Flint Hills area. The painters captured the majesty of the Kansas plains in quick brushstrokes.
Later in the studio, they developed the sketches into larger, stylized paintings. Matthew still uses plein-air sessions to generate new compositions and color notes.
Marilyn's choice of subject matter and painting style influenced the development of Matthew's own technique. In the image below, detail of Matthew's oil, "Evening Descends on the Tallgrass" and Marilyn's pastel "Red Prairie Grass" reveals the similarities in grass depiction between the two artists.
Only 2 weeks remaining
at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas
Matthew Richter One Room Showing
August 5 - September 17
View Matthew's newest prairie masterpieces collected in one stunning room