As you walk in the woods of New Hampshire you can see a continuous variety of shapes, colors and textures, arranged seemingly randomly as a result of the natural forces at play. Richard Widhu’s paintings are inspired by these views of nature, while also following certain tendencies in modern art such as randomness, a continuous overall image, and a shallow depth of field. He is especially attentive to color as it appears in nature, modified to present a harmonious composition. Widhu aims to create art which reflects a calm, almost meditative mood, resulting from his spiritual attitude toward nature.
Widhu has studied art at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, and the NH Institute of Art. He has been painting for 50 years and his work has been exhibited in juried shows in New England and nationally.
The paintings of Richard Widhu will be on exhibit in the Weston Gallery throughout the month of November, 2013. The Lane Memorial Library will also host an artist reception for Mr. Widhu on Saturday, November 9th from 2-5 PM. The reception is open to all, with light refreshments provided.