Original Oil Paintings at the

530 Burns Gallery in Sarasota, FL

Richichi creating pastel & landscape oil  paintings.

International award winning artist Linda Richichi was born in Montgomery, NY.

Educational background:
Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz
Attended the Art Students League in 1999 (Scholarship from P.S.A.)
Many years of study with modern masters including John P. Osborne at the
Ridgweood Art Institute.

International Artist Magazine, Master Painters of the World,
Pastel Showcase, Jan. 2005 issue.
American Artist Magazine, June 2006 issue
 Art Times Linda's exhibit at the RiverWinds Gallery was critiqued favorably 
​ and written up by art critic Raymond J. Steiner.

Top Awards:
 Voted national Best Intuitive Artist from About.com (a NY Times company) 
​ Readers Choice award in 2012
 Best of Show Ontario Purchase Award, at the International Plein Air Painters (I.P.A.P.) Fourth Worldwide Paint Out at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 2006. 

 She was commissioned the Rowley Family Birthing Center at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY for an entire healing art collection. 

Her landscape work is traveling with the World Tour Exhibition titled "Far and Near Horizons" which includes work of 20 Contemporary Landscape Artists selected from the International Plein Air Painters and the Landscape Artists InternationaI organizations.

​Richichi was the first artist - in - residence at the SUNY Orange at the Newburgh Extension in 2008. Richichi conducts workshops in the US, Tuscany & Umbria, Italy and France. Linda has exhibited extensively around North America including NYC, Florida, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Penn., Colorado and in Canada.  She regularly shows in various galleries in the Hudson Valley Region and in NYC. Richichi's studio has recently moved to Armonk, NY.
Past/ Present Memberships Include:
Pastel Society of America (PSA)- Juried Associate member
​ International Plein Air Painters (IPAP)- Signature Status
New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP)- Signature Status
Portrait Society of America- Founding member (past)
 Landscape Artists International - Charter member 
 Plein Air Florida 

Artist Bio

“Her evocative plein air paintings express an intense response to observed nature, while her dynamic abstractions reflect a passionate energy and masterful sense of form.” – From Dennis Wepman, Art Curator of Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum.