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 Museum.

International award winning artist Linda Richichi was born in Montgomery, NY. Richichi's extensive plein air work has
given her a basis for creating studio pieces that are filled with nature's energy. Her resume contains her exhibit history.
Educational background: Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz
Attended the Art Students League in 1999 on Scholarship from the Pastel Society of America
Many years of study with modern masters including John P. Osborne at the Ridgweood Art Institute.
Publications:

  The New York Times wrote about one of Linda's workshops at the Wainwright House in Rye, NY.
​ International Artist Magazine under Master Painters of the World, Pastel Showcase in the Jan. 2005 issue. In the June 2006 issue.


 The American Artist Magazine- features Linda's acrylics.


 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. 


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

Her more traditional 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.
Her work has been found in galleries around the North America including NYC, NY, PA, FL, WI, NJ, CO and both coasts of Canada.
 She regularly showed in various galleries in the Hudson Valley Region and in NYC.
Richichi now lives permanently in Sarasota, FL.
She is represented by 530 Burns Gallery in Sarasota, FL and Nikki Sedacca Gallery, Edgartown, MA.


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, past member

​* Light Chaser - current member