"…..the large Hudson River 'scape, with the sky opening with a bit of light, was, for me, breathtakingly
beautiful. It is, by any standard, a masterpiece…and I love it."
- Ray Steiner, editor- Art Times Journal
“Congratulations, quite a variety showing your skill and love for people and nature.”
- Cornelia Seckel, publisher – Art Times Journal
"Mysterious imagery also figures priminently in the paintings by Richichi, who merges the phantom outline of a vase (female figure) with expressionistic landscapes in strikingly successful synthesis. Richichi regards painting as "a pilgrimage- a journey into the mystery of creation." - and her vibrant colors laid down with energetic strokes do indeed come across as gestures within sacred context of a spiritual path."
- Byron Coleman , art critic, Gallery & Studio Magazine, NYC
“It has always been my honor and pleasure to know you and your wonderful work so full of atmosphere, breath and a completely fresh approach.”
– Warmest wishes from your fellow plein air painter & comrade.
- Garin Baker
What a fabulous experience. This Color and Energy workshop taught me to paint plein air, how to lay down strokes and not blend. Linda is an amazing artist & teacher. She shares her knowledge & experience from her heart. She truly is one of the best art teachers I have ever experienced. - Mary Carter
Linda brings a special awareness of technique and expression to your learning experience. You come away from the workshop with a greater understanding of why you chose certain colors and how scenes to paint are really interactive to your personality. - Maura Casorio
This workshop was very informative and learned about value, color, composition and planning the painting. I plan to take her next workshop! - Gail Patelunas
Learned a lot -glazes, values, colors, you name it. Linda is very open & a talented teacher as well. I really enjoyed her focus on positivity & seeing what is "right" in your paintings! - Joan Kaiser
It was very scary at first to paint outdoors but everyone encourages each other. I loved the information and personal pointers. - Brenda Biallas
Linda Richichi is an excellent instructor, personable, well-informed, and a very good artist.I've learned so much from her. - Linda Snider Ward from LA
Linda is a patient and thoughtful mentor and a wonderful person to experience plein air painting with. - Carol from Ft. Myers, FL
I learned a lot from this workshop. The hands on experience and feedback was invaluable. - JoAnn LaPadula
I had a very positive experience with Linda's workshop. The first night was fun and informative. The second day was a good demo. I enjoyed doing the notan sketches & painting over them. The last day was a challenge trying to find a subject matter that was simple to paint. In the end I think my painting was pretty good after Linda gave me positive advise & feedback. I enjoyed all the women in the class and positive energy! Thanks so much. - Tish S.
Thanks Linda Richichi! It really was a dream come true for me. Working with you, Deborah Hanlon and each woman that was a part of the group was amazing! I got it! Italy was magnificent on every level. - Dori Warren
The Italy workshop was an amazing 10 days of meeting new friends and sharing a journey of growth and self discovery where we were given the opportunity to "show up" as our authentic selves. Thank you so much Linda Richichi, and Deborah Hanlon ... everyone .. truly memories of a lifetime and the beginning of many new friendships !! - Debra Sheafe
"I don't think I have the words to explain how wonderful this year's Italy trip was for me. I wanted to find Tina, because she got buried under stress, negativity, and stories. I found her and I've been loving her ever since! I also learned how to deal with life, and it helps tremendously! -The best part is all the beautiful ladies I met on this journey and now we are friends! We all experienced heaven on earth, and it was life changing!!!! Everyone should experience this and the whole world would be a better place." - Tina Grover
I just wanted to thank you again for your efforts in putting a great cruise together. The perfect blend of people, topics, teachers and experiences totally surrounded by Mother Nature to rock you to sleep. Kudos to Mark too. Great team.
I am looking forward to processing and painting over the next few days in Orlando. Thanks for your helpful tips. I can't wait to practice.
Carole Heaney from NY
Wonderful learning atmosphere, nonjudgemental, reassuring, nice
combination of experimental and sharing. Learned and enjoyed. Please do more.
Diana Underwood. from Cornwall, NY
I genuinely enjoyed the class this semester and your insight. It has awakened an appreciation for things that has been long dormant. I can truly say that no other class I have taken has given me an opportunity to spend more time with my children. It has been a great joy to sit down to work on my homework and watch my children gather around and start to make their own artwork. I just wanted to let you know you made a difference and are appreciated by me and my family. Have a great break.
-JS (from SUNY Orange Intro to Art)
This was a amazing Art class I learned so much from you .
Thanks so much you are a wonderful artist and I appreciate the energy you shared with us in each class I pray you are blessed and the world gives you back 10x what u deserve.