I started painting when I was 50, came home after my first lesson and told my husband Fred: "This is what I want to do for the rest of my life."
I studied with a great teacher, Sharon Wilson, for 7 years. When I retired from teaching in Bloomington, MN after 35 years, I combined my love of teaching and watercolor. I started a new retirement career teaching watercolor to adults.
I have my own studio at our lake home in Minnesota, where we live for 6 months over the summer, called Cottontail Studio. During the winter 6 months, I teach here at the Cape Coral Art League, the best club in the area!
Teaching watercolor has enhanced my retirement beyond my wildest dreams. I get to share my passion with people from all over this country and from other countries who live here in Cape Coral and at my lake home up north.
I continue to improve my watercolor techniques by taking lessons from many nationally ranked watercolor artists.
Contact Information: If you would wish to buy a painting or take lessons, please contact me at 218-330-8946.
An Indiana native, Richard attended Purdue University (Lafayette, Indiana) and earned a degree in Visual Communications Design. His professional career started in Indianapolis and then migrated to Northwest Indiana in 1990. In 1994, he opened his graphic design firm, Goodnight and Associates, and spent a few years teaching digital design at Valparaiso University. Moving to Florida in 2016, he gave up shoveling snow, but maintains his design business and is putting more focus on his fine art. He creates his artwork in graphite, charcoal, watercolor, oil and pastel.