The March 19th meeting will feature oil painter Rich Gallego.
Gallego has been painting the landscape since 1996. After attending ArtCenter College of Design he studied with such luminaries as Karl Dempwolf, George Strickland, and Jean LeGassick. His longtime love of Nature’s wild places has taken him far afield from Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly to the beaches of Hawaii. From the rivers, gorges, and adobes of Northern New Mexico to the glaciers of Alaska and so many places in between, all in search of the scenes he loves to paint.
Referring to his obsession with painting as “my wonderful affliction”, he is constantly searching for new ways to reveal the natural world to others through paint. Rich teaches weekly plein air workshops in Southern California, annual workshops for Cloudcroft Art Workshops in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, and has taught weeklong workshops for The Taos Art School in Taos, New Mexico each Summer/Fall since 2009.