Rich Martinez Artworks, Claremont, CA
Richard Martinez has received numerous awards throughout his lifelong career as an artist. Some of the most prestigious include the Gold Key Award, National Scholastic Gold Award and the Hagen's National Award for ink drawings.
He has participated in the National Watercolor society show and was asked to sit on the board of directors of this prestigous group two years ago. Richard has been accepted into three Watercolr West juried shows, which earned him the distinction of becoming a signature member. He is also a member of the Manzanar Watercolor group that was headed by Henry Fukuhara and Milford Zornes.
His numerous exhibitions include many one-man shows and demonstrations in venues througout Southern California, including the Ontario Art Museum, Claremont Chamber of Commerce, Claremont Forum, Laguna Art Association, Mid-Valley Art Association and the Rancho Cucamonga Art Assocation, to name a few. He is also an active juror for many Southern California art associations.
After receiving his BA in Fine Arts at Cal State Los Angeles, he went on to earn his Masters Degree in Art Education at Claremont Graduate School. As a young man he received several scholarships for his talent, one of which took him to Chounard's Art Institute (now California Institute of the ARts) for a year and another that sent him to Guanajuato, Mexico as an exchange student and representative of his home town.
Some prominent artists that Richard has had the honor of working with include Millard Sheets, Rober Wood and Milford Zornes. He will be included in a book to be published next year outlining the life of Milford Zornes and the friends he painted with.
In September 2010, Richard will be painting daily at the Millard Sheets Art Gallery during the LA County Fair. Feel free to stop by for a visit if you are in Southern California.
*All watercolors for sale at $777.00 (full size watercolor paper 22x30). Signed photo images available $50.00 (20x30 inch gloss or matt) or $40.00 (16x20). COD.
**All purchases come with the option to exchange for painting of equal value within one year.