Richard Kattman Meet

Richard Kattman

Holliston, MA

About Richard Kattman

Holliston, MA

Richard’s art comprises abstract and landscape paintings, figure/ portrait paintings and drawings, and 35mm/view camera photography. The landscape architecture practice consists of urban design, planning, commercial, industrial, recreation/open space, and fine residential projects.

Richard is married to Barbara Kattman, a successful real estate agent. Son, Matthew is a Trader Joe’s manager. Daughter, Miah, is an award winning real estate broker. A love of family, world travel, classical literature, classical music, gardening, and two happy dogs provide life’s greatest pleasures.

Artist's Statement:

Painting and drawing are Richard's passions. Landscape architecture is his profession. Richard paints large abstract canvases plein-air in the open air by the ocean. He paints large-scale portrait and figure paintings in the studio. Landscape paintings are produced in the field in all weather conditions.

Richard's paintings and drawings are about nature, man’s relationship to nature, man’s nature and the nature of painting and drawing. Through color, line, and form, Richard searches for beauty and meaning in the universe.

Some works are inspired by natural elements – sea, wind, night stars, and aerial views of earth appearing from space. Some are drawn from infinite places located within the sub conscious.

Richard's abstract canvases contain movement, energy, slash, spatter, thrust, space, primary colors, memories, hopes, ocean currents, the milky way, serenity, angst, coolness of water, maps of places, storms, moons, and geometry.

His paintings are as solid as concrete with colors that are dense, impenetrable, rich, modeled, and thick with texture. Through painting and meditation, Richard can begin to see clearly.

Richard is obsessed with the art works of DaVinci, Picasso, and DeKooning. The artists he studies, the authors he reads and the musicians he listens to influence his work. Richard reads the novels of Tolstoy, Thomas Hardy, and John Steinbeck and listens to the music of Beethoven, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones.

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Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

    June 18, 2014
    Feb 27, 2013
    March 13, 2013


  • Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor Fine Arts, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
    Providence, RI,1973 
  • Pennsylvania State University, Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture
    State College, PA,1967 

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