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Desolation valley wilderness

Rick Woods
Sparks, NV

About the Artist

He said, "I have always been an artist. All my life I’ve gotten these urges to draw what I imagine, these ideas as images that come upon me when I’m daydreaming about something else. A quick sketch may be all that happens for the moment, but some I’ve actually gotten around to bringing to reality. Some of my best work was a re-creation of one of these images that I could see so clearly. Sometimes a sketch is much better than words."
Rick is a Washington State native, with high school in Concord, Calif., and fine arts training at CSU Chico, Indiana University, South Bend and University of …

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About the Artist

He said, "I have always been an artist. All my life I’ve gotten these urges to draw what I imagine, these ideas as images that come upon me when I’m daydreaming about something else. A quick sketch may be all that happens for the moment, but some I’ve actually gotten around to bringing to reality. Some of my best work was a re-creation of one of these images that I could see so clearly. Sometimes a sketch is much better than words."
Rick is a Washington State native, with high school in Concord, Calif., and fine arts training at CSU Chico, Indiana University, South Bend and University of Nevada, Reno.
He has worked as a magazine editor, a freelance writer, illustrator, designer, photographer. He’s also been a search and rescue air crewman, electronics tech., carpenter, sign painter/exhibit builder, and lots of other stuff, some that made a living and others that didn’t. He’s worked primarily in watercolor all his life, and lately some success in oils and acrylics. He
s experimented with silkscreen and lithography, and with assemblage and collage too.
HIs second grade teacher apologized that she couldn’t get him to do much else but draw. He took a third place award as a high school sophomore in the Concord Art Association’s 1967 Annual show. He graduated from high school with the departmental arts award, earned a regional place in the national Hallmark high school competition. His work is in collections in the US Air Force Command HQ, Anchorage, Alaska, Indiana University, South Bend, US Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington DC, and many private collections. His first solo show was in Elizabeth City, N.C., in 1988.

Artist’s Work

Sunset out back
Rick woods

Sunset Out Back

By Rick Woods

Desolation valley wilderness
Rick woods

Desolation Valley Wilderness

By Rick Woods

Selected Exhibitions

  • University of Phoenix
    Reno, NV, 2012

Education

  • University of Nevada Reno,
    Reno, NV,1997 
  • Indiana University, South Bend,
    South Bend, Indiana,1980 
  • Calif. State University, Chico,
    Chico Calif.,1971