I am Detroit area artist and conservator Richard Ulrich. This is my 56th year as a professional freelance artist. From my studio in Rochester Michigan I purvey fine artworks and fine art services .
An artist’s task is to create beautiful things that last a very long time. Using my traditional university education in art and science I create works of landscape, fantasy and sacred geometry. My primary media are oil and acrylic paint, ink and colored pencil on canvas. Historic permanent colors, technique and media take center stage in these efforts. While firmly based in classic art, I constantly experiment with novel imagery and form.
I record my love of nature, wilderness and the back country with camera. I then modify, edit, combine and manipulate those images on computer before transferring them to canvas. My goal is to express the beauty I experience in images of perspective, color, drama and lighting. The Hudson River School and the Canadian Group of Seven School are major influences on my landscape style.
I employ landscape as a base for visual experiments in geometry and a context for dream imagery. The visual challenge of fractals, the harmony of tiles and the vibrancy of contrasting color present a visual cadence I find most entertaining. My intent is not to copy what I see, rather it is to interpret and express what I experience and imagine in order to present the viewer with images of beauty.