Richard Stenhouse, American (1944 - )

A native North Carolinian, Richard Stenhouse received a B.A. in visual arts from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a M.F.A. in visual arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Richard Stenhouse is a North Carolina native. His fascination with art began in childhood and fully ignited in his mid twenties. After working for five years in the field of architecture, he began to study art formally. He studied architecture at the North Carolina State University School of Design, and received a BA in Visual Arts from UNC-Charlotte. Stenhouse continued his studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he received his M.F.A.

Richard has participated in over 100 group and solo exhibitions, establishing a regional & national following. Included among these are exhibitions at the Duke University Museum of Art, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, the Asheville Museum of Art, and the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, Italy. In 1996, Richard was honored with a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant.

Richard is constantly striving to grow as an artist, and to enrich his knowledge and appreciation of art as a foundation for personal creativity. In pursuit of this goal he has, over the past thirty years, spent countless ours in some of the finest galleries and art museums of fourteen countries.

In his studio work Richard has been involved with a number of media including lithography, etching, oil pint, acrylic, pastel, graphite pencil, oil crayon, water crayon, and numerous combinations of these. He has worked on surfaces including panel, canvas, paper, vellum, and Mylar film.

Richard has lived in Charlotte since 1975 with his wife Pamela. His greatest pleasures are his loved ones, both two and four-legged, the great outdoors, traveling, and making his art.

For almost two decades, Richard Stenhouse has been making drawings that evoke the soft luminescence that lies like a veil over the fields, forests and cities of the Carolinas. 

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