J. Kirk Richards is a man of many talents. He is best known for his paintings, but he is also a musician, sculptor, writer and illustrator of children's books, and he has even made music videos. As a youth, Kirk was a talented musician, but during his teenage years he decided to change his emphasis and pursue a career in art.
|Cherubim and a flaming sword|
Kirk's work has a distinctive look to it. His paintings frequently portray religious themes, but he also works in landscapes and portraits. His versatility allows him to paint both traditional classical forms and more abstract images. There is also quite a range of sizes to his art work. His smallest portraits have been just inches and his largest painting is 6 feet tall and 18 feet wide. His paintings are also know for their beautiful custom frames, which are works of art by themselves.
Painting is not jut a hobby for Kirk. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 2000 with an art degree and has been supporting his family as a full time artist since then. Kirk lives in Utah County, but also has a studio in Redmond, Utah. His success in not limited to Utah. His work is featured in art shows and personal collections across the country.
|Christ and the palsied man|
Here is a time lapse video clip of Kirk in action painting one of his famous mother and child portraits.
Kirk's website can be found at jkirkrichards.com. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out. Viewing great art is a good way to improve the quality of your day.