Painting is my passion. Landscape architecture is my profession. I paint large abstract canvases plein-air by the ocean in Rhode Island, and in the vineyards of Tuscany, Italy.
My paintings are about nature, and the nature of painting and drawing. Through color, line, and the creation of form, I search for order and meaning.
Thematically, my interests center on the landscape abstracted, and pure abstraction in painting. Aerial perspectives, shorthand figure markings, spectrum paints, accidents, and deliberate risk engage, disrupt, and enhance my Art.
Over the last several years, I have completed extended stays at Artist's Residences, including Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA; Tuscany; Nantucket; and Wyoming. These places greatly influence my work emotionally, and fill my canvases with the light, landscape, and culture observed in these dramatically different environments.
As a traditionalist, love of family, world travel, classical literature and music, hiking, and gardening provide life’s greatest pleasures.
Richard's art is represented by Providence Art Club, Gallery Twist, Saatchi Art, Arts and Business Council of Boston, and DeCordova Museum Corporate Lending Program.
Keeping America Strong Award; Heartbeat America TV;
Nationally Televised Monograph 2005
Best In Show Abstract, Attleboro Arts Museum, 2014
Best Secret Garden, Boston Magazine, 2012
American Landscape Contractors Award, 2004
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1995.
Massachusetts Arts Council Arts Grant 1983
American Society of Landscape Architects Award 1973
Rhode Island School of Design Graduated Honors 1973
Boston Architectural Center, 1988-2000
Professor of Site Design, Landscape Studio Thesis Advisor, Visiting Critic
ART COLLECTIONS: Richard Kattman's paintings are held in public and private collections in the US and Italy.
Latest Exhibition: PROVIDENCE ART CLUB, "Abstraction", March 2021 with Eveline Luppi
PROVIDENCE ART CLUB, Members Exhibition, Oct 2020, Summer Show, August 2020, Class Exhibition 2020, Linden Place Show 2020, Winter Members Exhibition, 2019; New Members Exhibition, Sep, 2018; National Open Juried Exhibition, 2013
WAYLAND ARTS, Abstract Paintings, August, 2019; April 2019
MPRESSA E ARTE", Il Cotto Toscano S'Illumina, Nel Giardino del Zago, September 28, Strada in Chianti, Italy, 2018
ARTS AND BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BOSTON, Corporate Lending Lending Program, 2015-Present
DE CORDOVA MUSEUM, Lincoln, MA
Corporate Lending Program, 2012-Present
GALATEA FINE ARTS, Boston, MA
"New England Collective VII", 2016
"New England Collective VI", 2015
"Richard Kattman Painted Abstractions", 2014
NEW ART CENTER/ DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 2012, "New Media/Fresh Paint II"
FOUNTAIN STREET FINE ART, Boston, MA.
"Tenacious", March 2021
"Terrain: Finding Elusive Ground", 2015- 2016
“Painted Abstracts”, 2013,
“Richard Kattman Paintings”, 2011
ATTLEBORO MA ARTS MUSEUM
"AAM Auction"; Members Shows; 2000-Present
"Then and Now 2017"Artist of the Month, 2013, "Eightvisions", 2007, Flower Show, April 2008- 2014;
Scale: Experiencing Size, Surface and Story, 2011
WATER STREET MILL Open Studios, Holliston, MA.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY VITALE CATURANO GALLERY, 2009, “Abstract: Thought or Theory”,
BANK OF RHODE ISLAND, 2008
“Richard Kattman Paintings”
GRACE CHAPEL, Lexington, MA
Paintings; 2007- Present
BROADMOOR AUDUBON SANCTUARY, Natick, MA , 2004, "25 Charles River Photographs"
CENTER FOR ARTS, Natick, MA, 2004
“PAINT!”; Abstract Paintings
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 1995, "An Abandoned Garden" Exhibit; Spring Flower Show Designer