Richard William Willson, PhD, FAICP
- Landscape oil paintings in the plein air style, with a focus on interpretation of urban scenes.
- Studio oil paintings of urban scenes.
- Chalk pastel on paper, urban scenes and portraiture.
Solo show: Bottomfeeder: Views from the Arroyos. Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA. Show featured paintings, video, found object assemblage, and written interpretation with the Los Angeles River and Arroyo Seco as subject matter. March/April 2019.
Curated and displayed work in Positively 4th Street, a show documenting the encounter of two artists (Roderick Smith and Richard Willson) and a writer (D.J. Waldie) with the iconic downtown Los Angeles bridge. Huntley Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2018, January 27 through April 12, 2018. Show selected as one of KCRW’s “Five design things to do this week” January 22, 2018. Video of artists’ talk available at https://vimeo.com/253885010
“Cottonwood” painting featured on the cover of Environs, the magazine of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Fall, 2017 issue.
Solo shows include Alchemy | Pomona (2014) and Concrete Steel and Trees (2011) at the Metro Gallery, Pomona, CA.
Curated and displayed work in Paved and Painted, a group show of urban Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA 2014 and Traffic, a group show of artists’ interpretations of the visual environment of freeways, shown in South Pasadena, CA in 2010.
Numerous group shows, including the Southwest Museum (Los Angeles), Brenart (Pasadena), Space Studio (South Pasadena), Avenue 50 Gallery, the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour, Nature’s Brew, and others. The work is displayed at https://richard-willson.pixels.com
Co-creator of the Mount Washington Plein Air Painters, 2000 – 2020.