Agawam artist shows his passion for oil painting


AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Each month, Agawam Community Artists and Artisans spotlights one of its members.

This month, they spotlight Richard Nowak, associate member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, the Tobacco Valley Artists Association, the Holyoke Art League, and the Springfield Art League.

Nowak has been working at his craft for over 25 years, he says, and has a deep love and appreciation for oil painting. “I have been painting in oils on canvas and cardboard for over twenty-five years in a realistic style with an impressionist touch! I like to paint “in the open air” mainly landscapes, marine scenes, gardens and still lifes. I paint in oils, acrylics and watercolors and I find that each medium has its advantages.

When Nowak paints he enjoys showing a variety of textures, colors, contrasts and details with his medium, and believes that art is cathartic and should be a place that uplifts the spiritual and brings joy and comfort to the viewer and I paint with that in mind. .

“I paint regularly outside or in the open air, especially in oil and in the summer I paint regularly in the local parks and gardens. I also teach and run outdoor painting workshops in conjunction with Westfield Creative Arts in the spring and fall in Westfield. Please contact Westfield Creative Arts if you like participating in the outdoor workshop, ”Nowak said.

Nowak is certified as a Grumbacher Acrylic Painting Instructor and teaches acrylic painting at Westfield Creative Arts in downtown Westfield.


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