Emerging artist Richard Seney’s work is reminiscent of the classical still life painters of the Dutch and Flemish schools of painting.
But Seney’s approach is unique, the medium of his choice are colored pencils versus the oil paints his predecessors used. His ability to achieve the rich and luminous quality that his work possesses is done through multiple applications of transparent layers requiring steadfast patience and focus.
One of the many reasons for this high degree of deliberation is the refined delicacy he seeks through his sensitive and contemplative touch, which in the end results in a very ‘painterly’ drawing.
Artists who have been highly influential in his work are the painters Pieter Claesz (b.1597-1660) a Dutch still life painter of the 17th century and the other strong influence in Seney’s work is Raphaelle Peale (b. 1774-1825) an American artist, considered America’s first professional still life painter.
Richard Seney resides in White Plains where he continues his studies and pursuit of the luminous still life.
Richard Seney-“Still Lifes” in colored pencil: March 29th to April 16th; Artist’s Reception- Sat., April 2, 5-8 pm
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
126 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538