Artists > Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington’s work has been shown at the Schweinfurth Museum, NY, the Arnot Museum, NY, and the Pearce Museum, TX. He was awarded the Harris Popular Vote for his painting “Hot Summer Sky” at the 2013 Finger Lakes Exhibition.

Richard grew up pursuing outdoor activities, and those landscapes have stayed with him into his adult life. The barn paintings evolved out of the memories of childhood visits to ranches of his aunts and uncles in eastern Oregon. They are contemporary representations of traditional subject matter, recalling the history of interactions with people and places.

Richard paints in his studio on canvas or panels based on brief sketches done on location. He aims for balance between abstraction and representation that leaves the viewer feeling as if they are looking at a memory.

Artist’s Statement
“In a culture that increasingly separates us from the natural world, my interest is in how we relate to it, how it lives in our minds and memories and how it can provide us with a sense of belong, connection and home.”

"Early Afternoon"
Oil on Canvas
42" x 56"
"Winter Shadow"
Oil
36" x 36"
"Morning Shadow"
Oil
40" x 30"
"Lee's Barn"
Oil
66" x 48"
"Summer Light"
Oil
40" x 30"
2018
"Solstice"
Oil
56" x 38"
2018
"Shadows at Dusk"
Oil
40" x 30"
2018
"Evening Shadows"
Oil
72" x 52"
"Blue Barn"
Oil on Canvas
46 x 72
"Bright Blue Sky"
Oil
36" x 36"
2014
"Bright Blue Sky ll"
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
2014
"Jack's Place in Summer Sun"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
2011
"Old Woman's Barn"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
2014
"Uly's Barn, Orange Sky"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 72"
"Shelter"
Oil on Canvas
72" x 52"
"Kebler Pass"
Oil
50" x 102"
2013
"Blue Doors"
Oil on Canvas
52" x 48"
2013
"Above Slough Creek"
Oil
48" x 60"
2013
"Hay Barn"
Oil on Canvas
24" x 34"
2013
"Gibson's Neighbor"
Oil on Canvas
66" x 48"
2013
"Hillside in Morning Sun"
Oil
19" x 19" [Framed]
2012
"Under a Crescent Moon"
Oil on Canvas
32 x 32
2012
"Texas Afternoon"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 66"
2012
"Coyote Woods"
Oil
54" x 102"
2013
"Open Crib"
Oil on Canvas
32" x 32"
2012
"Crib in Winter"
Oil on Canvas
32" x 32"
2012
"Winter Moon"
Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"
2012
"Spring Grass"
Oil
30" x 30"
2012
"Reflection"
Oil
41" x 32"
2012
"Gathering Sky"
Oil
72" x 46"
2012
"Bright"
Oil
48" x 82"
2012
"Corn Crib Winter Sun"
Oil
30" x 30"
2012
"Corn Crib Winter Moon"
Oil
30" x 30"
2012
"Jack's Place in Winter"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
2011
"Four Windows"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
2011
"Jack's Place in Snow"
Oil on Canvas
36" x 42"
2010
"Pink Barn"
44" x 56"
2010
"Bear Study 1"
Oil on Panel
10" x 10"
2008
"Hayden Valley Evening"
Oil on Linen
72" x 44"
2008
"Buffalo Study 2"
Oil on Panel
10" x 10"
2008
"Gray Barn, Green Sky"
Oil on Linen
48" x 60"
2008
"Buffalo Study 1"
Oil on Panel
10" x 10"
2008
"February Moon"
Oil on Linen
48" x 48"
2008
"Bear Study 2"
Oil on Panel
10" x 10"
2008
"On the Edge of Heaven"
Oil on Linen
60" x 48"
2008
"Molly's Grove"
Oil on Linen
48" x 36"
2008
"June Barn"
Oil on Linen
40" x 32"
2008