Richard P. Stevens earned a BA in Art at the University of Florida, a MFA in Studio Art at Florida State University, and a Master in Public Administration at Florida State University. Although primarily educated and trained as an artist in drawing and painting, he worked for over 10 years as an environmental graphic designer before moving into state-level higher education administration. During his time as an environmental graphic designer he also served as a voting member on several art selection committees for various state-owned buildings under the Florida Art in Public Places program, and was the principal designer for the original architectural signage and donor recognition plaques/monuments for the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida. His role in higher education included involvement with organizations and groups coordinating the establishment of digital art and digital media education programs throughout Florida, and also the expanded use of distance education technologies. During this period of time he became more intrigued by the imaging capabilities offered by new graphic technologies, and recently began to work primarily in this medium to produce digital images for print. This excursion into digital photographic art has allowed for the creation of images at a much faster pace than drawing or painting, but the end product has retained much of the same color and design sensibilities as his earlier work in oils and colored pencil.

Recent Exhibitions

2018
  • Guest Artist – Southern Exposure Art Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida
     
2019
  • NudeNite Orlando – National juried gallery exhibition, Orlando, FL
     
2021
  • Bird Is The Word – National juried online exhibition, Flagler County Art League, FL
  • 2021 Age + Action – National Center on Aging (NCOA) national juried online photo exhibition (1st Prize, Honorable Mention, and Staff Pick)
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – 2021 National juried bird photography gallery exhibition, Gallery by The Lake, Lake Charles, LA
  • 14th Annual Contemporary Figurative Show 2021 – National juried gallery exhibition, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • On a High Note – National juried online exhibition, Flagler County Art League, FL
  • Nature – Landscape Serene and Savage – 2021 National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • Picture This! – National juried online exhibition, Flagler County Art League, FL (5th Place in photography category and a Special Recognition Award)
  • Digital Art, Assemblage or Collage, 2021 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • VIBRANT LandScAPes – International online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, CA
  • 2021 – Botanical Art & Illustration – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
     
2022
  • Human Faces & Figures – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Extraordinary Works: Group Exhibition – International juried gallery exhibition, Mona Niko Gallery, Mission Viejo Mall, CA
  • The Power of Portraits – Human and Animal – National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • Captured (Photography) 2022 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Landscapes and Seascapes, 2022 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • FLoRa FauNa, 2022 – International online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA
  • The Art of Beauty – National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • April Group Art Show – National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • 2022 Creative Tallahassee – Regional juried gallery exhibition and online exhibition, Council On Culture and Arts, Tallahassee, FL
  • City Commission Room Gallery – Selected for annual loan program, Council On Culture and Arts, Tallahassee, FL
  • It’s Okay to Laugh – Humor in Art – International juried online exhibition, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, CA
  • Call of The Wild – International juried online exhibition, SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions), CA
  • 2022 Skies – International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery (Honorable Mention)
  • OPEN Call, 2022 – International juried online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA
  • Biosphere – International juried gallery exhibition, Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery, Kokomo, IA
  • June Group Art Show – National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Best of the Best, 2022 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 50th Annual Melvin Gallery Art Exhibition – National juried online exhibition, Lakeland Art Guild, Lakeland, FL
  • 2022 Landscapes – International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Golden – 50 and Older Exhibition – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Flowers for Peace and Prosperity – International juried online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA
  • Photography 2022 – International juried gallery exhibition, Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery, Kokomo, IA
  • 2022 Age + Action – National Center on Aging (NCOA) national juried online photo exhibition (Staff Pick)
  • 2022 Waters – International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Focused Moments – 2022 Regional juried photography exhibition, LeMoyne Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
  • Artopia – 2022 International juried online exhibition, SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions), CA
  • 2022 City Art Show – International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • All About Women 2022 – International juried online exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – 2022 National juried bird photography gallery exhibition, Gallery by The Lake, Lake Charles, LA
  • small works, Big Talent 2022 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2022 Faces – International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Nature – Landscape Serene and Savage – 2022 National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • Human Form & Figures – 2022 International juried online exhibition, SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions), CA
  • Contemporary Social Realism – 2022 National juried gallery exhibition, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Nocturne – 2022 National juried gallery exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
  • October Group Art Show – National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Captured Through A Lens – 2022 International juried online exhibition, SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions), CA
  • Primal Disposition II: Dual Dilemma – National juried gallery exhibition, Vestige Concept Gallery, Pittsburg, PA
     

About The Process

Digital photographs taken by the artist are modified through a variety of actions such as cropping, color and lighting adjustments, juxtaposition, distortions, texture filters, and resizing to create what is often a very different image. This new digital image becomes the ‘original work of art’ from which a high-quality print-on-demand can be made using a Canon imagePROGRAF large format printer designed for professionals in graphics, fine art, and photography. The large format printer uses 12-Color LUCIA EX pigment ink, which provides a vibrant color range with improved scratch resistance and smoother color gradations. Most images are designed to be printed on high-quality archival papers or canvas at a specific size, but some customization is possible within artistic and technical parameters.