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
  • Through the Lens – 2022 International juried online exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
  • Artist’s Choice Art Show – 2022 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Primal Disposition II: Dual Dilemma – National juried gallery exhibition, Vestige Concept Gallery, Pittsburg, PA
  • Art4Animals 2022 – International juried online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA
  • Photofest 2022 – Local juried gallery exhibition and online exhibition, Council On Culture and Arts, Tallahassee, FL
  • November Group Art Show – 2022 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Far Away Places 2022 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • The Four Elements – Earth, Wind, Fire, Water – 2022 National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • Floral Art Show – 2022 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • December Group Art Show – 2022 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Celebrate Art — Open Call – 2022 National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • Yellow Art Show – 2022 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Outstanding 2022 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Aging Well for All – PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST HIGHLIGHT | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 Publication, National Center on Aging (NCOA)
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2023
  • Painting and Photography Art Show – 2022-23 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery (Honorable Mention)
  • January Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Passionate Journey – 2023 Regional juried gallery exhibition, LeMoyne Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
  • Valdosta National 2023 – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State University, GA
  • Blue Hour – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Intersect Arts Center, St. Louis, MO
  • February Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Climate Changing 2023 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Celebrate Art 2023 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • March Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • On The Streets — The Urban Experience – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • Show Off! – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Virginia Beach Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Figures or Faces – 2023 International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Animals Art Show – 2023 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Nature Art Show – 2023 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • art & ecology – 2023 International juried online exhibition, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
  • Environments – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St Charles, IL
  • April Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • 25th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Langdon Cultural and Educational Center, Tarleton State University, Granbury, TX
  • Variations 2023 – National juried gallery exhibition, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA
  • Call of the Wild – 2023 International juried online exhibition, SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions), CA
  • Absolutely Abstract – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • May Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • At Night: A Photographic Exploration of Light – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, Fayetteville, NC
  • Flower Power – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Core Art Space, Lakewood, CO
  • Digital Art 2023 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Expressions 2023 – International juried online exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
  • 2023 Age + Action – National Center on Aging (NCOA) national juried online photo exhibition
  • ABRAZO – 2023 National juried online exhibition, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
  • In the Time of Climate Change – 2023 Interational juried gallery exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI
  • July Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • The Artist’s Vision — Open Call – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • 2023 – Open Theme / All Media – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • August Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • 2023 – 50 or Older – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Waters Art Show – 2023 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Faces Art Show – 2023 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Nature – Landscape Serene and Savage – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • September Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • CCAN – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX
  • Human Form and Figure – 2023 International juried online exhibition, SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions), CA
  • Thru the Lens Photography Show – 2023 Regional juried gallery exhibition, The Joe Center for the Arts, Port St. Joe, FL, (2nd Place Human Interest Category)
  • Abstract Expressions 2023 – International online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA
  • 2023 Small Works – International juried gallery exhibition, Five Points Art Center, Torrington, CT
  • 2023 – Flashpoint (Photography Exhibition) – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • The Drama of Light and Shadow – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • Mystery, Magic, and the Macabre – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Deines Cultural Center, Russell, KS
  • Veteran’s Art Exhibition: “Our True Heroes” – 2023 National online exhibition, 6th Street Studios & Art Center, Gilroy, CA
  • Likeness – 2023 International juried gallery exhibition, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS
  • Floral Art Show – 2023 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Naturalist Gallery Landscape Collection – 2023 International online exhibition, Naturalist Gallery of Contemporary Art, DC
  • Where is the Human? – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, East End Arts, Riverhead, NY
  • November Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • Naturalist Gallery Photography Collection – 2023 International online exhibition, Naturalist Gallery of Contemporary Art, DC
  • December Group Art Show – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • CELEBRATE ART (2023) – National juried gallery exhibition, MVA Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • Photofest 2023 – Local online exhibition, Council On Culture and Arts, Tallahassee, FL
  • HOMAGE – 2023 National juried gallery exhibition, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • Flora and Fauna 2023 – International online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA
  • Solo Exhibit – 2023 Solo online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA
  • Naturalist Gallery Figurative Collection – 2023 International online exhibition, Naturalist Gallery of Contemporary Art, DC
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2024
  • 33rd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show – Regional juried gallery exhibition, MartinArts, Stuart, FL
  • Naturalist Gallery Nature Exhibition – 2024 International juried online exhibition, Naturalist Gallery of Contemporary Art, DC
  • Art4Animals 2024 – International juried online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA
  • Hot Topics – 2023 International gallery exhibition, Ludington Area Center for the Arts, Ludington, MI
  • INTIMATE – 2024 Local Event loan agreement, Tallahassee Ballet, Tallahassee, FL
  • Wild Wonders: A Photographic Journey Through Florida’s Big Bend – 2024 NEA Big Read Event local loan agreement, Leon County Public Library, Tallahassee, FL
  • Women in Art 2024 – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Artists and Autism: Shake the World! – 2024 Local Event loan agreement, Leon County Public Library, Tallahassee, FL
  • Naturalist Gallery META Exhibition – 2024 International juried online exhibition, Naturalist Gallery of Contemporary Art, DC
  • Portrait Art Show – 2024 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Colorscapes – 2024 International juried online exhibition, PHOTO ARTFOLIO, Boston, MA
  • 2024 Open Art Exhibit – International juried online exhibition, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA
  • World Untamed – 2024 International juried online exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
  • 2024 All Things Considered – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Open Art Show – 2024 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery
  • Naturalist Gallery Statement Piece Exhibition – 2024 International juried online exhibition, Naturalist Gallery of Contemporary Art, DC
  • Aging Well for All—Celebrating Our Colors and Diversity – 2024 National Center on Aging (NCOA) national juried online photo exhibition
  • 2024 Botanical – International online exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Naturalist Gallery Human Exhibition – 2024 International online exhibition, Naturalist Gallery of Contemporary Art, DC
  • I. We. They. Celebrations of Gender – 2024 National Juried Exhibition, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
  • May Flowers – 2024 National juried in gallery exhibition, Gallery of Hermosa, Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Beyond the Photograph: Artificial Intelligence – 2024 National juried gallery exhibition, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI
  • Earth First – 2024 National juried in gallery exhibition, Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA
  • Green Art Show – 2024 International juried online exhibition, Grey Cube Gallery

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.