Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Portrait, Landscape
Richard Rudnicki is a realist painter and in lives in Nova Scotia. His website is cross section of his paintings with many recent works. The survey cuts across the genres in which he works. His paintings provide a pleasing experience for the viewer, as well as insight into the practice of a working artist.
His paintings, and his interests as an artist, fall into distinctly separate but related categories: landscape, historical, contemporary genre, and figurative.
Rudnicki’s paintings are described as “imbued with their subject’s passion” (The Globe and Mail). His landscapes are about his long, deep connection with the earth. His paintings about historical events are derived from true stories, and combine solid research with creative expression. Contemporary genre paintings depict common everyday scenes as he feels that it’s the little things in life that are most important. A passion for humanity can be seen in his paintings of the human figure, which are both a recording of the subjects and a vital part of his practice reflected in all his other work.
Rudnicki is an award-winning picture book illustrator, and he frequently takes commissions.