Rick Humphrey began painting en plein air in 1985. Since
that time he primarily focused on the Palos Verdes Peninsula where he grew up. In 1997 he organized the first
art exhibition and sale to benefit The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy featuring artists from the newly
formed Portuguese Bend Artist Colony. Since that time, their annual exhibition has grossed almost one-half million
dollars raising a significant amount of money for the conservancy.
His work has been exhibited in the Natural History Museum
of Los Angeles, The Bowers Cultural Museum of Santa Ana, The Pasadena Museum of Art, The Carnegie Art Museum, and
the State Capital Building of Sacramento. In 2007 he received the California Art Club’s Gold Medal for the Edgar
Payne Award for Best Landscape at the 96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition. His paintings are in collections
throughout the United States and Europe. He is a Signature Member of the California Art Club and founding member of
The Portuguese Bend Artist Colony.
For the past few years Rick has traveled to various
locations across the United States producing paintings for an upcoming American Landscape