about richard ott
Richard Ott is a contemporary painter, equally interested in oil and watercolor painting and drawing His work is inspired by the lives of the people and landscapes around us. He works in a variety of mediums including pencil, chalk, pen and ink, watercolor, and oil.
Dick paints series of works that represents a particular artistic problem or observation. His current work, The Long View series, shows many young and old people revealing something of their inner lives and their relationships to others. The paintings primary themes are the dignity of the individual and of a group.
Dick is well-known for his distinctive and observant style of portrait and figure drawing. A skilled draftsman, he draws the daily life of complex people as they go about their business. He has drawn images of hundreds of people in the court system, including judges, lawyers, police officers, criminal defendants, their families, and witnesses. DickĄ¯s drawn portraits and true life dramatic scenes are highly regarded recordings of modern life.
Dick is a highly acclaimed portrait artist. He has painted the portraits of many private individuals and families. Dick has been commissioned to do portraits for clients in the corporate, legal, and political fields.
Landscapes and Wildlife Painting
Dick paints plein air in oil and watercolor, and prefers to paint on location whenever possible. He privately teaches painting and drawing. His landscapes are fresh and well observed, and convey the essence of a time and place.
A collector may commission either a plein air painting or a studio painting, such as a portrait, a landscape, an animal, or something individualized and special to the collector. A collector may sponsor a painting trip, subject to the artistĄ¯s availability, to a selected site by arrangement.
Dick was born and raised in Colorado. He is married to Sally Ott and they share the excitement of having an artistic daughter, Abigail. DickĄ¯s family has been miners, ranchers, lawyers, judges, and railroad engineers. He is a well-known trial lawyer in Colorado, and has the highest rating as a practicing lawyer by his peers in the Martindale-Hubble directory. He has a BachelorĄ¯s Degree from the University of Colorado, a Masters Degree from the Pratt Institute in New York, a J.D. degree from the University of Denver, has studied at The Art Students League of New York, and was one of the founders of the Art Students League of Denver.
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