Richard Tolsdorf

Richard started his career with pen and ink lessons at age 10 and went on to study art at Yale, The Art Students League in New York, with Warren Krebs at Westtown School plus numerous courses at the Art Association of Nantucket and the Boca Grande Art Center including one from a Merchant Marine captain on the Japanese art of fish printing called Gyotaku. Richard catches the fish offshore and applies oil based inks and transfers the image to rice paper the following day.
Starting with portraits, his art has evolved through landscapes, seascapes and finally to abstracts.
Richard believes art should evoke a response in the viewer whether it has a recognizable theme or not, much like music evokes a response even without words.