Richard Banh Art Gallery

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    Drawing and painting have been my passion since an early age. However, it is only in recent years that I have seriously committed to this creative impulse.
    From early 2007 to late 2009, I took art classes from artist Denise Larue Mahlke, PSA. My intention was to learn to paint with oil. After a few lessons, I was introduced to pastels during her art classes and was intrigued by the vibrancy of the medium. As I learned to paint with pastels, I realized that I can express my feelings and passion toward the subject(s) of my paintings best through pastels. It became my choice to use this medium to develop my art skills. I delayed learning how to paint with oil until early 2011, which I have done with artist Michael Windberg. I took more workshops with other artists such as Steve Napple, Susan Carlin, Libby Peters, Bob Rohm, Rae Andrews and Rita Kirkman. I give credit to Denise Larue Mahlke as my most significant mentor and teacher with regards to my artistic development.
    The collection of paintings posted on this website represent my journey in art.

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