Welcome to the Art of Richard Russell
My mentor was Richard Brough. Mr. Brough was my graphics teacher at University of Alabama in 1979, but more important, he made a deal with me. I was so bad at drawing a straight line, that I had a “D” in graphics. He made me promise to pursue fine art and never take graphics again. In return, he would give me a “C” in graphics. Mr. Brough also happened to be a great watercolor artist.
When people ask what kind of work I do, I respond, “It’s Norman Rockwell meets Leroy Neiman”. I paint people and places that you may see anywhere at any given time. I just add a bit of a splash to it.