Richard Hoedl is a Professional West Coast artist, who creates original hand-painted oil paintings inspired by the Canadian landscape and nudes that are inspired by... well... naked people mostly! And the desire to capture that sense of beauty within his art.
Richard Hoedl is both academically trained and self-taught through years of personal creativity and development. He has been gallery represented from coast to coast and has held solo and group exhibitions across Canada for the last 20 years. His works, highly prized by collectors, are held in personal and corporate collections around the world.
Richard Hoedl was born and raised on a somewhat isolated farm in the frozen swampland of northern Alberta. He and his brothers learned early on to make their own
fun and they created games from anything at hand. This was the beginning of Richard’s art.
“The cheerful animated colours of my dreamy landscapes represent my own view of the world inside me. My dreamscapes are free of the intrusions of humans, free of fear, guilt, or greed. There is always a place to go in my world, always a path to follow, always a way back home. I see life with a permanent vision of optimism with a dash of reality thrown in for good measure.
My desire is to make art solely for the beauty of art and the love of creativity… well, making a living and supporting my family are nice too.”
Through connecting with artists of all walks of life he has gained invaluable knowledge on a wide variety of art media, styles and techniques, including pastels, charcoal, acrylic, watercolour and oil paints, bronze casting, plaster, clay, wrought iron, graphic design, photography, video, silkscreening, printmaking and even returning to the simplicity of the pencil. The subject as well as the materials in which it was created inspires each piece of Richard's art.
Feel free to check out his CV for Professional Information and the "Random Trivia About Me" for goofy things about Richard Hoedl!
Richard has spent considerable time instructing both art and the business of art and/or acting as mentor to numerous artists at all levels of expertise, from beginners to seasoned professionals.
He is currently pondering the creation of an art school specifically centered around the fundamentals of building and art career that can actually provide a living for the artists. Something that has been lacking in Art Education for many years.
His work is in private and institutional collections across Canada, USA and Europe and continues to grow in popularity year after year.
I am glad you found your way to my Biography Page.
I am pleased to be able to make my art available to people all over the world and I am really excited by the prospects of thousands of people being able to view my work and have it hanging in their homes. If art is not appreciated it is not much good to anyone! Least of all me!
If you are interested in commissioning a custom piece of art for you or a loved one do contact me either by email or through my website. I am always happy to work with you to create something special and unique.
I look forward to a fun and engaging future in the world of art here on the internet. I hope to share that with you. Please don't hesitate to contact me with your questions or requests."