Saying Richard Harper’s art is detail-oriented is like calling the sun slightly bright.

The trait permeates his life and his art, images that one artist describes as abstract surrealism created with strong texture, and refined technique. His work transforms the principles of design, and his sense of organization leads to vivid, yet subtle layers of composition.

His Signature Sphere

The sphere has always shown up in Richard’s work, whether he placed it there deliberately or not. It appears to have a life of its own. 

About Richard Harper

Early mentoring for Richard was by oil painter Otis O. Lumpkin. He received a B.S. in Fine Arts from East Texas State University where he also taught intaglio printmaking as a graduate assistant. In his senior year, he won the print division of the student show, and had an oil painting, “Until Then”, in a major exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Richard’s paintings and etchings are in private collections throughout the United States.