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Rick Humphrey began painting en plein air in 1985. Since that time he primarily focused on the Palos Verdes Peninsula where he grew up. In 1997 he organized the first art exhibition and sale to benefit The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy featuring artists from the newly formed Portuguese Bend Artist Colony. Since that time, their annual exhibition has grossed almost one-half million dollars raising a significant amount of money for the conservancy. His work has been exhibited in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, The Bowers Cultural Museum of Santa Ana, The Pasadena Museum of Art, The Carnegie Art Museum, the State Capital Building of Sacramento, The Autry Museum of the American West, The Irvine Museum, and The Bennington Art Museum in Vermont, . In 2007 he received the California Art Club’s Gold Medal for the Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape at the 96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition. His paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is a Signature Member of the California Art Club and founding member of The Portuguese Bend Artist Colony. For the past few years Rick has traveled to various locations across the United States producing paintings for an upcoming American Landscape series.

Selected Publications and Articles

California Art Club Showcases Natural World at Autry Museum Exhibition”, Los Angeles Daily News, March 2016 by Sandra Barrera

Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns, by Jean Stern and Molly Siple

California Light: A Century of Landscapes, 2011 by Jean Stern and Molly Siple, Skira Rizzoli publishers

"Natural Instincts: The Portuguese Bend Artist Colony", Terranea Summer 2011, Vol. 1 No. 1, by Fabienne Marsh

“Conserving and Preserving the Landscape, The Portuguese Bend Artist Colony”, American Artist, Spring 2011, by Naomi Ekperigin

"Natural Progression", South Bay Magazine, Sep/Oct 2009, by Marlene Stang

“Artist Profile: Richard Humphrey”, California Art Club Newsletter, Summer edition, 2008, by Molly Siple, contributing writer

"Land of Sunlight", Contemporary Paintings of San Diego County, 2007, by James Lightner, San Diego Flora publishers

”Moonlight Paintings: Capturing The Mystery of the Night”, Fine Art Connoisseur, June 2006, by Jean Stern, Art Historian and Executive Director of the Irvine Museum

“Preservation in Paint”, Palos Verdes Peninsula News, Thursday, May 15, 2003, Vol. 66 No. 39, by Josh Cohen, News Staff Writer

“John Twachtman: An American Impressionist”, California Art Club Newsletter, Spring edition, 2000, by Peter Adams, Artist and President of the California Art Club

“Plein Air Artists Endeavor to Preserve the Landscape”, Art Business News, February 1997 by Laura Meyers

“California Art Club Showcases Natural World at Autry Museum Exhibition”, Los Angeles Daily News, March 2016 by Sandra Barrera

Press and Publications

American Legacy Fine Arts featured in Fine Art Connoissuer Magazine, November 2023

Fine Art Connoisseur Features American Legacy Fine Arts 20th Anniversary Exhibition

American Legacy Fine Arts (ALFA) is marking its 20th anniversary with the exhibition Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence. On view this season will be more than 40 new paintings and …

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Pinkham Mirich et.al. Featured Plein Air Painting Magazine February 2011

After years of friendship, this group of California painters—who share a passion for recording the beauty of the Palos Verdes Peninsula—decided to come together to help preserve the land that …

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Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Peninsula People Magazine July 2005 Issue

Richard Humphrey, Stephen Mirich, Daniel Pinkham and Amy Sidrane Featured in Peninsula People Magazine July 2005 Issue

The work of the Portuguese Bend Artist Colony will be preserved for generations to come when Dan And Vicki Pinkham's house becomes a museum.

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