About the Artist:
My work is a collaborative effort with nature where technique, control and self-expression are realized. Watercolor painting is my first love: depicting beautiful landscapes and seascapes. I also enjoy working with different types of wood, turning bowls and building custom furniture.
I have been an artist and craftsman for 50 years. Presently, I live in Charlotte, North Carolina where I have my studio and gallery. A degree in fine arts from the Massachusetts College of Art was the beginning of my journey. I have also studied at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. At the North Bennet Industrial School in Boston, I developed my interest in furniture making and at the Wentworth Institute in Boston, I studied architectural drawing.

Teaching is a stimulating challenge. The Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Massachusetts and the Dallas Creative Arts Center in Texas have been just two of the many places where my students have inspired me. Presently, I am a continuing ed instructor at Queens University and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.

My work is in many private and corporate collections.

MEDIUMS:
Watercolor – Landscape and Portrait
Lathe – Turned wood bowls and vessels
Prints – Large multi-colored woodcut
Wood Sculpture – Life size figurative sculpture in motion – Abstract bent wood
Furniture Design – By commission design and construction

EDUCATION:
Massachusetts College of Art – Fine Arts 1958 – 1961
Museum School Boston – Fine Arts 1962
University of Frankfurt Germany – Fine Arts 1963
North Bennet Industrial School Boston – Furniture Design 1974
Wentworth Institute Boston – Architectural Drawing 1974

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2007 Arromont School of Arts & Crafts – Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Instructor Watercolor Painting – Weeklong intensive course
1998-2009 Queens University – Charlotte, North Carolina
Watercolor Instructor – Continuing Education
1998-Current Central Piedmont Community College – Charlotte, North Carolina
Watercolor Instructor – Continuing Education
1992-1996 Brookhaven College – Dallas, Texas
Watercolor Instructor – Continuing Education
1978-1979 Massachusetts Prison Art Project, M.C.I. – Concord, Massachusetts
Instructor – Graphics, Drawing, Painting
1975-1990 Cambridge Center for Adult Education – Massachusetts
Instructor – Woodworking
1983-1985 McCarthy Town Elementary School – Acton, Massachusetts
Instructor Grade K-6 – Introduction to Woodworking
1982-1990 Boxborough High School – Acton, Massachusetts
Instructor – Fundamentals of Woodworking
1981-1982 DeCordova Museum – Lincoln, Massachusetts
Studio Classes – Watercolor Painting
 
 
 
 
 

COLLECTIONS:
Private Collections
Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania

Corporate Collections (representative list)

Massachusetts
Bank of Boston
Bay Bank Home Office – Boston
Bay Colony Properties – Boston
Dedham Medical Corporation
First National Bank of Boston
Fidelity Investments – Boston
Goodwin, Procter & Hoar – Boston
NYNEK Corporation – Lexington
Putnam Investments – Boston
Strehole Corporation – Nantick
Unicco of Cambridge

Texas
Ameritrust of Austin
Ameritrust of Dallas
Browning Oil – Dallas
Centex - Dallas
Fidelity Investment – Dallas
Hitachi Corporation – Dallas
JCPenney Co. Inc. (Insurance) – Dallas
Lustig – Dallas, Texas
Prudential Realty of Dallas
Southwest Bell – Dallas
Texas Instruments – Dallas
USAA Federal Savings – San Antonio

New Jersey
Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. – Parsippany

New York
IBM – White Plains
Pepisco – New York

North Carolina
Appalachian State University – Boone
Enpro – Charlotte
James, McElroy & Deihl – Charlotte
SAF Institute – Cary
Sennebrasque Clark Swindol – Charlotte
UNC Women & Children’s Hospital – Raleigh


Richard Siegel ~ Water Color Artist & Craftsman
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