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Painting Technique Fun

with Richard Seidel

Gone on summer vacation, see you in the fall!

Activate the artist within. An acrylic art class for beginners, as well as seasoned artists, taught by the resident artist of the Morean Arts Center, Richard Seidel. A fun class filled with painting tips for all ages and art levels. Masks and social distance will be followed in the class.


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Non-Members – $125    Members – $107

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Richard Seidel’s lively figurative paintings are inspired by the bright and beautiful colors of St. Petersburg Florida downtown and beaches, coastal vactions and artist residencies abroad.

Extensive travel, particularly in idyllic artist residencies, has afforded Richard Seidel the opportunity to paint in some of the most luxurious destinations in the World.  His compositions of people at leisure, mostly frolicking on the beach or gathering in familiar tourist spots, exude a optimistic spirit.

Seidel’s gestural scenes, in the spirit of early 20th century French painter Raoul Dufy, remind us of our own travel memories, yet the figures and details have qualities that suggest a more romantic time.  Subtle details like striped swimming attire, and festooned hats hint at 19th century paintings of the leisure class, on location in some of the most fashionable places in Europe.


Richard Seidel’s paintings have been exhibited extensively in St. Petersburg and Tampa, as well as Miami and Los Angeles, and the artist is represented by galleries in Sarasota, Fl and Columbus, Ohio.  He was honored with an Award of Distinction from the Morean Arts Center and completed the prestigious Creative Capital Foundation Program, NY in 2013. Artist residencies include  Madrid in 2015,  Scuola Internazionale de Grafica in Venice 2016. Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig New Bliss Ireland 2017. Hotel Indigo 2017.

Creative Capital Advanced Workshop, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Orlando Florida Retreat, Febuary 2018  Artist In Resident at Galerie Huit Arles France September 2018 Painted on the Queen Mary 11, London October 2019

Richard Seidel is the Resident Artist at the Morean Art Center, located in St. Petersburg Florida.  The residence, and studio is on the third floor, and is open by appointment.