Riveting and masterful storytelling of bits of history that lie embedded in vivid, detailed views of industrial scenes.
Working with a unique focus in the depiction of these close-up views, seemingly unnoticeable objects are richly and deservedly honored. - Informed Collector
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Price Range: $90.00 - $2,000.00 (This price range was estimated with limited info and may be inaccurate)
Richard Cavoretto is a Christian minister, a singer, a sometimes poet, and an artist. Many of his paintings connect the commitment to fulfill his life's purpose with the desire to use his talents.
In his life and paintings he seeks to be faithful to the conviction that "man was created to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever." His works range from almost photographic realism, to impressionistic, to abstract.
Color, composition, and content in my ever-changing environment excite my senses and stimulate my imagination. Whether it's a majestic landscape, a simple play of light and shadow on household items, or a discarded rusted piece of machinery it cries out, "Experience me, enjoy me and express me!"
It had been over 30 years since I attended California College of Arts and Crafts and put a brush to canvas. Then, at a lodge near Yosemite I spotted an artist painting in the lobby. My hands itched to hold the brushes, mix some colors, and convert a blank canvas. So the passion I set aside in 1962 sprouted again.
The seed was planted early. My dad was a laborer, a teacher, an inventor and an artist. The fragrance of linseed oil and turpentine take me to those childhood times when I sat at his side watching him transform flat canvases into images of beauty. I began painting when I was a teenager, and was mentored by two remarkable teachers. With a scholarship, I started off to art-college. But I set aside aspirations of an art career to enter the ministry.
I am now a retired pastor living in California with my wife near Yosemite National Park, serving in the music ministry of my church, and doing summer ministries in Arizona. Beyond those early college years, I am deeply appreciative of the encouragement of fellow artists - guiding influences - those who have applied their brush-strokes to my life.
I live by the conviction that "Man was created to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever." My goal is to express that in my own creations. That conviction is especially behind my "Heavy Metal" series - renderings of rusted pieces of metal objects. I have noticed there is beauty to be discovered even in objects that have been rejected and discarded. It's like when the Master Artist touches us and gives "beauty for ashes."
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