Richard Riverin was born in Quebec in 1942. A self-taught artist, Richard developed a unique pallet-knife technique with his own special blend of paint to produce his richly textured images.
After graduating from Sherbrooke University in Montreal with a BS Degree in Chemistry, he worked for ten years in the formulation of specialty coatings before starting his career as an artist.
Riverin has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Palm Beach, Naples, Washington, Chicago, Jacksonville, Greensboro, Ridgewood and New York. He was one of the bestsellers at ArtExpo New York, every year from 2003 to 2012.
“In each one of my paintings, I launch my unbridled imagination. Hoping for the best, I paint with spontaneous and impulsive strokes of my pallet-knife often ending in a much different composition than the one I had planned. I start at the top and as I come down my canvas, the foliage, the sky, the trees are all done wet on wet so that the colored masses melt into each other. The paint is unique; I make it myself. I am a chemist. There is a soft shine and very rich looking textures and colors in my work”