About the artist: 

Here is the link to view the artist's comments in the gallery!: https://youtu.be/RhRaF5pYGko

    Rick Anderson is a nationally acclaimed artist whose career has spanned more than 40 years. A native of Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta, he nurtured a passion for art from an early age. In imitation of his older brother, he could be found drawing most everywhere he went. He fondly remembers his Mom once telling him not to draw during church. 

    When he was about seven years old, he and his parents met with a nationally known artist who lived nearby, hoping to receive encouragement for his talent. To their disappointment, this man looked at several drawings and informed Rick that he had no artistic ability and should never consider art as a career. Rick refused to allow his dreams of becoming a well-known, successful artist to be dampened, and persisted in his pursuit of excellence in art. In an interesting end to this tale, years later this same artist judged an art show at the university that Rick was attending, and awarded Rick first place on one of his paintings.

    He began his twenty-five year teaching career in 1970, while simultaneously working as a professional artist. Over the course of his career in the Mississippi public educational system, Rick taught art at every level from elementary school through university classes. 

    Rick received his first art award at the Gum Tree Festival in Tupelo, MS in 1975. Since then, he has received over 150 awards in local, regional, and national art competitions. Today his work can be found in both private and corporate collections.

    In recent years, Rick’s artistic talent has found a new outlet in the illustration of children's books. The first of nine books was published in 2003 by Sleeping Bear Press. He is currently working on his tenth children’s book which he is both writing and illustrating.

    Rick plans to continue to paint and exhibit his work wherever the opportunities arise, whether it be art galleries, indoor and outdoor art festivals, or in private showings at his home. 

"UP CLOSE AND FAR AWAY: THE ART OF RICK ANDERSON"

 

This fabulous exhibit is on view in the Roger D. Malkin Gallery through December 15. As a special virtual treat, please click on the link below to view the artist speaking in the gallery, explaining how the viewer may appreciate his work “up close” as well as “far away” for the full visual impact.  

Visitors may see the art in person during gallery hours of 10:00 - 3:00, Monday through Friday until December 15. Masks must be worn, and social distancing will be observed. All artwork will be available for purchase; PayPal, personal check, credit cards, or cash are accepted. 

8x8 #1 $95.jpeg
8x8 #2 $95.jpeg
8x8 #3 $95.jpeg

"8 x 8 #1"

Mixed media on canvas

8" x 8"

$95

"8 x 8 #2"

Mixed media on canvas

8" x 8"

$95

"8 x 8 #3"

Mixed media on canvas

8" x 8"

$95

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"Neutral I"

Mixed media on canvas

20" x 20"

$900

Nutural II,20x20 $900.jpeg

"Neutral II"

Mixed media on canvas

20" x 20"

$900

Nutural III, 20x20 $900.jpeg

"Neutral III"

Mixed media on canvas

20" x 20"

$900

Swimn36x60 $4000.jpg

"Swim"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 60"

$3400

On the Move I, 12x12 $300.jpg
On the Move II, 12x12 $300.jpg
On the Move III, 12x12 $300.jpg
On the Move IV, 12x12 $300.jpg

"On the Move I"

Mixed media on wood panel

12" x 12"

$300

"On the Move II"

Mixed media on wood panel

12" x 12"

$300

"On the Move III"

Mixed media on wood panel

12" x 12"

$300

"On the Move IV"

Mixed media on wood panel

12" x 12"

$300

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Blue Trees 24x36 $2000.jpeg

"Dynamics" (diptych)

Mixed media on canvas

24" x 60" and 40" x 60"

$7500

"Blue Trees" 

Mixed media on canvas

24" x 36"

$2000

WindowPane 40x40 $2400.jpg
%22Organic%22 2D Mixed Media 48x48 $3400
January Snow 40x40 $2400.jpg

"Window Pane" 

Mixed media on canvas

40" x 40"

$2400

"Organic"

Mixed media on canvas

48" x 48" 

$3400

"January Snow"

Mixed media on canvas

40" x 40"

$2400

Red Energy Aura30x48 $2400 .jpg
November Mist 30x40 $2200.JPG
Textures & Trees 30x40 $2200.jpg

"Red Energy Aura"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 48"

$2400

"November Mist"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 40" 

$2200

"Texture and Trees"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 40"

$2200

Resistance I, 40x40, $2400.jpg

"Resistance I"

Mixed media on canvas

40" x 40"

$2400

tree Line and Patterns 36x48 $2600.JPG

"Tree Lines and Patterns"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 48"

$2600

Resistance II, 40x40, $2400.jpg

"Resistance II"

Mixed media on canvas

40" x 40"

$2400

PeacefuluI 1, 18x36 $1200.jpg

"Peaceful I"

Mixed media on canvas

18" x 36"

$1200

PeacefuluI II 18x36 $1200.jpg

"Peaceful II"

Mixed media on canvas

18" x 36"

$1200

DayDream 48x48,$3400 .jpg

"Daydream"

Mixed media on canvas

48" x 48"

$3400

Soft Trees Landscape 48x48 $3400 .jpg

"Soft Trees Landscape"

Mixed media on canvas

48" x 48"

$3400

Big Oak 24x36 $2000.jpeg

"Big Oak"

Mixed media on canvas

24" x 36"

$2000

Midnight Moon 24x36 $2000.jpg

"Midnight Moon II"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 36"

$2000

Silent Sun 36x48 $2600.JPG

"Silent Sun"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 48"

$2600

Barbed Wire 30x40 $2200.jpg
Ochre Fields 36x36 $2200.jpg

"Barbed Wire"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 40"

$2200

White Clouds 30x30 $1800.jpg

"Ochre Fields"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 36"

$2200

Serene sunset 36x36 $2200.jpg

"White Clouds"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 30"

$1800

"Serene Sunset"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 36"

$2200

Dusk Sun 36x36.JPG

"Dusk Sun"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 36"

$2200

1. %22Moody Blue%22 2-D Mixed Media 48x4

"Moody Blue"

Mixed media on canvas

48" x 48"

$3400

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"All That Jazz I"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 48"

$2400

ALL THAT JAZZ II.jpg

"All That Jazz II"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 48"

$2400

ALL THAT JAZZ III.jpg

"All That Jazz III"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 48"

$2600

Brighter Days I.jpg

"Brighter Days I"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 48"

$2600

 Brighter Days II, 20x20 $1400.HEIC

"Brighter Days II"

Mixed media on canvas

24" x 24"

$1400

 Brighter Days III, 20x20 $1400.HEIC

"Brighter Days III"

Mixed media on canvas

24" x 24" 

$1400

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Aquifer II 40x40, $2400.jpg

"And the Rains Came"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 40"

$2000

"Aquifer II"

Mixed media on canvas

40" x 40" 

$2400

Calm II 36x48 $2600.JPG

"Calm II"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 48"

$2600

November Trees 36x36 $2200.jpeg

"November Trees"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 36"

$2200

Subtle Trees 30x30 $1800.jpg

"Subtle Trees"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 30"

$1800

Secret Place 24x36 $1800 -.jpg

"Secret Place"

Mixed media on canvas

24" x 36"

$1800

Depth 30x30.JPG
Up-Hill.jpg

"Depth"

Mixed media on canvas

30" x 30"

$1800

Bridge Over The Tiber 36x36 $$2200.jpg

"Bridge Over the Tiber"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 36"

$2200

"Uphill"

Acrylic on canvas

15" x 30"

$1400

New Roads Sky II. 36x36 $2200.jpg

"New Roads Sky"

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 36"

$2200

Ribbons 24x36 $2000.jpg

"Ribbon"

Mixed media on canvas

24" x 36"

$2000

Crimson Focus II,24x36 $2000.jpg

"Crimson Focus II"

Mixed media on canvas

24" x 36"

$2000

Matrix 48x60 $4600.jpg

"Matrix"

Mixed media on canvas

48" x 60"

$4600

Loose I 11x14, $300.jpeg

"Loose I"

Mixed media on wood panel

11" x 14"

$300

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"10 x 10 #1"

Mixed media on canvas

10" x 10"

$150

10x10 #2 $150.jpeg

"10 x 10 #2

Mixed media on canvas

10" x 10"

$150

10x10 #3 $150.jpeg

"10 x 10 #3"

Mixed media on canvas

10" x 10"

$150

10x10 #4 $150.jpeg

"10 x 10 #4"

Mixed media on canvas

10" x 10"

$150

10x10 #5 $150 .jpeg

"10 x 10 #5"

Mixed media on canvas

10" x 10"

$150