A photo of a wall of Wieth paintings in a galleryRichard D. Wieth, a modern impressionist artist, has been painting, drawing and thinking creatively for all of his life. Born in 1967 in Chicago, IL he was an only child. He attended Loyola Academy Prep before heading to the University of Denver where he graduated with a BSBA in Marketing with a minor in Graphic Design in 1989.

Passion for Art

Richard worked in business for a few years following college and despite achieving success in his work he felt unfulfilled. Following the death of his father in 1990 his friend Ramon Kelley encouraged him to quit his job and paint and that is what he did. Richard studied with Ramon for a few years before he left to find his own voice and style. He incorporates the value of the simple beautiful things in life in his paintings. They tend to be bold, energetic, colorful and positive with an impressionist and representational style.


Since becoming a full-time impressionist artist in 1994, his work has been included in many juried shows including the Oil Painters of America and the Pastel Society of America. Also recognized with awards including the “Pen and Brush” award from the Salmagundi Club in New York. He continues to be represented in solo and group art shows in many places including Aspen, CO, Santa Monica, CA, Denver, CO, and Sun Valley, ID.

Richard’s work has been published in periodicals including Art Talk Magazine, Art of the West, North Light Magazine, and Aspen Visitors Guide. Richard’s work has also been featured in two books on still-life painting, Still-Life in Oil by T. Philcox and Paint! Still-Life by H. Hosegood and one book on landscape painting Landscapes of Colorado by Ann Daley. Richard’s paintings have also been published on greetings cards and used by Modern Postcard for a national advertising campaign.

You can find his work in many fine galleries throughout the western United States including the Elliott Yeary Gallery in Aspen, CO, the Knox Gallery in Beaver Creek, CO and Harbor Springs, MI and the Silvana Gallery in Glendale, CA. Richard’s work is in many private and corporate collections including the Grand Hyatt, Denver.

Richard currently lives with his wife and two children in Western Michigan. They enjoy music, skiing, traveling the world and of course art.