“The writer James Joyce believed that the best art was that which “grabs the viewer and arrests them and turns their focus outward from themselves.” It is my hope that others seeing my paintings can focus their attention outward and become moved by the expansive beauty of the painted surface.”

Richard Kooyman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Grand Valley University and was awarded a College of Art and Design Fellowship to attend Ohio State University where he earned a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (1982). He was awarded a Michigan Council for the Arts grant, the Michigan Governors Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Kooyman has lectured on the subject of art to art organizations, given numerous workshops along with being a visiting artist at various educational institutions, most recently the University of Minnesota in Mankato, MN.  Kooyman exhibits and sells his work nationally.

“I make paintings and drawing because I believe art can change the world bychanging how we think and look at the world.”

~Richard Kooyman

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery Hours
April 15 – December 31
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
11 am – 3 pm

Café Hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm

Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 28 - October 4, 2020

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.

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