Richard Kooyman, Nature, oil on canvas

Richard Kooyman, Red Glow, oil on canvas

Richard Kooyman, Red Bird, oil on canvas

Richard Kooyman, Spring Growth, oil on canvas

Richard Kooyman, Flora and Fauna Paradise, oil on canvas

Richard Kooyman, Fall Woods, 36x36, oil on canvas

“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 by changing how we think and look at the world.”

~Richard Kooyman


Richard Kooyman


1982     M.F.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

1979     B.F.A., Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI



2017        Love Blanket, New Drawings, The Provincial, Chief, Michigan

2017        Bowery Gallery Annual Juried Competition, Juror Kyle Staver, New York, NY

2016        Open Pomegranate, curated by Frankie Gardner,

8th National Juried Show, Juror Graham Nickson Prince Street Gallery, NY,NY

Luck of the Draw curated by Trent Miller, Madison Public Library, Madison,WI

2015       The Art of The Landscape, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA

Richard Kooyman & Melanie Parke, Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL

The Figure and the Landscape, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI

2014       The ArtCamp Paintings, LeelanauCultural Center, Leland, MI

Anniversary Show, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Lois Dodd Juried Show, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2013        Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL

2012        Euphemize, Slow Gallery, Chicago,Ill

Urban Intersections, Quidley & Company, Boston, MA

Solo Exhibition, Pioneer Bluffs Foundation Gallery, Matfield Green, KS

2011         But Then Again Not, Kendall College Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Art Chicago, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago,Il

Tvedten Fine Art, Harbor Springs, MI
Melanie Parke/Richard Kooyman, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI

CouplesLong Island Beach Foundation, LI Beach, NY

               Artists Book Show, The Paper Crane, Chicago, Ill

2009       New Paintngs/ Works on Paper, Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL

2008        Nature Interpreted, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Tvedten Fine Art, Harbor Springs, MI

Mary Etherington Gallery, Martha’sVineyard

2007        The Landscape Laurel Tracey Gallery, Reb Bank, NJ

Bridge Art Fair Basel Miami, Gebben Gray Gallery, Fennville, MI

He Said, She Said, Tvedten Fine Art, Harbor Springs, MI

2006        Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL

2005        Along the Shore, Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL

2005        New Work, The Wright Gallery, Northport, MI

2004        Scenes of Splendor, Leelanau Cultural Center, Leland, MI

2002        Art of the 20th Century- Park Avenue Armory Exhibition

                 Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago,IL




2013        Nominated for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters Grant

2003       Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson , VT

1990        Michigan Governors Award in the Arts

1989        National Endowment For the Arts Grant

1989        Michigan Council For the Arts Grant

1982        College of Art and Design Fellowship, Ohio State University


Independent Projects


Independent Curating at BLK MRKT, Traverse City, MI

2015     Juror, Regional Juried Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, MI

2015     Trip To Italy,  Lecture on Art of the Italian Renaissance, LCCC, Leland, MI

2015     Advanced Painting Workshop, Leelanau Cultural Center, Leland,MI


ArtCamp, A Year of Painting in the Woods, Chief, MI

2013     Drawing Workshop, Leelanau Cultural Center, Leland,MI

2013     Juror, Northern Exposure 20th Annual Regional Exhibition, Bonifas Fine Art           Center, Escanaba, MI

2012     10 Students, 3 Days, 1200 Sheets of Paper, Drawing Workshop,

Leelanau Cultural Center, Leland,MI

2012      Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota, Mankato

2011      Visiting Artist, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI



Visiting Artist & Residencies

2014      BorgoFinocchietoInvitationalResidency,Tuscany,Italy

Artist in Residence, The Old Art Building, Leland, MI

2009     Heliker- LaHotan Foundation, Cranberry Isles, ME

2008     Vermont Studio Center Residency


Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm


Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 27 – October 3, 2021

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.