Graduate Father & Son Exhibition in North Carolina

Posted January 17, 2011

"Of Similar Vision," featuring works by painter Richard Oversmith ( ??91, Fine Art/Illustration) and his son, photographer Rick Smith is January's exhibition at the Campbell House Galleries located at 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, NC.

While at Kendall, Oversmith was invited to study at the Royal College of Art in London, England, where he gained experience in plein air painting and found direction in his work as an oil painter.

Oversmith resides in western North Carolina, where the natural beauty has proven to offer infinite inspiration for his impressionistic landscapes. He has painted all over the United States and spent six months living and painting in Brittany, France.

"My purpose in painting is to provoke the viewer to interact with my pieces," says Oversmith. "My paintings are my voice, and stroke by stroke, I compose a whole that relates to my vision."

Oversmith is an active member of the Oil Painters of America and the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast. He is represented by galleries throughout North Carolina and Anderson Fine Art Gallery in St. Simons Island, Georgia. He has participated in countless solo and group shows throughout the country and has been featured in the Art Collector Magazine.