Rick Barcelow

I have always considered myself primarily an artist who has had the good fortune to make a living as both an artist and an architectural illustrator.  They feed each other.  As an artist I feel that I am able to lend a looseness and expressiveness to architectural work and the daily experience and the demand for quality in the architectural arena help to make me a better painter.


My latest work is an exploration of a color palette that has evolved over several years. I like the vibrancy that results from the combination of just a few colors and the way they make light happen naturally. The paintings themselves are start out as pencil sketches and when I convert them to oil I strive to keep the sketchiness intact.


I feel it’s appropriate to be showing this new work in an art space which doubles as an art gallery alongside architects who are also artists. 

osmosis gallery

290 Second Avenue l PO Box 1024 l Niwot, CO 80544-1024 l P 303.652.2668 l F 303.652.2717

M-F 10am-5pm  l  Sat 11am-5pm