Merv has been painting in watercolour since 1977,and he is an elected member of The Canadian Society of Painters In Watercolour(CSPWC). He has taught all levels of students, and instructed at workshops throughout Ontario. Merv has served frequently as a juror for art shows.
He has studied with Frank Webb, Fred Graff, Alvero Castagnet, Skip Lawrence, Alex Powers, Fran Larsen, Catherine Chang Liu and Christopher Schink.
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"Merv`s communication skills nurture students to joyfully explore, learn and grow as the experience becomes more than just paint on paper. I highly recommend him to you as a gifted person, artist and teacher." - Rick Irvin, class participant.|
"I thoroughly enjoyed his class. Merv is very approachable, and relaxed in his teaching style. Bringing his many years of knowledge with him, he was able to provide interesting and varied painting techniques." - Angela Lynch, past president Humber Valley Art Club and class participant.
"Merv Richardson is an art instructor who conducts classes with knowledge, warmth and humour. He has a friendly, approachable manner and shares his talent and experience willingly." - Gail Ivanco, class participant and art teacher.
Barrie, On. L4N 5J3
705 728 0849
1977 Graham Scholes - Barrie
1993 Frank Webb @ Blue Mountain School Of Landscape Painting
2002 Alex Powers @ St Lawrence Summer School Of The Arts
2003 10 day Extensive Studies Seminar - Taos, New Mexico
Alex Powers, Catherine Chang Liu, Skip Lawrence, Christopher Schink, Fran Larsen
2010 Fred Graff @ Springmaid Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach
2013 Alvaro Castagnet @ Oakville Art Society
Elected member of CSPWC (Canadian Society of Painters In Watercolour) 1999.
Central Ontario Art Association
One man show - Rotunda, Barrie City Hall
Images Studio Tour participating studio annually 1996-2008
Images Studio Tour guest artist 2010
Canadian Society of Painters In Watercolour International Open Water 2002, 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018
Old Forge New York 32nd National Exhibition of American Watercolors 2013
One of 23 Canadian artists invited to represent Canada with a painting at 2018 Watercolour conference in Fabriano, Italy (Fabriano Acquarello)
Accepted into the joint CSPPWC/IWS "Symphony in Watercolour" exhibition Richmond Hill 2018
Exhibited in the joint Canadian/France (CSPWC/SFA) show in Georgetown, CA and Avignon FR in 2018
Juror of membership @ CSPWC 2007,2008
Juror City of Aurora, On. annual art show 2009
Juror Town of Meaford, On. annual show
Juror Toronto Watercolour Society
Juror Ontario Plein Air Artists Assoc. @ Wilberforce 2012
Juror Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts 2015
Juror Society of York Region Artists 2015
Demonstrations and Workshops
Orillia Fine Arts Assoc.
Barrie Art Club
Toronto Watercolour Society
Scarborough Art Guild
Niagara Artists Assoc.
Oakville Art Society
Marsh Street Painters, Clarksburg
Humber Valley Art Club
Markham Group of Artists
Kanata Art Club
London Group of Painters
Banbury Group Of Artists
Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting
Richmond Hill Group of Artists
Orangeville Art Group
Don Valley Art Group
Society of York Region Artists
Willowdale Group of Artists
Bayview Watercolour Society
Quest Art Group
East Central Ontario Art Assoc. @ Geneva Park
Clarkson Group of Artists