Scientist turned artist, rendering the directly experienced urban and rural landscape in watercolor and acrylic paintings and color photographs.
Born 1942, New York, New York
Lived in California since 1974, Davis since 2004
Web site: dicksternart.com
Defense Scientist at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory 1974-2003
Chemistry Professor at Columbia 1968-1974
Chemistry PhD at Harvard 1968
Training in Art
Different Strokes 2010 – present —Art critique group
Davis Art Center 2004 – 2009, 2017 — Critique (Betty Berteaux/Chris Schakel), Watercolor (Chris Shackel)
Sacramento City College 2004 – 2009 — Acrylic (Susan White/Madeline Hope/Douglas Slayton/David Lobenberg), Ink Drawing (John Kloss), Watercolor (David Lobenberg)
Diablo Valley College 2003 & 2004 — Drawing (Jerry Leisure & Alex Jackson/Fran Brown), Watercolor (Joy Broom/Michelle Krup/Joy Broom), Oil (Claire Brees), Photoshop (Jerry Leisure)
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Fairfield Regional Juried Art Show — Fall 2005
Soroptomists Artists & Authors Show, Davis — Spring 2006 — 2008
International House, Davis —One man shows September 2007, March 2019, Group show November 2015: Different Strokes
California State Fair — Summer 2009 — 2009 Award of Merit.
Yolo County Fair — Summers 2005 thru 2019 — Numerous ribbons in various Painting and Photographic categories including Best In Show and Runner-Up Best In Show in Advanced Painting, Best In Show in Advanced Photography, Artist-In-Residence Summer 2010.
Davis Art Center — Fall 2013 Seven Artist Show: Different Strokes
KVIE Auction — Fall 2017, Fall 2019, Fall 2020
Gallery 625, Woodland — Winter 2017 Eight Artist Show: Different Strokes
Gallery 1855, Davis — Winter 2018 Seven Artist Show
Member: Artists’ Collaborative Gallery, Sacramento, CA — 2011 to present