Rick Koehler, AIA began his painting journey at the tender age of 61. Since that time, he has won numerous awards as well as the hearts of his followers. His work is representational and yet impressionistic at the same time. “In the field of architecture, I had to be very precise, now I’m working to be very loose” says Koehler.
Rick is an Associate member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. He is a Signature Member of the Cincinnati Art Club and is a Board Member of the Womans Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation. Organizations which Rick belongs to include The Old Art Building in Leland, the Glen Arbor Arts Association and Crooked Tree Arts Center. He won the People’s Choice Award for the ViewPoint show in 2015, the Best of Show at the Hyde Park Art Show in 2016, the Best of Show at the Plein Air Leland event in 2017, and the People’s Choice Award at that same event in 2019. “I truly believe that God blessed me with this talent and together with a lot of mentoring by terrific artists and hard work on my part, my work is being enjoyed by many people.”
“As an artist, it has taken me some time to understand that we are painting light, and its effects on whatever the subject may be. I enjoy being outside whenever possible, but even in the studio I am fully immersed in my work. Every day in front of the easel is a new day and an opportunity to follow a new path with my painting decisions. I especially like the fact that you never stop learning in this new sport of mine.”