A resident of Cape Cod. Richard Muccini is a native of Boston where he graduated from Boston University, and then went on to receive a graduate degree from Suffolk University. Richard established his business career in the high tech industry. When this led to a move to New York City, he began his art studies at the Art Students League. He had the good fortune to study with such well-known artists as Gregg Kreutz, David Leffel, and Sherrie McGraw.
Still Life and portraiture were the primary focus of his studies. Richard was drawn to the classical style of the early Dutch and Flemish Masters known as “Chiaroscuro”, referring to the contrast between light and dark in the paintings. This approach gives a painting the feel of volume; giving two-dimensional objects the sense of being three-dimensional solid forms.
Since moving to Cape Cod, Richard has continued to pursue his love of art by working with local artists such as Leah Lopez, Joseph McGurl, William Maloney, Janet Gilmore, Arnold Desmarais, Jane Lincoln, and Gordon Jones. He also gives time to the artistic community on Cape Cod including the Cape Cod Art Association where he served on the board of directors from 2002-2006 and as President from 2004-2006.
Over recent years, Richard has had his work accepted by a number of juried shows, including the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. He was included in Deborah Forman's 2014 book, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists, People and Places(available on Amazon).
His work may be seen at The Blue Heron Gallery in Wellfleet and at Thanassi Gallery in Provincetown, MA.