Richard A. Kramer Fine Art

Artist's Biography


Richard A. Kramer, a native of the San Antonio area, is a self-taught portrait artist and photographer. His wildflower photography brings the viewer nose to nose with the intricate details and dazzling colors of the wildflowers of Texas.

Richard’s portrait work is executed in pastel, in charcoal and in oil. His passion through his portraiture is to help tell the story that each person’s face portrays. He believes every face deserves a fine portrait.

His interest in art began as a hobby in childhood and continued through early adulthood. For almost 25 years, art became an unrequited yearning placed on the “back burner” because of other more pressing pursuits. His passion for portraiture was born in 1999 when Richard began to recognize his abilities as a portrait artist. His first portraits were done for family and co-workers. More recently, his commissioned work has attracted a wider audience.

Richard’s portraiture began receiving recognition among his peers very early. Since 2001, his portraits have won several first and second place ribbons at art shows sponsored by the Medina Valley Art Society. In the spring of 2003, his portrait entitled “Ojos Negros” (Dark Eyes) was selected as part of the Studio 9 Collection sponsored by San Antonio Public Television KLRN’s “Blazing Gavels Art Auction”. Two of his paintings were juried into the ARToberfest Exhibit sponsored by the New Braunfels Art League in the fall of 2004. And in 2006, his pastel portrait entitled “La Morena Pensive II” was selected for inclusion in the San Antonio Art League Museum’s 75th Annual San Antonio Artists Exhibition. More recently, several paintings have been regularly juried into the RAC exhibits at the San Antonio International Airport.

The artist is a member of Medina Valley Art Society in Castroville; River Art Group, San Antonio; New Braunfels Art League; and Regional Artist Consortium (RAC), San Antonio. He currently has work on exhibit in the River Art Group Gallery in La Villita; in New Braunfels Art League Gallery; and Terminal 2 at the San Antonio International Airport.

In addition to commissioned portrait work, Richard has exhibited his work at various restaurants and theaters in San Antonio. An ongoing project includes a series of paintings to celebrate Flamenco as a music and dance form. The subject of these paintings is Alma de Flamenco with dancer, Jackie Rodriguez (“La Morena”) and guitarist, Alejandro Antonio.

Richard’s Flamenco paintings were featured in the September/October 2006 issue of “Country Lifestyle”, a magazine published in Boerne, Texas in a section entitled “The Texas Artist”. Four of his paintings were shown in the article.

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