RD Riccoboni | Night Flower Bear
mixed media, ink, acrylic and oil on paper, 50 x 40 cm

RD Riccoboni is an innovative self-taught award-winning painter and best-selling author, and therapist whose vibrant artwork exudes his love of life.

Often called “One of America’s favorite artist’s” with a style evocative of the Impressionists including patterns and a palette derived from the bold colors of the rainbow flag, Riccoboni‘s internationally recognized, privately, museum collected and award winning work represents community and a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner.

Described as “a cultural heritage storyteller in paint” Riccoboni, a California native who captures the spirit of its cities in his effervescent portrayals of local scenes, who often depicts historic land and cityscape as well as colorful and surreal portraits celebrating the human spirit.

RD, began painting at age four when he got into his mothers paint-by-numbers. The artist credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration that has led the way to his success.

I paint because I’m a lousy singer, terrible actor, survived decades of B.S. and I’m just another dirty man. My work represents community storytelling and a sense of place and my palette is derived from the bold colors of the original rainbow flag.

Biographical Highlights: Los Angeles County Museum of Art – LACMA; Leslie Lohman Museum - New York; The White House – Washington D.C.; The California State Capitol Building – Sacramento; Old Town San Diego State Historic Park; San Diego History Center Museum – Balboa Park; Women’s Museum of California – San Diego; Spanish Village Art Center – Balboa Park; Marston House Museum – Balboa Park.
Winner of the American Arts Award 2012, 2017, 2020.