As a lifelong devotee to the art of plein air painting, Russell Ricks captures the beauty and essence of scenes that might easily be missed for their commonplace setting. Ricks asks the viewer to observe closely the stories being told in plain sight. His landscape paintings, iconic rural paintings, and patriotic reminiscences stir in the observer a nostalgia for simpler times and hope for the here and now. Please join Russ on his journey as he paints the Heart of America. 






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