meet the artist
Richard Franklin was born in New Jersey, to parents who moved North from Georgia during the Great Migration of black Americans. Currently a nomad, Franklin spent 20 years living in Georgia, and his work is greatly influenced by the richness of black culture found all along the east coast. He is inspired by the beauty of black life and the American landscape in all its variety - his home town of Jersey City, the farming communities of Pennsylvania, the unique flavor of New Orleans, the mountains of Appalachia, and his adopted home of Atlanta.
Franklin received a degree in Fine Art from Kutztown University in 1988. He served as the Director of the art nonprofit Amos Art Academy from 2006 to 2015 . His work has spanned varying media, including sculpture, woodworking, photography, and ceramics, but he currently is focused on painting as his primary discipline.
Richard has recently won awards at several fine arts shows and travels around the country showing and selling his work.
art Festival schedule 2022
Richard Franklin Fine Arts will be at the following Fine Arts Festivals.
September 24 - Great Texas Arts & Crafts Festival, Ingram TX
October 15-16 - Kentuck, Northpoint, AL
October 22-23 - One Daytona, Daytona Beach, FL
November 4-6 - Great Gulf Coast Art Fest, Pensacola, FL
November 12 -13 - Naples at Paradise Coast, Naples, FL
November 19-20 - Inverness Fine Art Fest, Inverness, FL
December 3 -4 - Anna Maria Fine Arts - Anna Maria Island, FL
December 10 - 11 - Downtown Boca Raton Art Festival, Boca Raton, FL
January 7-8(2023) - Estero / Fort Myers at JetBlue Park, Fort Myers, FL
January 14-15 - Anna Maria Fine Arts - Anna Maria Island, FL
January 21-22 - Sarasota Fine Arts, Sarasota, FL
February 4-5 - ArtFest Fort Myers, Fort Myers, FL
February 11-13 - Sarasota Fine Arts, Sarasota, FL
March 17-19 - Fairhope Fine Arts, Fairhope, AL
April 21 -23 - 4 Bridges, Chattanooga, TN
More coming soon!