dick stern studios — about the artist





about the artist

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Scientist turned artist, rendering the directly experienced urban and rural landscape into watercolor and acrylic paintings and color photographs.


Personal Information


Born 1942, New York, New York

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard in 1968, retired in 2003.

Lived in California since 1974, Davis, California since 2004.


Training in Art


Diablo Valley College 2003-4

Sacramento City College 2004-8

Davis Art Center 2004-9


Selected Awards and Exhibitions


Design House, Davis – Winter 2005

Fairfield Regional Juried Art Show – Fall 2005

International House, Davis – September 2007

California State Fair – 2009 Award of Merit
Davis Art Center — Fall 2013 Seven Artist Show: Different Strokes

Yolo County Fair – 2005 to 2014

Photographs have won numerous ribbons and Advanced Best-in-Show.

Paintings have won ribbons and Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Best-in-Show.
Artist in Residence in 2010.


Artists' Collaborative Gallery, Sacramento — 2011 to Present



Still Life Without Elephant detail of watercolor