Still Life with Oranges and Pots, 1996
Oil on Canvas
Richard Fennell received both his BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro (UNCG). For four years, he studied sculpture with Peter Agostini, and worked as his assistant for two years in sculpture and painting. Fennell was a part-time instructor at UNCG in the late 1980’s. He was among a group of students who continued on to become accomplished and recognized artists. Some of those art students included in the Weaver Collection are Rebecca Fagg, Henry Link, and Raymond Berry. Fennell uses a rich palette of colors and a highly developed brush technique, as beautifully seen in his painting, Still Life with Oranges and Pots. He has a very personal, light-filled, lush vision. Fennell is the recipient of a number of awards, including a purchase award in the North Carolina Artists Competition. He exhibited extensively throughout North Carolina, including exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and the Cameron Museum of Art. His work is in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as many private collections.