Seminar Information

For Paint Duluth 3 we are planning to have two one-day workshops available on Thursday. As soon as we confirm our workshop teachers we will post.

In 2017 we were  honored to have James Richards as our Paint Duluth 2 Plein Air Seminar/workshop instructor and show judge.


James Richards (AIS) is a four-time winner in the American Impressionist Society’s Annual Exhibition, being awarded Best of Show in 2015 for his painting “Little Chicks”, and third place in 2016 for “Garden of Delight”.

James Richards was born in rural Georgia and raised with a love for the outdoors.  Out of this connection with nature, he began painting landscapes at a young age and received early success for his work. Richards is an award winning painter and sought after instructor who spends his time traveling in search for inspiration. His work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections including Disney, King and Spaulding, The Ritz Carlton, The Georgia State Capital, John Sherholz, The Atlanta Braves, Prince of Doha Qatar, The University of Georgia, Reynolds Plantation, Budweiser, and Lieberman’s. In his words, “My goal in painting is to give a glimpse of the beauty in the ordinary everyday objects and places passed by daily without recognition.”

Jim taught a one-day workshop on Thursday, May 11. 9am until 5pm. The workshop was limited to 15 participants. The cost was $150 and the workshop sold out quickly.

To learn more about Jim and see his work go to: