Richard is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) and the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) and is a lifetime member of Painters at Painters, a prestigious B.C. artist’s peer group. His award winning paintings have been exhibited in solo shows, group shows and international shows including, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) and Madrid Spain, Watercolour Biennale . He has published a number or books and examples of his paintings and articles have appeared in other publications including International Artist’s Magazine. Paintings by Richard McDiarmid can be found in commercial galleries and corporate and private collections in countries worldwide including Canada, the USA, Europe, Great Britain, Mexico, South America, Israel, Australia, Korea, Japan and China.
In addition to being a prolific painter, Richard is respected as a workshop facilitator and mentor to emerging as well as established artists. As a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, his service activities have included positions at the board level, VP level, and contributions to workshop and educational programs. He has been instrumental in the start-up and administration of numerous studio art educational programs within the organization as well as with other local arts groups. Annual workshop instruction often includes activity in Canada, USA, Britain, Mexico, France and Spain.
Through the painting process I hope in some way, to capture or bridge the physical nature of our outer lives with the
non- visible current that flows through all life. I am continually fascinated by the movement of light, pattern and the
interactive nature of colour that can be explored in developing a painting concept.”
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