Richard McKinley has devoted over 45 years to dividing his time between painting en plein air, reinterpreting those paintings back in the studio, writing about art matters, and instructing painting workshops. Several national galleries represent his work and he is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art Museum. Richard holds artist membership at the Salmagundi Club in NYC and has participated in their American Masters Exhibition. He is a Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist and Hall of Fame inductee, a Pastel Society of the West Coast Pastel Laureate and Distinguished Pastelist, an International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle designate, and honorary member of Degas Pastel Society. He has been featured in numerous national / international art publications and has been a frequent contributing editor to Pastel Journal Magazine. He is the author of “Pastel Pointers, Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings” and “The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley in oil and Pastel”.