General Information

 

Gallery Open Tuesday - Saturday 

10 AM - 5 PM

Village Court
890 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI
53122
Phone: 262-780-1191
Map to gallery

Village Court
890 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI
53122
Phone: 262-780-1191
Map to gallery

To make an appointment outside of gallery hours, please call.

 

River’s End Gallery Fine Art
Located In Elm Grove

Richard Arfsten's Gallery

In his own words

When I was a child, Flash Gordon was my hero. I used to draw rocket ships and then hang them all over the walls in my bedroom. Nowadays, I use my art for imaginary extra-terrestrial journeys. Most artists have a concept in mind when they begin to create a work. I usually don’t. I just start to play, experimenting with different materials and media, until the artwork takes on a life of its own. Sometimes a story develops out of the artwork ... often of travel to those unknown places I visited with Flash in my youth.

Of course, there have been earthly influences on my art too — Picasso, Chillada, Jackson Pollack, Ben Nicholson, Modigliani, Tamaro, Paul Klee, Mark Rothko, Al Kraavanger, Gerhardt Kroll — to name a few. When looking at the many different styles of my work you’re bound to find bits and pieces of them lurking somewhere. I’m having more fun than ever chasing my dreams! Who says I have to grow up?

Richard Arfsten
4/1/2009

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