Richard Gilkey

Richard Gilkey

Richard Gilkey was born in Bellingham, WA and his family held historic roots in the Skagit Valley. His paintings reflect the natural beauty and colors of the Pacific Northwest landscape.

Mark Tobey and Morris Graves were Richard Gilkey's mentors. He developed a distinctive style in keeping with his intellectual curiosity. It sought scientific rather than philosophical, material versus metaphysical, answers to the basic workings of the universe.

In the years preceding his death in 1997, he returned to painting abstractions, using black and white to represent the ancient Chinese philosophy of yin and yang.

Floral Still Life | 28" x 19" | oil on canvas | 1958

Hayton's Dairy Farm | 49” x 61" | oil on canvas on panel | 1972

Skagit Valley Flats | 62.25" x 94.25" | oil on canvas | 1975

Leeks | 20" x 30" | oil on canvas on board

Winter Still Life | 16" x 51" | oil on canvas on board

Mark Tobey (Portrait) | 55.5" x 43.25" | oil on panel | 1949/50

Inscape | 52.5" x 47.25" | oil on panel | 1948/49

Winter Moon | 62" X 71" | oil on canvas

Bay Fields, Skagit Flats Landscape | 77" x 61" | Oil on Canvas on Board | 1978