R.D. Riccoboni is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960) influenced by his early years living in the Connecticut suburbs of New York City. A self-taught artist, Riccoboni began painting at age four when he got into his mother’s paint-by-numbers. The artist credits encouragement by family and teachers in public school for his drive and inspiration that has led the way to his success as a best-selling author, speaker and inspirational visionary. From 2007 to 2015, his popular Beacon Artworks studio and Gallery was located in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The artist resides and paints in San Diego, California.
Riccoboni’s paintings on canvas and paper depict his travels and local interests. Subjects include California landscape, cityscape, portraiture, street-scenes, public events, and everyday happenings and friends. With a style evocative of the Impressionists and a palette derived from bold and vibrant colors, Riccoboni‘s internationally recognized work represents community and a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner. He captures the spirit of San Diego in his effervescent portrayals of local scenes and has been described as “a cultural heritage storyteller in paint” who often depicts historic sites to promote and visually preserve them.
“What drives and inspires me is a passion for forward thinking. I pick up on the positive and beautiful vibrations of color, contrast, perspective and spirit that surround our daily lives and create art with a mission that is trail blazing for others. I hope my art work will trigger inspiration and happiness in you to create and make the world a better place starting right in our own neighborhoods, whether you are the creator, the appreciator or both.” ~R.D. Riccoboni