Richard Kulma

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Through the Mist - Woolshed Study
oil on canvas
Framed size 97 x 137cm
80 x 120 cm
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Big Love Safari
oil on linen
80 x 140 cm
Framed
Richard  Kulma
Where's the Party?
oil on linen
120 x 80 cm
Framed
Richard  Kulma Driftwood _ Dreamers
Driftwood & Dreamers
oil on linen
80 x 120 cm
Framed
Richard  Kulma Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me
oil on linen
80 x 120 cm
Framed
Richard  Kulma When Shadows Fall
When Shadows Fall
oil on linen
103 x 153 cm
Framed
Richard  Kulma Paradise Found
Paradise Found
oil on linen
90 x 132 cm
Framed
Richard  Kulma Do Not Disturb
Do Not Disturb
oil on linen
92 x 132 cm
Framed
Richard  Kulma Outback Dreamer
Outback Dreamer
oil on linen
99 x 173 cm
Framed
Richard  Kulma The Beachcomber Reflected
The Beachcomber Reflected
oil on linen
90.5 x 131 cm
Richard  Kulma Finland
Finland
oil on linen
100 x 163 cm
Richard  Kulma Interlude
Interlude
oil on canvas
87 x 117 cm
Framed
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Richard  Kulma

Richard Kulma

Richard Kulma Biography

Born in New Zealand 1959. Son of noted European/New Zealand artist Kazimir (Jack) Kulma.
Studied art under his father’s guidance, however is mainly self-taught.
Migrated to Australia in 1969 to establish a career for himself.

Richard Kulma Description

He worked at numerous jobs, travelling throughout Europe, North America and the Pacific while developing his work. The art and culture of his destinations had a profound effect on his passion to become a painter. Venice captured his imagination vividly and has been the source of much work over the years, allowing his to move from the pure reflection of imagery to the surrealistic of its carnival and exotic architecture. He lived for some time in the Western district of Victoria and developed his art to the stage where he turned professional in 1975.

His works are now represented in numerous Corporate and Private collections throughout Australia, USA, UK, continental Europe, SE Asia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand. Clients include: AMP, McDonnell Douglas, Midland Bank, Hughes, Atlas Pacific, Linfox, Marketability, Cadbury Schweppes, Department of Public Prosecutions, (Vic) Orlando, Shell, Morley First National, Telstra, Lanson Corporation, FJ Faulding Pharmaceuticals, Karmann, The Good Guys, and QANTAS.

My influences are diverse, from the renaissance, from the more enigmatic realist and surrealist works of Magritte, Dali, Delveraux, Hockney, Smart and Whyeth etc through the profound imagery of Miro, Kandinsky, Motherwell, Pollock and Rothko (From heavy metal to Opera so to speak).

As an artist I don’t seek any comfort zones in my work. The need to develop, to explore and to be exposed to things that inspire is paramount. To be brave enough to leave behind old ground and remain creative and passionate is the need.

Richard Kulma Statement

"I feel compelled to paint – for me it is what I am. Perhaps being around art throughout my formative years instilled in me the need to express my creative desire through this medium. I feel driven, and when particularly inspired I am passionate, even obsessive about my work or its promise. It can be a heady mixture of fulfilment or creative despair. Creating an image on a blank canvas or sheet of paper from the images that have lingered in my mind, frustrated or even eluded me is the challenge I feel most passionate about."

Richard Kulma Resumé

Solo Exhibitions1996-97 - Melaleuca Gallery
1990-91 - Libby Edwards Gallery
1985-87 - Originals Gallery
1983-84 - Halmagg Gallery
1977 - Hobson’s Gallery Queenscliff
1976 - Balmoral Galleries

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