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Welcome to Paintings By Rick Schimpf 
Featuring original fine art landscapes, seascapes, and much more 

All paintings on this website are original paintings. The painting subjects are varied as can be seen on the THEMES GALLERY page.  Prints of the paintings displayed and many others can be seen and obtained by clicking on the SHOP button in the navigation line above.  Current exhibition information is available on the EXHIBITED PAINTINGS page.

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Thanksgiving 2021

It is hard for me to believe we are about to celebrate Thanksgiving 2021. However, I’m glad it is here. Thanksgiving is one of if not absolutely the best holiday of them all. While I think we should be grateful for our blessings every day, I think having a day dedicated to thankfulness is special.
For me, I’m grateful for the wonderful country in which I live. Yes, it has faults, but overall, I think the U.S.A. is and will continue to be the land of opportunities for those willing to work hard. It offers much but asks little in return.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to be able practice art and produce paintings that (hopefully) are good enough to bring pleasure to those viewing them. I’m humbled and thankful for those that offer kind and supportive comments about my paintings. I do not have words in my vocabulary to properly express my feelings to those of you that have chosen to follow my work.
I’m especially appreciative of the support given me by my family. My wife has been especially supportive of my art endeavors and in fact has pushed me at times when I begin to doubt my abilities. Once again, I’m at lose of words to properly express my thanks to her, my daughters, my son, and their families. I’m truly blessed to have such a great family.
Most of all, I’m thankful to God for the blessing of artistic skills. He has given me the skills and presented the opportunities to develop them.
For all of these blessings, I’m eternally thankful.
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