Rich Gallego has been painting the landscape since 1996. His longtime love of nature’s wild places have taken him far afield from Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly to the beaches of Hawaii. From the rivers, gorges, and adobes of northern New Mexico to the glaciers of Alaska and so many places in between, all in search of the scenes he loves to paint. Referring to his obsession with painting as “my magnificent affliction”, he is constantly searching for new ways to reveal the natural world to others through paint. Rich teaches plein air classes in southern California, has taught bi-annual plein air painting workshops for Cloudcroft Art Workshops in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, and for eight years, taught weeklong workshops for the Taos Art School in New Mexico. He has been featured in several articles on “Outdoor Painter” and appeared as a featured artist in “American Art Collector” magazine. Rich has been represented by several galleries in Laguna Beach, CA, Monrovia, CA, and Cheyenne, WY., San Marino, CA, and Claremont, CA.