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This blog is dedicated to all things fine art and the life of a fine artist.

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  1. Susan permalink
    August 12, 2010 9:49 pm

    Do you have any of these mini christ portraits still available?
    They are amazing :)

  2. mary permalink
    March 28, 2011 6:55 am


    I love your work. Can you tell me how much the work in progress that is displayed on your website will cost?



  3. October 25, 2011 12:25 am

    Hi Mr. Richards. I’m not sure if you remember me but we talked recently on facebook and David Gianfredi is my teacher. Well I was just keeping you updated and I have my first blog. I hope you will check it out and comment on my work when it is up.

  4. September 3, 2012 2:16 pm

    Thank you for your post, yesterday, about God’s most glorious creation: the human body. I appreciate your thoughts, and wish that our culture (world?) could be that calm and rational about the human body. All of the angst and freaking-out that goes on about the topic makes life so much harder for everyone. God bless you, and keep up the wonderful work you do.

  5. March 2, 2013 10:45 am

    Is this painting available: Jerusalem at Dusk, by J. Kirk Richards. 6.25 x 3 inches.

  6. October 6, 2013 10:12 pm

    Brother Richards,
    I just discovered your blog, and I love it! Thank you so much for putting this together. I love religious artwork and the work of classical artists. Your work feels to me to be along those lines. I’m an aspiring artist too (focusing on sculpture at BYU-Idaho). I want very much to share my love of the gospel through my art as you have done. Thanks for giving a guy like me some encouragement with what I’ve read so far in your blog. My first article was the your post about nude artwork. I appreciated your words.
    I look forward to seeing more of your work! I’ve loved everything I’ve seen thus far! Thank you for sharing your fabulous talent.

    -Adam Farnes

    P.S.: I’m also glad to see you got to go to Jerusalem. I studied abroad there myself at the Jerusalem Center. I loved seeing the artwork that came from that trip.

  7. Sherie woomer permalink
    March 22, 2015 4:30 am

    Is the painting Breath of Life available as a print ? It is beautiful!

  8. April 4, 2015 4:48 am

    I have no idea how I found it, but I am completely taken with “Cristo LVI (Golden Shroud).”

    Do you have prints available for any of your Cristo paintings?

    Seriously magnificent, my friend.

  9. David Wise permalink
    May 3, 2015 3:45 pm

    Brother Richards– I found your blog from the Deseret News article. I really like your artistic style. I am hoping to find an artist for a commissioned work. I see that you no longer do commissions but wonder if you have any suggestions for new up-an-coming artists who could use some work? It would be an oil painting of a pioneer scene from my family history. Thanks in advance for any info you could give.

    • July 12, 2015 11:19 pm

      Hi David. A few artists who might do a pioneer scene: Julie Rogers, Todd Orchard, Michael Bedard. I’d check with them, and maybe get more recommendations from them. Good luck.

  10. May 15, 2015 7:20 am

    Unbelievable images. This is your calling. Thank you.

  11. ian murithi permalink
    May 21, 2015 1:10 am

    im an undergraduate student and a fine artist from kenya. i just discovered recently that i could write about art too. This is because it challenges me to look at all paintings in a more deeper perspective than aesthetics. im planning on starting a blog. can you please advise me on this.

    • July 12, 2015 11:20 pm

      What sort of advice can I help you with, Ian? I recommend opening a WordPress account and writing a post. Then you can fine tune as you go.

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