Richard Cortez was born in Roswell Air Force Base, New Mexico as a son of an Air Force pilot. He spent part of his childhood growing up in Tokyo, Japan. This experience influences the international, universalist nature of his work.
His work is mostly representative of abstract, expressionistic and impressionistic form in terms of color, rendering and composition.
His work is noted for his natural, spiritual portrayal of Native American, Southwestern, East Indian, Egyptian, Fantasy and contemporary impressionistic abstract genres.
Cortez's work sells worldwide, ranging from Europe, Asia, Australia, Hawaii and the United States. His unique style draws is captivating, upbeat and unique. He is currently a resident of Southern Oregon and enjoys the beautiful, natural ambiance of the area, which resonates in his paintings.
Cortez is a member of the following art associations.
• Arts Gallery Montmartre Paris French
• NEW YORK GALLERY
• EBSQ art association
• New York the future of Abstract
• ART IN THE HEART
• Galeria Macortes
• OIL TUBE GALLERY
• WISH WASH GALLERY
• World USA Global Company
• Freie Kunst
• ART IS PEACE AND LOVE
• ART COEUR DU MONDE
• Rafaela Art - Art is Life