Rich Cortez is an artist from New Hampshire Institute of Art. He was inspired to create art early on by his mother. From that seed she planted, he grew from other such influences as Jerry Ueslmann, John Sexton and poets like Ralph Waldo Emerson.
As he states, "Sprouting limbs of both the left and right brain, I engage in a more “whole” process when I create. And as you can tell, a simple image is not in my nature."
“Build therefore your own world.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature
Rich Cortez, Mother Nature, 2014
Rich Cortez, Peering, 2014
Rich Cortez, Reaching, 2013