by Richard Pedersen
artwork can best be described as "exciting
dramatic photographic realism" with a three dimensional
quality that makes the viewers actually feel like they are part
action. Every painting appears to be painstakingly crafted, with
all of its
elements dramatically arranged to capture forever, a beautiful
moment in time.
....The vibrant colors that he selects add to the drama,
the viewer to actually feel that moment. It is the careful blending
of these vibrant colors with subtle contrasts, that give each
of his paintings a characteristic "softness", which
is his trademark.
....Once you've seen his paintings and in particular, his
trademark is unmistakable.
New York born Rich Pedersen has become to railroad art collectors,
what John Stobart is to marine art collectors. Each railroad
painting is painstakingly researched so that it is accurate down
last rivet on the locomotive.
....Perhaps this attention to detail
to the fact that this artist is also a Stevens Institute of Technology
mechanical engineer. His paintings are now in many private collections,
have been displayed at the trolley museum in Branford, CT., and
have appeared on the cover of the "Keystone" (PRRT&HS
magazine), in "Trains Illustrated", and on the cover,
centerfold, and inside several issues of "Railpace" magazine.
and in Al Staufer's book New Haven Power.
About the Lithographs
....All sizes are created on museum quality Lustro Saxony 80# acid-free
paper using the most durable inks technologically available.
All except the 8" X 10" sizes are signed and numbered.
These beautiful lithographs are not “prints”. Prints
are a low quality, high volume process that simply does not compare
to high quality