Ricky Gagnon at the Cranston Public Library

I had the pleasure to attend Ricky Gagnon’s retrospective art show at the Cranston Public Library on its opening day, on Saturday, September 15. I’ve known Ricky for a number of years and have always been impressed with his originality, use of color and his passion to push himself further in his artistic development. His show is a testimony to that passion and his talent as an artist. From his colorful mixed media art, to his wonderful figurative pieces—all on display—worlds of wonder—a viewer will have the opportunity to witness the journey of one of today’s most interesting and unique artists. Ricky is amazing and I’m so proud of him. And I had to dedicate a blog post to him.

I’ve posted pieces dating back to Ricky’s beginnings as an artist and up to his most recent series of those glorious musclemen.

Ricky's earlier work.
Beautiful color, vivid imagination!

 

Some of Ricky's older works.
Mixed media by Ricky Gagnon.
Recent work
Ricky has recently been working on a series of bodybuilder paintings.
Those wonderful bodybuilders...
From Ricky’s recent series of bodybuilders.
Friends
A whimsical photo of Ricky and other local artists. Left to right–Barbara Rosenbaum, Ricky Gagnon, David Koukel, Bob Judge.
More of Ricky's earlier work.
Color, color, color!
Was happy to attend this wonderful opening.
Another whimsical photo of Ricky and friends. Left to right–Bob Judge, Ricky Gagnon and yours truly.

He is the curator of New Hope Art Gallery in Cranston, Rhode Island. So, not only does he create cool art, he is also very involved in the local art community, spending hours upon hours preparing for every show. He’s helped many artists to get their work out into the public and he deserves all the success that comes his way. I can’t say enough about how much I admire this man. He’s a treasure within the art world. I wish Ricky many more years of creativity. I am honored that he is my friend.