Richard De Wolfe







Richard De Wolfe

Richard De Wolfe

Odessa, Ontario


The Thousand Islands region of Ontario, Canada, was the perfect backdrop for a childhood filled with adventure for Richard De Wolfe, an artist who still identifies strongly with rural life. The forests, fields, and of course the mighty St. Lawrence River, made the wonders of nature come alive for him.
The art of Richard De Wolfe has been very popular ever since his first one-man show at the age of eighteen. That show was a sell out, supplying him with commissions for many months after. He went on to spend twenty-five years as an illustrator, producing paintings for national and international corporations such as General Motors, Pepsi-Cola, and Sony.
“I believe that working as an illustrator was the best training I could possibly have had. The wide variety of subjects and tight deadlines forced me to hone my skills and become very proficient as a painter. I feel that many of the finest painters alive today are former illustrators,” Richard says.

Richard’s subject matter is wide-ranging and ever changing. He has painted landscapes and wildlife extensively, but also paints still-life subjects, farm and family scenes, boats, horses and just about anything that catches his eye and imagination. When asked what he wants to accomplish through his art, Richard says, “The important thing is to help people to see what I see and feel what I feel about a subject. What you paint is far less important than how you paint it.”

Together with his wife Mary, Richard lives on a horse farm near Kingston, Ontario, where he can study and paint scenes of the Thousand Islands and rural life as well as the wildlife, which is all around him. Richard’s work is available in limited edition prints as well as originals. He has participated in many prestigious art shows such as Wildlife Habitat Canada Stamp Competition, the Wye Marsh Festival, Ducks Unlimited, and Canadian Artists and Photographers in Communication Annual Exhibition. Richard’s work is featured each year in December, in a one-man show, in Kingston, Ontario.


Golden Lake by Richard De Wolfe


Edge of the Wood by Richard De Wolfe


Lost In Thought by Richard De Wolfe


Moon Song by Richard De Wolfe


Song of the North by Richard De Wolfe


The Howling by Richard De Wolfe


Following the Scent by Richard De Wolfe


Breakaway by Richard De Wolfe


Dreams of Glory by Richard De Wolfe


Home For Supper by Richard De Wolfe


Wall of Fame by Richard De Wolfe


This Time For Sure by Richard De Wolfe


Sleigh Bells by Richard De Wolfe


Sleigh Ride by Richard De Wolfe


We Are Being Good by Richard De Wolfe


Rowing to Rockport by Richard De Wolfe


Confederation Park by Richard De Wolfe


The Red Canoe by Richard De Wolfe


Sailing the Reach by Richard De Wolfe


Heart Island by Richard De Wolfe


Best Friends by Richard De Wolfe


Last Legs by Richard De Wolfe


Heading for the Loft by Richard De Wolfe


Upon This Rock by Richard De Wolfe


Boldt's Castle Poster by Richard De Wolfe


Carousel by Rick De Wolfe


I Love New York by Rick De Wolfe


Sky Scrapers by Rick De Wolfe


Lily Pad Lace by Rick De Wolfe


Creation by Rick De Wolfe


Willow Brook by Rick De Wolfe


The Power and the Glory by Rick De Wolfe


Stormy Sunrise by Rick De Wolfe


Ireland Tree by Rick De Wolfe


Innocence by Rick De Wolfe