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Richard Siegel, Watercolor Artist & Craftsman

About the Artist: My work is a collaborative effort with nature where technique, control and self-expression are realized. Watercolor painting is my first love: depicting beautiful landscapes and seascapes. I also enjoy working with different types of wood, turning bowls and building custom furniture. I have been an artist and craftsman for 50 years. Presently, I live in Belmont, North Carolina where I have my studio and gallery. A degree in fine arts from the Massachusetts College of Art was the beginning of my journey. I have also studied at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. At the North Bennet Industrial School in Boston, I developed my interest in furniture making and at the Wentworth Institute in Boston, I studied architectural drawing.


Teaching is a stimulating challenge. The Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Massachusetts and the Dallas Creative Arts Center in Texas have been just two of the many places where my students have inspired me. Presently, I am a continuing ed instructor at Queens University and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.


My work is in many private and corporate collections.


  • Watercolor – Landscape and Portrait

  • Lathe – Turned wood bowls and vessels

  • Prints – Large multi-colored woodcut

  • Wood Sculpture – Life size figurative sculpture in motion – Abstract bent wood

  • Furniture Design – By commission design and construction


  • Massachusetts College of Art – Fine Arts 1958 – 1961

  • Museum School Boston – Fine Arts 1962

  • University of Frankfurt Germany – Fine Arts 1963

  • North Bennet Industrial School Boston – Furniture Design 1974

  • Wentworth Institute Boston – Architectural Drawing 1974


  • 2007 Arromont School of Arts & Crafts – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

  • Instructor Watercolor Painting – Weeklong intensive course

  • 1998-2009 Queens University – Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Watercolor Instructor – Continuing Education

  • 1998-Current Central Piedmont Community College – Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Watercolor Instructor – Continuing Education

  • 1992-1996 Brookhaven College – Dallas, Texas

  • Watercolor Instructor – Continuing Education

  • 1978-1979 Massachusetts Prison Art Project, M.C.I. – Concord, Massachusetts

  • Instructor – Graphics, Drawing, Painting

  • 1975-1990 Cambridge Center for Adult Education – Massachusetts

  • Instructor – Woodworking

  • 1983-1985 McCarthy Town Elementary School – Acton, Massachusetts

  • Instructor Grade K-6 – Introduction to Woodworking

  • 1982-1990 Boxborough High School – Acton, Massachusetts 

  • Instructor – Fundamentals of Woodworking

  • 1981-1982 DeCordova Museum – Lincoln, Massachusetts

  • Studio Classes – Watercolor Painting

Private Collections
Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania

Corporate Collections (representative list)


•Babson College

•Bank of Boston

•Bay Bank Home Office – Boston

•Bay Colony Properties – Boston

•Dedham Medical Corporation

•First National Bank of Boston

•Fidelity Investments – Boston

•Goodwin, Procter & Hoar – Boston

•NYNEK Corporation – Lexington

•Putnam Investments – Boston

•Strehole Corporation – Nantick

•Unicco of Cambridge



•Ameritrust of Austin

•Ameritrust of Dallas

•Browning Oil – Dallas

•Centex - Dallas

•Fidelity Investment – Dallas

•Hitachi Corporation – Dallas

•JCPenney Co. Inc. (Insurance) – Dallas

•Lustig – Dallas, Texas

•Prudential Realty of Dallas

•Southwest Bell – Dallas

•Texas Instruments – Dallas

•USAA Federal Savings – San Antonio


New Jersey

•Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. – Parsippany


New York

•IBM – White Plains

•Pepisco – New York


North Carolina

•Appalachian State University – Boone

•Enpro – Charlotte

•James, McElroy & Deihl – Charlotte

•SAF Institute – Cary

•Sennebrasque Clark Swindol – Charlotte

•UNC Women & Children’s Hospital – Raleigh

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