In the first solo exhibition of his architectural watercolors, architect and artist Richard J. Diedrich, FAIA presents 18 original paintings of structures in Bonita Springs, which provide a direct and lasting connection to the city’s history and distinct character. Diedrich created most of these paintings over the last 12 months.
Diedrich searches for successful works of architecture and depicts them with watercolor on canvas. From historic homes to more contemporary examples in our community, Diedrich chooses his subjects based on design characteristics that come together to make architecture appropriate to its place. Diedrich encourages architectural appreciation, restoration and preservation through his celebration of architecture and the contributions his painting subjects have made to a community.
On Friday, March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Visual Arts Center is hosting a reception and open house for the exhibition. Concurrent with the reception, Diedrich will be signing copies of his latest book, Painting Naples Architecture. This coffee table book is a compilation of the artist’s paintings depicting some of the best examples of Naples area architecture, both historic and contemporary.
The exhibit will be on display March 3 – 30. The Visual Arts Center is located at 26100 Old 41 Road. For more details, call 239-495-898 or visit online at www.artsbonita.org