Studios at Crescent Pond

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Leo Krazeski

Leo Krazeski
Sailor's Snug Harbor

Commission a Portrait

Richard Whitney, PhD.H, is internationally known for his  portraits and landscapes painted in the classical manner.  He offers his clients free design consultation for commissioned landscapes and portraits painted in oils.

Richard will speak by telephone or email with the client to determine the details of the portrait. This includes desired mood, size, clothing, objects to be included in the portrait, schedules, and where the portrait will ultimately hang.  

Richard and the client then meet. He can travel to the client's location or they can meet at Richard's studio.  Richard takes photographs and paints a color study from life. Using these materials, he works with the client to reach an agreement on pose and composition.  Richard also has the client pose for a final session where he finishes the portrait from life.

Artist, author, and teacher Richard Whitney, PhD.H is internationally known for his realistic portraits and landscapes painted in the style of contemporary realism.  "Fine Art Connoisseur" has called him one of "the giants of the field" of figurative painting in America.


Private Collection

John Slocum, Newport RI Historical Society

John Slocum
Newport RI Historical Society

Ethan Hawke, The Players, NYC

Ethan Hawke
The Players, NYC

Tom Brush Loomis Chaffee School

Tom Brush
Loomis Chaffee School


Private Collection

Dr. Nelson Kiang

Dr. Nelson Kiang,
Mass. Eye Ear Infirmary



Richard thanks you for your interest and looks forward to hearing from you. 

(603) 446-7476


Hours of Operation
Art Classes Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Saturdays 10 am - 12:30 pm
Open Saturdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm or by Chance or Appointment

100 Chalet Dr, Stoddard, NH 03464

Service Area


"Congratulations! "Marion" is not only a beautiful painting but a splendid example of "modern" portraiture. I have full confidence in your ability to produce sound work that simultaneously meets the standards of creativity. Now it seems that you are again quite on target as far as the trend in contemporary American art is concerned."
— Artist Elton Fax

"Richard, I just have to stop everything and tell you how very impressed I am with ALL that you have accomplished over the years. You are a true master in every aspect of the word. So very proud to be a tiny part of your incredible life!"
— Pat Young, The Portrait Group

"I have received more comments about your portrait of me than any of my scientific work. Some have even asked how to get in touch with you."
— Dr. Nelson Kiang, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute

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