Richard Ahnert

Richard paints scenes from stories he imagines inspired by everyday encounters with both humans and animals. Describing his work as Anthropomorphism and other musings in oil, he combines the traits and behaviors of animals with the common rituals of humans, exploring that which connects and separates us from them and from each other. Richard creates a narrative in his paintings that encourages the viewer to contemplate and discuss the comforts and conflicts that arise from acknowledging our animal instincts.