Richard Allwine is a landscape artist, living and working in Lucca, Italy, whose paintings are enchantingly realistic, highly detailed and evoke a utopian vision of nature. As an artist, Mr. Allwine's work exhibits a high level of finished quality reflecting a deep commitment to the aesthetics of landscape painting reaching back through time to artists such as Claude Lorrain, Jan Brueghel the Elder and John Constable. The compositional strength of Mr. Allwine's paintings is a result of meticulously detailed preparatory drawings which are transferred faithfully to the canvas and then refined again during the painting process as the elements of color, harmony and improvisation come into play. The result is a highly detailed, yet flexibly composed painting that pleases both the spirit and the eye. Not being drawn to or wishing to conform to any one particular school of painting, Mr. Allwine has spent over 15 years, with short stints at the Schuler School and the Zoll Studio in Baltimore, Maryland, developing his own style and technique in the painting of landscape. He was represented by Gallery Roca in Maryland. As he finds inspiration in his new home in Italy, Mr. Allwine's perfectionistic instinct urges on his development, promising even finer and more ambitious work in the future.