At 96 Years Old, Richard Mayhew Is Still Painting Transportive “Mindscapes”

Richard Mayhew, “Arroyo Secco” (2009), oil on canvas

Writer Julie Schneider reflects on the life and artistic practice of painter Richard Mayhew in this piece for Hyperallergic. The renowned artist's most recent exhibition, Transcendence, is currently on view at ACA Galleries in New York.

“Bubbling up from his subconscious inner world through his brush and palette knife, the stuff of a long and fertile creative life — memories, feelings, beauty, rhythms of nature, deep grasp of color theory, insights from his lifelong creative explorations — synthesizes on Mayhew’s canvases as lush, layered vistas.”