Rick Humphrey began painting en plein air in 1985. Since that time he primarily focused on the Palos Verdes Peninsula where he grew up. In 1997 he organized the first art exhibition and sale to benefit The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy featuring artists from the newly formed Portuguese Bend Artist Colony. Since that time, their annual exhibition has grossed almost one-half million dollars raising a significant amount of money for the conservancy. His work has been exhibited in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, The Bowers Cultural Museum of Santa Ana, The Pasadena Museum of Art, The Carnegie Art Museum, the State Capital Building of Sacramento, The Autry Museum of the American West, The Irvine Museum, and The Bennington Art Museum in Vermont, . In 2007 he received the California Art Club’s Gold Medal for the Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape at the 96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition. His paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is a Signature Member of the California Art Club and founding member of The Portuguese Bend Artist Colony. For the past few years Rick has traveled to various locations across the United States producing paintings for an upcoming American Landscape series.