In March, the Arata Fine Art Gallery will feature a two-person exhibition March 21 to April 28. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 22, 5-7pm.


Richard Rico was in the in the newspaper business as editor and publisher for Vacaville’s The Reporter, which his family ran for 70 years. Using graphic design and the photographic elements of layout to tell a story eventually led him to sketching and watercolors, and then still life and landscape paintings. Self taught, bold colors became a hallmark of Richard’s works, injected with “a touch of fantasy and whimsy.”


Lisa Rico

Plum Village


Having drawn and painted her whole life, Lisa Rico’s early creative beginnings led to a desire for a career in art. However, her path took a different direction: a 20-year stint in marketing and graphic design. When she was finally able to focus solely on art, she experimented with different media and subject matter. Lisa has studied with many artists as well as attending classes and workshops. Working exclusively in pastels, Lisa’s works have more of a realist approach, and have been shown in numerous venues and galleries.  


Arata Fine Art Gallery

637 First Street, Benicia



Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 11am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm