RICHARD KULMA

Born in New Zealand 1959.  Son of noted European/New Zealand artist Kazimir (Jack) Kulma.
Studied art under his father’s guidance, however is mainly self-taught. Migrated to Australia in 1969 to establish a career for himself.

He worked at numerous jobs, travelling throughout Europe, North America and the Pacific while developing his work.  The art and culture of his destinations had a profound effect on his passion to become a painter.  Venice captured his imagination vividly and has been the source of much work over the years, allowing his to move from the pure reflection of imagery to the surreality of its carnival and exotic architecture.  He lived for some time in the Western district of Victoria and developed his art to the stage where he turned professional in 1975.

His works are now represented in numerous Corporate and Private Collections throughout Australia, USA, UK, Continental Europe, SE Asia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand.  Clients include:
AMP, McDonnell Douglas, Midland Bank, Hughes, Atlas Pacific, Linfox, Marketability, Cadbury Schweppes, Department of Public Prosecutions, (Vic) Orlando, Shell, Morley First National, Telstra, Lanson Corporation, FJ Faulding Pharmaceuticals, Karmann, The Good Guys, Qantas etc.

As an artist I don’t seek any comfort zones in my work. The need to develop, to explore and to be exposed to things that inspire is paramount. To be brave enough to leave behind old ground and remain creative and passionate is the need.