Grand Rapids' painter Rick Beerhorst's career has spanned over thirty years and his iconic work has even exhibited worldwide. Beerhorst is known for his folk iconography as well as his stylized subjects (often immediate family members or self-portraits). His new work, inspired by his experience with depression and mental illness, is a departure from the style for which he has become known.
Beerhorst's most recent work is expressive and experimental and signals a new phase ins career. His large-scale works featuring women who confront the viewer are both emotionally intense and challenging, a nd are a visual manifestation of his artistic and personal transformation.