Throughout his career, A. J. Rudisill’s artwork has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.; the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, MD; the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, MI; and the Newman Galleries in Philadelphia. In addition, his work is in corporate, public and private collections, including those of the Stroud & Company, Girard Bank, Smith Kline Laboratories, McNeil Laboratories, The Franklin Mint and the Atlantic Cape Community College. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including ten years as the Franklin Mint's featured artist and participation in the National Wildlife Federation Stamp Program.
I believe that the world of nature is the single most important factor in life, and I create lifelike paintings of land and seascapes reflective of this philosophy. My paintings contain a story; a story left to the imagination of viewers. I want them to feel they are standing along the beach, cliff or mountainside experiencing firsthand the beauty of nature.
After nearly 60 years of painting and sculpture, I continue to embrace new challenges and tackle seemingly impossible subjects. I bring paintings to life with a few sketches of my pencil and mere strokes of color with my brush. ~ A. J. Rudisill