Visit the Paintings

2000s  |  1990s  |  1980s

Rick has been painting since his early teenage years. He received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1973, and his MFA from the University of Cincinnati in 1979. His large canvases often measure up to 10 feet across. His work has been featured in a number of exhibitions, including a solo show in Paris.

Falls Near Jirijirimo II

Falls Near Jirijirimo II

Work In Colombia

The Elders Project

For millenia, the Kogi, Arhuaco and Wiwa peoples have considered themselves the caretakers of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range in Colombia. The elders have expressed an urgent need to preserve their spiritual traditions in the face of ecological challenges to their homeland. With Rick's help, and that of Barbara Threecrow, "The Elders Project" emerged. Learn more.

Learn more about The Elders Project

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

In The Press:

100 Boston Painters - Rick Harlow Feature

100 Boston Painters

Rick is featured in this beautiful illustrated book by Arts Professor Chawky Frenn celebrating Boston's vibrant tradition of painting.
View on

MAP: Spring 2009

MAPS: Spring 2009

From The Inside Out is featured on the cover of the Spring 2009 issue of MAPS Bulletin: "Special Edition: Psychedelics and Ecology". See this MAPS issue online.

Audobon: October 2000

Audobon: October 2000

"The Shaman of Colors" is a great article by Steve Nadis describing the formation of the Yaigoje-Apaporis Papermaking Project (YAPP). Read the article here.