Before discovering his love for painting, Rick Koehler worked as a contractor for Architects Plus, a firm he co-founded in 1979. At 61, he began taking art classes and workshops and only 16 months into this venture, he was accepted as a signature member of Cincinnati Art Club. He was awarded the Artists’ Choice award at his first show, ViewPoint 45, and took away Best in Show at the Hyde Park Art Show in 2016. Most of Koehler’s work showcases his love of nature and the inspiration he finds in painting plein air.