About Us

Richard C. Frey Fine Arts

Welcome to the online home of Richard C. Frey Fine Arts. We are a private fine art gallery located in breathtaking northern California. We are your source for exceptional artworks from the 1600’s through contemporary. While some galleries focus on only one or two narrow fine art areas, Richard C. Frey Fine Arts deals in artworks from countless movements, geographic regions, and media. Our inventory consists of original paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, glass, ceramics and more. Every piece in our collection was acquired directly by Richard C. Frey and is being offered to the public for the first time for acquisition into your personal collection. Whether you are looking for an original Auguste Renoir watercolor, a Marilyn Monroe photograph, or a Tiffany vase, Richard C. Frey Fine Arts is sure to have what suits your interest in our vast fine art inventory. On our website you will find artworks created by more than 275 artists, all conveniently indexed and organized by artist name and category. As our inventory is so expansive, we only have a fraction currently on our website. Be sure to check back often as we are always adding new artworks to our online Fine Art Gallery. If you do not find what you are looking for, please give us a call for a personal art consultation. You may also set up a private tour of our art gallery. You may provide us with your interest and preferences and we can tailor your visit to exactly what you’re looking for. Thank you for visiting our website!

Richard C. Frey, ISA, CAPP

(International Society of Appraisers Certified Appraiser of Personal Property)

Richard began collecting art when he was just a boy of twelve years. He grew up surrounded by professional and pastime painters. His mother manipulated oil paint into compelling and grand landscapes and his sister made her living for a time as an artist. But perhaps one of the largest factors to influence the direction Richard’s life would take was his neighbor, John Warren “Pop” Doty (1870-1959). Biographical Reference: “Artists in California” by Edan Hughes. After school Richard joined “Pop” in his painting studio and watched in awe as he created familiar landscapes of Mount Shasta, Yosemite, and others. Richard’s love of the pieces is evident when he speaks about his collection of Doty paintings. Many years later, Richard has acquired an art collection that could rival that of a museum. However, the panoramic painting of Mount Shasta by “Pop” Doty is still one of his favorite pieces. This painting is an incredible juxtaposition of honoring Mother Nature by placing each rock on the mountain in its proper place, but inventing and rearranging the trees in the foreground for aesthetic purposes. This incredible piece hangs in Richard’s private office where he can enjoy it every day. It only seems fitting that the banner at the top of his website features his favorite painting.

Please view the video below to learn more about Richard C. Frey, ISA CAPP.