In Focus Podcast

Episode 126 

While creating art was always part of his life, he didn’t begin painting until I was about 50…


Welcome painter, Ricky Gagnon, to In-Focus Podcast Number 126. Ricky is a self-described native Rhode Islander who has created art in many forms since childhood.

He is a graduate of Tollgate High School in Warwick and also holds two degrees from CCRI (Community College of Rhode Island) with studies in Mechanical Drawing/Architecture and Computer Science. While creating art was always part of his life, he didn’t begin painting until I was about 50.

Ricky says, “My paintings are colorful and vibrant. They vary in style and theme from abstract, landscape, and figurative. I usually work in a series until I have expressed my thoughts and vision about each subject.”

Ricky talks with The Artist Index’s Co-Founder and Host, Ron Fortier, about his background and lots more. This episode was recorded with Zoom “post-pandemic” in 2022.

We all hope there will be an end in sight to the COVID-19 Pandemic so that we may return to our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place in New Bedford. Until then, we will continue to podcast remotely, assisted by Zoom, to accommodate our guests’ schedules and to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes.

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are on is still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!


Richard “Ricky” Gagnon

Riverside, RI 02915

401- 280-6282



This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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