About Richard Auger

Story and Inspiration

Richard Auger, portrait, selfie, biography
Richard Auger’s studio is currently based in the quiet beach town of Hobe Sound, Florida. Auger was born in Deerfield Beach, Florida, in 1983, and grew up scuba diving South Florida’s coral reefs and swimming in the springs of North Florida. His father was an adventurous outdoorsman, who loved to try almost every outdoor activity at least once while bringing his son along for the ride. During those years, Richard gained an appreciation for the great outdoors, especially Wild Florida, with its haunted, mystical swamps, as well as its peaceful, sunny coastlines. Auger hopes to capture what this state has meant to him during his life, as well as other Floridians that share a passion for our landscape. Richard’s only formal photography education came from a high school darkroom class in 2002, when one of his silver prints of the Everglades won a Gold Key Award in Scholastics. He considered a career in the arts, but ultimately choose a more practical career route and studied business. After only two years out of college, Richard quit his office job in 2010, destroyed his entire digital portfolio, and began an all new series shot entirely in black and white film. Titled ‘Florida Noir’, the series was a runaway success at art festivals across Florida and the USA, quickly winning nearly $60,000 in fine art juried awards. In late 2014, Richard slowly began to re-embrace color and digital techniques. The knowledge he gained shooting black and white film carried over to his new color work, resulting in large prints with high resolution and captivating compositions. While the Florida Noir series was a four-year love letter to Florida, his new color series shows the more exciting, vibrant quality to our state that makes it such a unique place to call home. Richard Auger’s award-winning prints hang at government buildings, corporate collections, galleries, and private homes across the United States.

Awards List

Below is a list of  fine-art awards competing against all categories of art.  These were all monetary, which helped me to sustain my career as a full-time artist.  Many of these awards are funded by donations from dedicated art patrons and generous endowments, and I list them here to say thanks!

Silver Medal – 2020 Pano Awards

Silver Medal – 2019 Pano Awards
Best in Photography – 2019 Stuart Artsfest
Award of Distinction – 2018 Gainesville Downtown Festival
Award of Merit – 2018 Mainsail Art Festival
Award of Distinction – 2017 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Award of Merit – 2016 Winter Springs Artoberfest
Award of Excellence – 2016 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Best in Show – 2015 Apollo Beach Art Festival
2nd in Show – 2015 Winter Park Autumn Festival
Award of Merit – 2015 Greater Gulf Coast Festival
Award of Distinction – 2015 Mainsail Art Festival
Award of Merit – 2015 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Award of Distinction – 2015 Melbourne Art Festival
Award of Excellence – 2014 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Mayor’s Award – 2014 Gasparilla Art Festival
Best in Photography – 2014 Clermont Art Festival
Judges Choice Award – 2014 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
1st in Photography – 2014 Space Coast Art Festival
Award of Excellence – 2014 Mainsail Art Festival
2D Award of Distinction – 2014 Palm Harbor Art Festival
Merit Award – 2014 Boca Museum of Art Show
Merit Award – 2014 Melbourne Art Festival
Best in Show – 2013 Central Park Art Festival
1st in Photography – 2013 Disney Festival of the Masters
Best in Show – 2013 Boca Museum of Art Show
1st in Photography – 2013 Space Coast Art Festival
Award of Excellences – 2013 Osceola Art Festival
1st in Photography- 2013 Artigras Fine Art Festival
Award of Excellence – 2013 Santa Fe Art Festival
1st in Photography – 2013 Melbourne Art Festival
Award of Distinction – 2013 Halifax Art Festival
Award of Distinction – 2013 Mainsail Art Festival
Award of Merit – 2013 Mayfair by the Lake
Award of Merit – 2013 Images Art Festival
1st in Photography – 2012 Disney Festival of the Masters
Award of Honor – 2012 Eau Gallie Artworks
Award of Excellence – 2012 Winter Springs Art Festival
1st in Show – 2012 Melbourne Mainstreet
Award of Distinction – 2012 Mayfair by the Lake
1st Place in Photography – 2012 St. Johns River Festival
2nd Place in Category – 2012 Melbourne Art Festival
Award of Merit – 2012 Mainsail Art Festival
Award of Merit – 2012 Under the Oaks Art Festival
Special Award – 1st in Photography – 2012 Leesburg Art Festival
1st Place in Photography – 2012 Osceola Art Festival
2nd in 2D Art – Award of Distinction – 2011 Artworks Eau Gallie Fine Arts
1st in Show – Tony Senador Award – 2010 Lake Mary Festival of the Arts
2nd in Show – Award of Excellence – 2011 Lake Mary Festival of the Arts
Award of Distinction – 2011 Winter Springs Art Festival
2nd in Show – 2011 Melbourne Mainstreet Art Festival
Award of Distinction 2011 Ocala Arts Festival
Award of Distinction – 2011 Bonita Springs National Art Festival
Award of Excellence – 2011 Boca Fine Art

Close ✕

Filter by Collection

Filter by Type

Filter by Orientation

Filter by Format

Filter by Place