Welcome to the Online Studio of Alice and Richard Matzkin

Painter Alice Matzkin and her sculptor husband, Richard, contemplate growing older in their nearly 70 paintings and sculptures devoted to the subject of aging. Alice and Richard Matzkin They have written a dual award winning art/inspiration book, THE ART OF AGING: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self, and produced a 45 minute documentary video on DVD, WOMEN OF AGE: Portraits in Wisdom, Beauty and Strength, featuring paintings and interviews of 21 elder inspiring women. In response to their magnificent relationship, Richard has written the dual award winning book LOVING PROMISES: The Master Class for Creating Magnificent Relationship. The powerful changes happening in our world has inspired Richard to write the beautifully illustrated poetic essay, MANIFESTO: A Call For Men To Become Warriors For Kindness.

They appear on television, in print media, on the radio, and in presentations at universities, conferences, etc. They live and work in Ojai, California.

See the Videos page for their latest videos.

Mission Statements

THE ART OF AGING: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self

As part of our personal growth and our responsibility as elders, our intention is to share what we have learned about growing older. By exhibiting our art, speaking and writing, we intend to spread the important message that aging is not the end of life, but can be a positive new beginning and the crowning culmination of a lifetime.

LOVING PROMISES: The Master Class for Creating Magnificent Relationship

High on the list of causes of human suffering is unhappy relationships. Alice and I have been blessed with a magnificent one. It is our intention through this book, our writing, teaching, and appearances in the media, to proclaim this good news – A MAGNIFICENT PARTNERSHIP IS AVAILABLE TO YOU! LOVING PROMISES offers the tools to make that relationship a reality.

MANIFESTO: A Call For Men to Become Warriors For Kindness

Mass shootings, child molestation, road rage, vandalism, sexual harassment, domestic violence ... it is an undeniable fact that the vast majority of evil, hurtful and unkind actions in the world are committed by men ... men who are not in touch with their heart. My intention is to call out men to address the damage being wrought by those of us who cannot love and to take on the essential, life changing work of opening our own masculine heart.

– Alice and Richard Matzkin


Contact Alice and Richard at TheMatzkins@gmail.com

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Banner photo by: Fred Zeller / Smaller photo of Alice and Richard by: Donna Granata, Focus on the Masters, Series 2009