About the Artist
My paintings are abstracted interiors rendered in strong colors and layered textures. I like to work large and let my brushwork express my energy and my “quick take” on what I see.
The subjects I paint are all around me, from my home in Old Town Alexandria to the interiors of friends and family. All it takes to inspire me is a nook or cranny of a room, my paint box or my view from a window.
Accuracy is not a concern for me, but fresh application and spontaneous gesture are. I paint in acrylics so it is possible to layer and juxtapose colors quickly one over another.
Painting is my passion, but not my past profession. My years working as a lawyer for the federal government meant that painting was my side gig, but I have always been consumed by art. My mother is a well-known American artist and I grew up with the “life.” I now paint full-time in my studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town, Alexandria.
My art world heroes are Matisse, Cezanne, Vuillard and, of course, my mother, Jean Richardson.
Art Demo: Paint Layering
Join me as I take you through a short video demonstration of my artistic process and paint layering techniques.
Living in Spring (48 x 48 acrylic on canvas), pictured at right, was awarded "Best in Show" at the Grey Cube Gallery online "Colors 2021" Exhibition in April 2021.
Fuchsia chair and flowers (36 x 48 acrylic on canvas), part of my Spring Series received an Honorable Mention in the HelvetaArt Gallery's May 2021 online "Spring" Exhibition.
Dining Al Fresco (48 x 52 Acrylic on canvas), a painting from my Spring Series, won a merit award in the juried "Artist's Choice" Art Exhibition held by the Art Room Gallery Online.
The City of Fairfax, Virginia provided me a grant to provide a live art demonstration for the Fairfax Art League.
The Windsor (18 x 24 Acrylic on canvas 2020), a painting from my Old Town Series, was selected for exhibition at the Glen Echo 51st Annual Labor Day Art Show.