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. 

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Art Demo: Paint Layering

October 2020

Join me as I take you through a short video demonstration of my artistic process and paint layering techniques.

Studio News

April 2021

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.  

 

 

May 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.

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August 2021

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.

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August 2022

The City of Fairfax, Virginia provided me a grant to provide a live art demonstration for the Fairfax Art League.

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September 2022

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.

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