In this series of work I am experimenting with creating a believable landscape while pushing the color as far from nature as I can. I have created a system that uses darkroom photography, collage, drawing , and now computers to further distance myself from local colors. I like the idea that the way we see colors is an individual experience. I am training my eye to see in “hyper-color”. Rather than making a landscape focusing on value (lights and darks) I make pieces that recreate a hypnotic encounter with color.
A native of Sewanee, Tennessee, Richardson holds a B.F.A. and a M.A.T. from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She spent a year at the Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix-en-Provence France. The school focuses on perception and the theories of Cezanne, whose studio was a few meters from the school. The Vermont Studio Center awarded her a scholarship for a month long residency. She has also studied the landscape at the Art Student's League in NYC, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the New York Studio School of Painting and Drawing. She lives and works in Savannah, Georgia.