Architecture provides a series of vertical and horizontal planes that I use to experiment with color.
Color exists in our minds; it is the effect of light bouncing off an object and how the cones in our eyes receive that information. Color is not inherent to an object. To me that indicates a great amount of subjectivity about how we each see color. So when a painting teacher told me I was using the “wrong colors”, I thought, What does that mean? And would it be possible to train my eyes to see color differently over time? For instance if I see the cobalt blue in a fence, how will that change the way I see everything else? Looking at things in this way places the emphasis on the viewer’s participation in interpreting the way things are.
I coat the pieces in resin because it creates the effect of how light works as it travels through a layer of atmosphere and bounces off an object.
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.