“Morning Prayer”
Pastel on Ampersand Panel
48 x 32 inches
The solitude of evening often gives time for reflection and communing with our Creator. This is the moment in time I sought to capture; a time of contemplation and prayer; a time of thanksgiving, of gratitude for the wonder of the blessings provided.
The light on the model’s face, Shasta Chez’, reflects the glory of God’s essence as He observes and listens to her prayer. The companion piece, “Evening Prayer” is also available.
Exhibitions/Awards for “Morning Prayer”:
         International 2014/2015 ARC Salon Finalist
About the Artist:
Influenced by Masters of their craft: Da Vinci, Moroni, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Rubens; D.K. Richardson endeavors to breathe a feeling of “Life” into her subjects regardless of the medium. She is known for her unique and detailed pastel work. Strong composition, color, and expression hold viewers fascinated with the painting’s life-like appearance.
Recent Achievements:
“Once a Queen – Twice Exiled”, verdaccio underpainting with color glazes, exhibited at the IN3 Members show at the Galerie Artes July 26 – August 4, 2015. “The Shaman”, a pastel painting, recently exhibited in Madrid, Spain. “The Babylonian Woman”, worked with a verdaccio oil underpainting and glazing technique, has exhibited in Texas, Sweden, Lithuania, Romania, Italy, Spain, and France.  Finalist in the 2013/2014, 2012/2013, and 2011/2012 ARC International Salons; Richardson has been honored with two Best of Show winners in the Austin Pastel Society competitions; Certificate of Excellence 2013 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition.
Richardson is an active member of the Portrait Society of America, and IN3 International Artists Incentive. Native to Texas, she resides in Austin.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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