“Blossoms for the Bride”
Pastel on Panel
16 x 11 in.
Framed: H 23.5” x W 18.5”

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Description: Summer In my garden brings the most delightful experiences and Pride of Barbados is one the most spectacular flowering plants that can be viewed from my solarium. Its flowers are vibrant yellow, orange, and fiery red. I knew there must be an enchanting way to combine this most spectacular flora and my beloved niece and model, Shasta Chez’, who had just recently renewed her vows. These two exquisite subjects intertwined into the painting, “Blossoms for the Bride”.
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:
IN3 Group Exhibition, Jadite Gallery, New York, NY which opened September 16. Paintings exhibited were “A Quiet Moment”, “Adoration”, and “Blossoms for the Bride”. “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.  “Once a Queen – Twice Exiled”, verdaccio underpainting with color glazes exhibits in Paris in March of 2015. 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.
D.K. Richardson | 830-928-3393 | [email protected] | www.dkrichardson-artist.com

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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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