Friday, July 11, 2014

Richardson's artwork gains popularity across the region

'The Man' Placed 2nd in Sarasota Art Show

Nowadays it's not surprising nor unusual to find the artwork of London born Apalachicola Artist Susan L. Richardson on display in exquisite galleries across both the States of Florida and Georgia.

For example!  Today at 5:00pm Richardson will personally be on hand to meet and greet art lovers at an opening reception at the Bowen Center in Dawsonville, Ga, where 30 pieces of her work will hang until July 26th. While over 500 miles away the above painting titled 'The Man' took 2nd place on Wednesday at an exhibition held in Sarasota, FL, which netted the artist a red ribbon and  $1,000 in prize money.

The Sarasota exhibition is part of the 2nd Annual 'Florida Flavor' show held at the 'Art Center Sarasota', the show features the work of artists from across the Sunshine State with more than 200 submissions currently on display until August 15th.  Both Richardson and Apalachicola Artist Lynn Wilson-Spohrer each has three paintings in the show. 

The subject of Richardson's 'The Man' piece is Chris, last name unknown.  Chris was a mechanic from Crawfordville that worked in the Apalachicola area for a while before moving away. The painting previously exhibited at the Gala opening of the 2013 Annual Body of Art sponsored by 1020ART, in Tallahassee. 

Richardson first learned to appreciate the art of drawing and painting in her native country under the tutelage of her father and mother.  Her father was a member of the Royal College of Art and her mother was a draftswoman in London, Enland.

Richardson's fine work has been on display in such places as the Elliott Museum in Stuart, FL, the Turner Center in Valdosta, Ga, the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, the Thomasville Center for the Arts in Thomasville, Ga, the Atlanta Artists Center in Atlanta, Ga and here at home at the Apalachicola Museum of Art located at 96 5th Street. A glimpse of the places where her work has showed and won prizes.