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Hidden Messages Nº 32

24.00"W x 18.00"H x 1.5"D

$1,800 (Shipping Included)

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S Richardson

Williamsburg, VA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: statement piece, sara richardson, monotone, moody, expressive landscape art, high contrast, black, black and white, monochrome painting, monochromatic, abstract painting, moody landscape, contemporary seascape, abstract seascape, turner style, bold art, emotional

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 24"W x 18"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2017

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Hidden Messages Nº 32 is part of a large series of abstract land and sea paintings about secrets or messages left in different compositions. This painting is also part of subset 25 piece group of expressive black and white paintings. The series is starkly beautiful with its harsh grace, dense texture, bold strokes and high contrast palette.

Hidden Messages Nº 32:

{+} Is created on heavy weight canvas with oil paint. Hidden Messages Nº 32 will be carefully packaged including a pH neutral barrier to protect the surface. The dimensions are 18h x 24w x 1.5d

{+} Sides of the painting cleaned and painted black so it is not entirely necessary to frame the work if you choose not to. I will contact you after purchase to see if you would like the painting pre-wired or if you are planning on having it framed.

{+} Signed with full signature and date on the back of artwork / little "R" signed on bottom front corner

Growing up in a small mid-western town where art was not essential at the time meant I had a late start compared to some of my colleagues. I wasn’t born with a brush in my hand nor did I start drawing when I was 3. However, I was naturally creative with what I had available to me as a kid and spent tremendous amounts of time outdoors imagining, playing and writing. I realize now looking back, a dynamic imagination is one of the footholds in a strong artistic foundation. The 3rd year in college is where my choices fully opened and I suddenly learned I had a talent for painting. I'd like to be clear how fortunate I am - a lot of life events could have happened that didn't. Some of my personality traits helped propel me through this period in my life. I went from zero to 60 in moments and did it while battling progressive severe ulcerative colitis. I was also given a lot of help for which I am eternally grateful. I graduated with a BFA and honors in painting and was accepted into the MFA program at University of Washington, Seattle. I flourished in the studio environment, grew to treasure the freedom professors granted me and loved the diverse cultural events Seattle offered. There was a point during this time I was becoming terribly ill and thought I would have to drop out of grad-school. I refused. I mean it – I absolutely refused. I took 3 months off, had 3 major surgeries and stubbornly insisted on returning as soon as I could. After grad-school, instead of moving to NYC as expected, I relocated to Los Angeles. I was young (recovering from life-altering surgeries), wanted to experience all kinds of worlds, do the unexpected and get to know something completely different. I continued to paint, show in group exhibitions and consistently sold work in South Hollywood. To fund my studio pursuits and ultimately help support my family, I worked as an interface designer that led to a stellar long term career in web development. I continued to make art, but there was always an element of unrest because of the constant divided attention between a demanding career and time in the studio. In 2012, I made one of the best decisions of my life — to return my entire focus to painting, drawing and photography. I have never been happier.

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