Reid Richardson

A tree is a powerful symbol. It can represent protection and wisdom, personify a human being or teach us about our past. A tree has been used for centuries in many cultures as a symbol of hope and connection with the divine. Its branches outstretch like nurturing arms bearing fruit to give new life. Its roots dig deep within the soil affirming its rich history. We grow as a tree does, planting ourselves firmly in the ground of modern society and evolving with the ever-changing seasons.

Reid Richardson

From: Arizona | Medium: Oil Painting

Through extraordinary visual imagery, Reid Richardson communicates profound visions of hope for the future and nostalgia of his youth. His distinct color palette, subject matter and technique resonate with a growing audience. Having an appetite for self-exploration in a modern world, his intention is to exploit the hidden meaning in the simple beauties of life’s nuances. His brush is attracted to create bold images of poetic skies and surrealistic landscapes. His work has developed over the years into a complex personal vocabulary of imagery that stirs emotion and engages the intellect.

A graduate of Arizona State University’s painting program he now pursues a fulfilling career as a contemporary landscape painter and professional print maker. Currently living and working in Phoenix, Arizona his work has been exhibited in galleries both locally and internationally for over ten years.

A collection of Reid Richardson’s oil paintings are available through our Scottsdale art gallery – The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art in Old Town Scottsdale on Main Street.

Reid Richardson

Artist Statement

“A tree is a powerful symbol. It can represent protection and wisdom, personify a human being or teach us about our past. A tree has been used for centuries in many cultures as a symbol of hope and connection with the divine. Its branches outstretch like nurturing arms bearing fruit to give new life. Its roots dig deep within the soil affirming its rich history. We grow as a tree does, planting ourselves firmly in the ground of modern society and evolving with the ever-changing seasons.  My most recent work focuses on the various metaphors a tree provides. I have combined the abstract nature of cumulus clouds, my favorite subject matter, with the structure of a tree to create a visual mystery.”

Awards

“His work transcends the boundaries of any particular painting style, creating a unique beauty which engages the intellect as well as the emotions of the viewer.”

– Christine Pabst, The Signature Gallery

Collection & Exhibits

Italian Bistro Andiamo
2003 Art in America show, Art One Zurich Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, one of two artists sent to Zurich with the show for the opening
Graduated Magna Cum Lade from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts

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