Kim T. Richards
South Riding, VA
Artist Kim T. Richards adds a contemporary twist to the traditional themes of landscape and still life through her use of color and textural paint application. Best known for her close up portraits of flowers, Kim’s intimate paintings invite the viewer in for a closer look.
Primarily painting outdoors or from flowers in the studio, Kim’s paintings capture a sense of calm, spotlighting the beauty that we glance at but seldom take the time to examine closely. The act of painting is a form of moving meditation, creating a deep sense of peace in Kim that she hopes to extend to the viewer. “Our modern lives have become so busy, we hardly have an opportunity to give more than a passing glance to the beauty that surrounds us.”
Some of Kim’s favorite subjects are those of fleeting duration in our area like the blooming of the cherry trees or peonies. By capturing these brief moments of peak bloom, Kim hopes to inspire in the viewer a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around us.