Artist's Statement

Having suffered a massive stroke in 2011 my work explores my unique relationship with the world and how I am connected to it; looking at the tough yet fragile nature of the universe in all its beauty. I am particularly drawn to dramatic landscapes, trees, flowers and human faces. I aim to strip back my images of unnecessary complications, exposing the beauty within nature.



Artist's CV

  • June 1998 – Graduated with 2.1 BA (hons) Fine Art University of Plymouth.
  • January 2000 – March 2011 – Extensive career in Fashion Visual Merchandising.
  • February 2013 – Donna Richardson via Richardson Contemporary Art opened a dedicated Facebook page to share work and receive feedback.
  • April 2013 - Awarded a Commission by Full Circle Arts, an award of £1000 to complete six digital landscapes. (link)
  • September 2013 - Invited to take part in the Bristol Art Prize painting competition and exhibit two works one of which was sold to a private collector. (link)
  • October 2013 Invited to submit two digital paintings to the RWA Open Exhibition.
  • December 2013 – Accepted as an Artist onto Artists in Devon online gallery. (link)
  • April 2014 – Accepted as an Artist onto Artgallery.co.uk. (link)
  • June 2014 – Exhibited 5 Artworks at Exeter Contemporary Arts Hub Midsummer Nights Dream group exhibition.
  • July 2014 – Exhibited 7 Artworks at The Artizan Gallery Torquay Summer Breeze group exhibition.
  • August 2014 – Won the Exeter Pitch Perfect Christmas Market Competition.
  • September 2014 – Exhibited 2 Artworks at The Artizan Gallery Torquay End of Summer Exhibition.
  • July 2015 - Took part in the Exeter Craft Festival.
  • September 2015 - Started Photography Masters Degree at Plymouth University.

(C) Donna Richardson 2014