About Amy Richardson
Amy Richardson has been drawing and painting since she can remember. She studied fine art and art education in college and received her BS in art from Texas Art and Industries University (now Texas A&M) in Kingsville, Texas. After teaching art for several years, she did her graduate work in counseling and marriage and family therapy and worked in mental health for over thirty years. Now in retirement, she is devoting all of her efforts to her first love of drawing and painting.
Amy draws inspiration for subject matter from her travels, but mostly from the desert regions in which she grew up and still loves today; the Chihuahuan, Sonoran and Mojave. Additionally, she loves scenes of people in their everyday lives much like one of her heroes, Edward Hopper. Her colorist style is influenced by the work of O’Keeffe, Gauguin, Bonnard and particularly by the French primitive painter, Henri Rousseau.
Amy currently lives in Bakersfield, California, with her musician husband Tim.