Bob Richardson, an American figurative artist, born 1946, raised in New Jersey, found home in Santa Fe New Mexico where he’s lived since the late sixties.
Richardson is a self taught artist. He acknowledges that school was a place heran from. His formal art education includes the Art Student’s League during high school, several studio classes at Bard College and much later classes with local Santa Fe artists. Those opportunities provided Richardson a window to what could be possible.
Initially an abstract painter, the more time spent at the easel, the more commonality he felt with figurative artists. Slowly transitioning, leaving an element of abstraction in his work, his paintings reflect his insights into people and his ability to place those visions on to canvas. “When I paint", he says, "I work to capture an unrehearsed moment of someone’s life … a snap shot in time frozen with no context”.