About the Artist
Cindy Packard Richmond is a pastel and oil painter. She is a resident artist at the Torpedo Factory Artist Association in Alexandria, Virginia.
Cindy Packard Richmond won the Joan Gehl award for representational excellence at the Pastel Society of America's 2001 show. "Merlot on the Bounty" was featured in the Pastel Masters feature of the February/March 2004 issue of International Artist. "Plum Perfect" was the second prize winner in the October/November 2005 International Artist magazine Still Life Competition. An article, Designing a Visual Feast, appears in the August/September 2006 International Artist Magazine. It features 12 paintings, including a step-by-step demonstration.
Ms. Richmond is a published novelist and food writer. Though she no longer writes for a living, she is still captivated by "bulbous shapes: the sweeping curves, tightening spirals, rounded edges, and plump and corpulent essence of food." Her subjects are varied, from rusted watering cans to battered rowboats, but her taste for the odd and quirky remains. The artist sees her subjects in terms of abstract shapes and negative spaces. Although the final product is realistic, the abstract element is strongly present.
She is located in Studio 3 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Upcoming Solo Show: Jarrett Thor Gallery, Colonial Beach,Va in June
Notecards and envelopes with her images are available, $5 each plus shipping. Each card is 5 x 7 and enclosed in a clear envelope. If interested, they should contact Cindy at email@example.com .
Visit Cindy Packard Richmond's virtual artist Facebook page.
Read her blog, Bear With Me.
Cindy Packard Richmond, 4314 Wakefield Drive, Annandale, Virginia 22003. (703-503-5234)
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