Photo by Lindsey Van Roy

MICHELLE RICHESON
REPRESENTATIONAL PAINTER

Exploring is what pulls me forward. Each day - whether in my studio or
wandering the world - my joy is uncovering something new. I want to
see something unexpected, dig more deeply into it and then discover a fresh way of
conveying what I observe to other people. When I am able to do this - when
I can show how light dances and fractures and changes things.....
then I am transported, away from the mundane and the painful, and into
the transcendent and beautiful.

If through my painting, I am able to communicate even the tiniest bit of
what I experience in this deep and wondrous process, then my job is complete,
and I am happy.