David E. Richardson, a recently retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, is an artist who is known for his abstract style and use of vibrant colors and large geometric forms. While his paintings have hints of military inspiration and symbolism, he has said, “I want to create something beautiful. To me, there are enough disturbing and ironic things in life.”
From Waterford, Michigan, Richardson was taught to draw and paint at an early age by his mother, an artist and teacher. Richardson studied biology and art while attending Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. Although his primary medium is oil, he also works in acrylic and metal. His latest works, the Shotgun Paintings, on view as part of this exhibition, are derived from his war experience.