RichAnt is the artistic outlet for Antwanyce Richardson, a self-taught painter. In celebration of Black History Month, RichAnt is part of a three woman art show at the Artistic Visions Gallery in the Huntington Community Center. The opening reception is Saturday, February 18th, from 7-9pm. Go check out her work there!
When did you start painting and what is your inspiration?
Believe it or not I just started painting in 2008 as a way to organically deal with some very troubling times I was going through. My inspiration comes from all things beautiful, fashion, make up, nature, life… even when Life isn’t going so good there is underlining beauty I find poetic. I paint mostly figurative women in my work because I love being a woman and feminine yet very much independent.
How has selling at FSM helped you build your business?
FSM has been very helpful in building my business. I have sold more than half my original art inventory. In turn those collectors have contacted me about doing commissioned pieces. They have even referred me to their family and friends.
What are your plans for your business and art?
My plans are to become an artist who has fans and collectors around the globe. I’d like to become featured in art mags like Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose to name a few. I also want to start to license some of my art as well and teach a few workshops. Mainly I just want to earn a decent honest living if I so choose too just a visual artist.
What are some things FSM may not not know about you?
I have two teenage children: a daughter in her senior year and a son in his freshman year. I am a part-time hair stylist that specializes in hair color and weave extentions. I read cookbooks like novels. I’m a Libra and my favorite color is purple (actually it’s an obsession). I try to buy and or grow all organic when possible but I love McDonald’s filet of fish and french fries!
Thanks, Antwanyce! We look forward to seeing your new work on display at FSM this spring!