Bess Rodriguez Richard

Artist Statement

At two year’s of age, I began to draw...in color. Perhaps due to the intense colors I observed while living in Mexico City as a child, I love to create vibrant paintings. I have been told by some who have viewed my paintings that they would like to step into them and live there. The impulse to create something pleasing or intriguing that captures one’s eye coupled with a fascination with color has grown in me. To tell a story, to create a mood or to evoke, transport...to communicate with kindred spirits...this fuels my creative process.
Education
BFA (Painting), George Washington University.
M.A. (Art History), GWU
Additional studies at Princeton Arts Council, Corcoran School of Art, Yellow
Barn (Glen Echo, Maryland), Cleveland Institute of Art
Reach
My paintings have received numerous awards and have been in juried shows across the Mid-Atlantic and midwestern states. I have shown my work at University Hospitals’ Humphrey Atrium gallery, The Beck Center for the Arts (Lakewood), The Heights’ Art Center, The Artist Archives of the Western Reserve (Cleveland), the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Weinberger gallery, The Ratner Museum (Bethesda, Maryland), Georgetown University’s Medical Center and the Bonfoey gallery. And I am delighted to be an Archived Artist of the Western Reserve!