Charlotte artist Dillard Richardson discusses his Coastal Art in artGuide Magazine
Dillard Richardson trained at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and later at the University Of The Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Painting. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections and has been seen in several juried exhibitions, including the North Carolina Artists Exhibition.
His painting includes landscape, portraiture, and interiors of cafes and venues depicting live music. He is himself an experienced musician.
He is influenced by primarily realist painting, especially Impressionism and the works of Claude Monet, and the Barbizon School of painting. His style has developed from years of studio painting and plein-air sketching into an improvised, modernist expression of imagery charged with atmospheric times of day.
Dillard is a longtime resident of Charlotte, North Carolina and makes his home here with his wife and two children. When not painting or spending time with his family, he is a wine consultant at Bond Street Wines in Charlotte, and holds the Advanced Level 3 WSET Wine Certification from Johnson and Wales University.
“I hope to convey in my work a sense of peacefulness and gratitude for life.” Currently seeking gallery representation.
Dillard Richardson, artist.