Contemporary artist Sara Richardson
Sara Richardson is a multi disciplinary artist whose expressive artistic style is a combination of delicate techniques with bold, gestural medium handling. The American painter and draftwomans fresh perception of nature, thrives in the contemporary world defined through color, line, and her personal style.

“I feel fortunate to have lived and worked all over the place and seen/breathed-in/felt so much. It feels great to be in my studio 100% — it’s where I am meant to be.”

Making art is like a poetic form of liberation. Profound and full of discovery where I am free to engage in the process of painting with a thoughtful purposeful hand.

Cerebral paired with romantic elements. Intent. Gentle upheaval, imaginary textured patterns and a dash of quirky humor. These conflicting elements begin to reform meanings and plots in the unfolding drama of found spaces – defined through color, canvas and imprint.



  • Master in Fine Art, Painting and Drawing, UW
  • Bachelor in Fine Art, KU
  • Summer Programs, Painting and Sculpture, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL


  • Springfield Art Museum – cash award
  • Seniors Making Art A Dale Chihuly nonprofit organization – mini grant teaching experience
  • Bellevue Arts Museum – honorable mention
  • University of Washington – tuition grant awards, TA grant
  • University of Kansas – honors exhibitions grant awards
  • University of Kansas – purchase award – first (ever) painting purchase for the university’s permanent collection

Gallery & Organization Affiliations

  • Galerie Elektra – Sausalito, CA
  • Art Works, Inc. – Richmond, VA
  • Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center – VA
  • Saatchi Art, The Artling, Rise Art

Known Corporate & Design Projects

  • AC Hotel, San Antonio
  • Marriott Spring Hill Suites, Atlanta
  • Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad

Selected Exhibitions

  • Galerie Elektra – Bay Area – ongoing
  • September All Media 2023, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • May All Media 2023, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • April All Media 2023, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • Dark Art ’22, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • 2016-2022 Saatchi Art – Curated Collections
  • 2020-2022 The Artling – Curated Collections
  • 2017-2022 Artfinder – Curated Collections
  • Williamsburg Contemporary Art, VA – Juried Exhibition
  • Stryker Center, VA – Group Show
  • Gallerique Chicago Curated Marine Collection
  • Bella Arts, CO – Solo Artist
  • Brokers Building, CA – Group Show
  • 222 Gallery, CA – Juried Exhibition
  • Springfield Art Museum – Juried Exhibition
  • Bellevue Arts Museum – Juried Exhibition
  • University of Washington – MFA Show
  • Various Juried Exhibitions, Kansas City
  • Β KU Honors Award Exhibitions