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April 2017

Portrait Society of America Annual Conference


D.K.Richardson at the 2017 Art of the Portrait  Conference spacer Texas Members of the Portrait Society of America

D.K. RichardsonTexas Members of the Portrait Society of America

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March/April 2017

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December 2016



November 2016

Keller, Texas Art Exhibition

And Demonstration with members of the Texas Portrait Society of America

Model: Larry Sekula, husband of Gaye Sekula, Texas Ambassador - Portrait Society of America



art journey ANIMALS

International 2016 ARC Salon



"Carlotta, Girl with a Pearl Earring" is honored to be one of many beautiful paintings in the

December 2016 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur, Today's Masters,

'The Enduring Appeal of Youth' by Max Gillies, page 76.



May 22, 2015


International 2014/2015 ARC Salon selects "Morning Prayer"
by D.K. Richardson as a
Finalist, Figurative Category.


This is one of the most prestigious organizations in the world promoting Realist Art.
See work by some of the leading realist painters of our time at


2014-2015 ARC International Finalist, "Morning Prayer" by D.K. Richardson


January 19, 2015


VETTA HOMES openning party at Kathryn Goodnite Fine Art Gallery


November 2014

IN3 Art Worldwide awards D.K. Richardson
the International Arts Apprentice I ® designation.


September 29, 21014

Kathryn Goodnite Fine Art Gallery Opening

D.K. Richardson (left) with Diana Moya, Director of IN3 Art Worldwide (right).

May 24, 2014

"Dawson on the Train to Grapevine" and "Woman with a Tangerine"
by D.K. Richardson are selected as

Finalists, Figurative Catagory, in the International 2013/2014 ARC Salon.

See work by some of the leading realist painters of our time at

International 2013/2014 ARC Salon winners are listed there.





May 14, 2014
Austin, Texas


"The Babylonian Woman" accepted for the IN3 Art Worldwide European Tour.

Exhibition dates and locations:

Stockholm,Sweden - Galleri Bellman, opening July 11th

Kaunas, Lithuania, Museum of Music, opening August 1st

Bucharest, Romania, Museum of Art, opening August 17th

Verdaccio Babylonian Woman by D.K.Richardson'

"The Babylonian Woman" by D.K. Richardson

Verdaccio Underpainting with Color Glazes
Oil on Linen laid on panel

April 27, 2014
Washington, D.C.


Honorable Mention: Portfolio Competition

Portrait Society of America's International Art of the Portrait Conference 2014






Oct 31, 2013
Raleigh, NC

World of Art Showcase Raleigh 2013

Oct 31st was the Preview and Masquerade Ball for the World of Art Showcase. Richardson was one of 70 artists exhibiting work.

A special "Thank you" to David and Ira Goldstien for their love of art and artists.

World of Art Showcase  2013 - D.K. Richardson Exhibits  art work


D.K. Richardson attends the Masquerade Opening Night — World of Art Showcase, Raleigh, N.C.




March 27, 2013
Austin, Texas



"Dawson on the Train to Grapevine" by D.K. Richardson was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by The Portrait Society of America at The Art of the Portrait Conference Banquet in Atlanta, Georgia on April 27, 2013.


"Dawson on the Train to Grapevine"
by D.K. Richardson
Oil on Linen 36 x 20.75

D.K. Richardson (far left) receives the Certificate of Excellence for
"Dawson on the Train to Grapevine".

March 17, 2013
Austin, Texas


"Evening Prayer" by D.K. Richardson wins top honor "Best of Show"
at the 2013 Austin Pastel Society's Juried Members Only Exhibition
Sunday at the Corridor of Art.

"Evening Prayer" by D.K. Richardson
Pastel 18x13.5



February 9, 2012

Breckenridge Texas

D.K. Richardson will donate a portrait to be commissioned benefiting the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center.


"The Dancer's New Ribbons", Pastel 12 x 9, sold , East Gallery,
Breckenridge Fine Arts Center where Richardson's work exhibited in September of 2012



December 20-22, 2012
Las Vegas

World of Art Showcase

D.K. Richardson at the World of Art Showcase - Wynn Hotel Las Vegas

D.K. Richardson selected to exhibit in what is being touted as "The most amazing Art Show in over 150 years"
at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

Over 100 Modern Masters will attend and exhibit original works of art. World renowned artists, Nelson Shanks,
Daniel Greene, Cesar Santos, and Wolfgang Widmoser are just a few whose work you may know.


September 2012

27th Annual Bosque Art Classic

Finalist: "Sittin' on the Fence" on exhibition thru September 30th, 2012

Pastel 40 x 24
by D.K. Richardson


Painting of Cowboy "Sittin' on the Fence" by D.K. Richardson


Richardson attends Artists' Reception at the Bosque Art Center, Clifton, TX

2012 ARC Salon Finalist
- Figurative Category
"Sittin' on the Fence"

Quoted from Wikipedia:

"The Art Renewal Center (ARC) was founded in 2000 by a group of artists, art collectors, historians, and enthusiasts, and is chaired by Fred Ross. It is a visual arts organization which advocates the rejection of Modernism and the current art establishment, in favor of what it defines as the previously established "standards of craftsmanship and excellence". The ARC sees the acquisition of academic skills as being essential for the art of the future.[8] It operates primarily through a web site sponsored by Fred Ross, a millionaire New Jersey businessman and art collector, who is a strong campaigner for its ideas.[1]"


Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 ARC Salon catalogue, pg. 52.

2012 ARC Salon Finalist "Sittin' on the Fence"

Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 ARC Salon catalogue, pg. 52.

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March 25, 2012

Austin Pastel Society 2012 Annual Juried Member Exhibition
"Child's Sonata" wins 1st place in Still Life and People's Choice Awards.

Child's Sonata by D.K. Richardson
Pastel 24 x 18
Richardson receives awards from Austin Pastel Society President, Britta Herzog

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Strokes of Genius 4: Exploring Line

"Brodie" to be published in Strokes of Genius 4 The Best of Drawing by Rachel Rubin along with over 100 other contemporary Master Artists' work.

Pastel 11 x 14 by D.K. Richardson


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May 6, 2012

Richardson will be demonstrating for the Pastel Society of the Southwest in Dallas, Texas.

Pastel Society of the Southwest

Meeting Time: 3:00 pm to - 5:00 pm Stacy Furniture Community Room on the third floor of the Stacy Furniture Building. 1900 South Main St., Grapevine, Texas 76051 PH: 817-424-8500.


May 3, 2012

Richardson, Moya, and Barrios exhibit in Dallas - Reception May 3rd 6:00 pm


crossroads for 3 solos exhibition in Dallas

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April 2012

Portrait Unveiling held at the Milan Gallery - Ft. Worth, Texas

Portraits of the Schniederjan children were unveiled at the Milan Gallery on April 6th.


D.K. Richardson - Portraits of 4 children

Click image below to see video of the event.

Portrait Unveiling - Milan Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX



Tricia Schniederjan (below right) poses with the portraits of her four children painted by artist, D.K. Richardson (left).


Tal Milan (below left) and D.K. Richardson at the Schniederjan Unveiling Party in front of D.K.'s work hanging at Milan Gallery in Ft. Worth, TX.


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2012 Milan Gallery - Ft. Worth

D.K. Richardson "Artist in the Window" with renowned impressionist artist, Rome Milan.

Rome Milan and D.K. Richardson painting in Milan Gallery window

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January 2012

Portrait Demonstration hosted by the Creative Arts Club of Abilene, Texas

D.K. Richardson demonstrated her portrait techniques for the Creative Arts Club in Abilene, Texas on January 14th
which followed the portrait workshop she taught the two days previous.

Formed in 1933, the Creative Arts Club hosts various workshops from master painters throughout the year. The Club has promoted the Visual Arts in Abilene for 76 years. Artists ranging from hobbyists to professionals travel from surrounding areas to learn, exhibit, and share ideas because of their passion for art.

Creative Arts Club hosts Portrait Workshop by D.K. Richardson

"It is always exciting to hear that your workshop attendees are learning concepts they have never been exposed to." stated Richardson.

One of the attendees, Carolyn Hollingshead - President of the Club, who had never done a portrait or worked in pastels said, "I am so proud of my painting. I truly enjoyed the workshop. You made learning to draw a face easier than I had expected. You are a very good teacher and you gave such interesting information and great tips on how to correct areas."

Workshop attendee Margaret Davis stated, "Virginia said she can't wait to get started on more portraits after your workshop. I think everyone found it immensely beneficial, and we all had a good time."

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To schedule a Demonstration or Workshop call 830-928-3393
or email

April 30, 2011

Hunting Art Prize Competition

D. K. Richardson was one of thirteen Austin artists named as a Finalist in the 2011 Hunting Art Prize Competition for her work,
"Camisa Blanca de Nigel" (Nigel's white shirt).

The $50,000 Hunting Art Prize is one of the largest annual awards in North America for painting and drawing. The prize, open to any Texas artist over the age of 18, is given by Hunting PLC, a Houston-based energy services provider. Each artist is allowed to enter only one work of art.



"Camisa Blanca de Nigel" by D.K. Richardson

Pastel 10 x 20



D.K. Richardson attends the Hunting Art Prize Gala in Houston, TX.


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February 9th, 2011

Blossom II ~ Art of Flowers Exhibition Finalist

Exhibition premiered at the Artist’s Reception Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida


Painting "Blossoms for the Bride" by D.K. RichardsonD.K. Richarson with her painting "Blossoms for the Bride" -  Naples Museum of Art


‘Blossoms for the Bride’ by D.K. Richardson D.K. Richardson attends the Artists' Reception
Pastel 16x11 at the Naples Museum of Art




Reflections from the Artist: Summer in my garden brings the most delightful experiences and Pride of Barbados is one of the most spectacular flowering plants that can be viewed from my solarium. Its flowers are vibrant yellow, orange, and fiery red. I knew there must be an enchanting way to combine this most spectacular flora and my beloved niece and model, Shasta Chez’ who had just recently renewed her vows. These two exquisite subjects intertwined into the painting, ‘Blossoms for the Bride’.

Virtual Exhibition
The Exhibition tours a number of venues including the following:


Jan 18 – Feb 29, 2012
Art Center Manatee
Bradenton, FL

Mar 19 - May 12, 2012
Greenacres Arts Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jun 10 – Jul 22, 2012
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Port Arthur, TX

Nov 5 - Dec 31
Garfield Park Conservatory
Chicago, I L

Apr 30 – Jun 26, 2011
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, AZ

Jul 12 – Oct 16, 2011
R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Shreveport, LA

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D.K. Richardson invited as Master Pastelest to Exhibit in Two Art Exhibitions in France

Richardson is one of only eight Texas artists invited by the Societies des Pastellistes de France as a special guest to represent the United States in the 2010 10th Festival International du Pastel de a ville de Feytiat and the 2e Congrès Européen des Pastellistes in Saint Florent le Vieil.

The Festival International du Pastelis the most prestigious European show with nearly 20,000 visitors per year. This year the festival will be open from 03 July to 05 September in the space Georges Brassens Feytiat.

Over 15,000 visitors attended the 1st European Congress and numbers are expected to increase this year. The exhibition will hang in the Abbey of St. Florent de Vieil with 200 works of art. Artists from France, Poland, Russia, Italy, and Texas - USA.

St Florent le Vieil, France Learn more about St Florent le Vieil (the old).

10th Festival International du Pastel
Learn more about Feytiat, France

photo Diana Moya DK Richardson

Leading the Delegation is Master Pastelest Diana Moya of Frisco, Texas (Diana Moya on left with D.K. Richardson).Diana is passionate about her work and is visionary in creating and expanding awareness of the Arts.

Master Pastelests of Texas also exhibiting:

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A Summer of Master Pastel Works in France

Richardson will be exhibiting four pastel paintings this summer stating, "It is a great honor to be invited to exhibit with Master Pastel Artists from all over the world at the 2e Congrès Européen des Pastellistes in St Florent le Vieil, and at the Festival International du Pastel in Feytiat.

Portrait Rand painting silk merchant Portrait Nigel Painting Enough Flour

As a young girl, I dreamed of studying art in Paris, but as often happens, life took me on a different path and my art studies were conducted at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Now, as a professional artist, I will be meeting the people of France and experiencing their wonderful culture and beautiful art first hand."

About Pastel

"There is nothing more tactile than pulling a soft pastel over a rough surface. The colors are so rich and the textures so varied. I love its versatility and luminosity. It is like no other medium for creating art." ~ D.K. Richardson


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artist biograpy artist membership

D.K. Richardson has been a dedicated artist for over 46 years And although realism has been her focus, the true challenge of her craft is capturing the essence of character, beyond photography, the true identity.

For over 3.7 million years humans have portrayed their story on cave walls, papyrus, linen, and silk in their fundamental need to leave their legacy for a measure of historical eternity.

Influenced by masters of their craft, such as Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Rubens, and Vermeer, Richardson continually strives to obtain a higher level of proficiency in portraiture.

Dabbling in impressionism and non-representational works, she always returned to her love of realism. Her work is a hybrid of contemporary and classical portraiture.


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