LUCIAN RICHARDS is a native of California. For many years he worked in various media, including photography, art glass, woodworking, and acrylics. After working in dimensional wall art, he is now concentrating on acrylics on canvas. Color and texture are very important in the overall theme and direction each piece takes.
Lucian lives in Round Rock/Austin, Texas with his wife Melanie, a musician, after spending over five years in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he was a member of the Flagstaff Artists' Coalition and an exhibiting member of the Artists' Gallery. He has sold artwork throughout the country and exhibits in several local galleries.
Lucian has been represented in Textures Gallery at ArtSpace, Scottsdale, AZ, by Joe Wilcox Fine Arts Gallery, Sedona, AZ, and presently by Art for the People, Austin, TX, Sofi's, Salado, TX, and Artisans Connection, Georgetown, TX. He also regularly participates in local and regional art shows and exhibitions.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT: "There is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it" (Albert Camus). These words sum up why I work as an artist. I love color and design, the endless possibilities for interpretation and the need to share my vision and joy in creating art. Inspiration for working in this medium comes from many styles of the early 20th century, Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, Art Deco, as well as photographing nature in its symmetry and color. In creating art, I wish to bring to life visions of color and form that will inspire those who experience it.