The RichAnt born Antwanyce Richardson is a visual artist whose been painting and creating art since she was a child.
A self taught artist, often described as a Renaissance woman RichAnt creates using acrylic paints on any medium from canvas, tile or plexi glass to clay pendants.
RichAnt is also a loving mother of two children.
She currently resides and works as a hairstylist in Maryland.
Why women??? Why naked???
At first I started my art journey experimenting with eclectic backgrounds and
landscapes that made my paintings come to life.
However with appreciation for fine detail and beauty my inclinations toward nature and
the female spirit began to merge. I am trying to fully encompass the elegance, strengths, and vulnerabilities of both femininity and nature.
My work is alluring and has a hint of whimsy. It delves into the fascination of women, in both our conscious and subconscious ideals of the female role in society. Often times black women are depicted as this hyper sexualized video vixen.
I am constantly trying to submerse myself in the subject matter that is ingrained and full of culture, strength and power. Removing the material possessions shows her strength comes from the natural beauty of the skin she is in. My work is infused with a variety of cultural, environmental, sociological, dreamscapes and sometimes slight political references. My influences serve as an amalgamation bringing my world and the dream world to life through deliberate references and reverent imagery, with the finished work deriving strength and beauty from the the strong women who raised me. My playfulness in my brush stroke is a constant struggle with the reality
and dreamland itself.
Is a drawing that came to me while thinking about a painting I did called 'Flesh of my flesh'. Also thinking about how sin was born. I will delve a little deeper after I create the painting.
~ 8/2009 Impressions Live live painting/ group show
Silver Spring, MD
~ 5/2010 The Loft live painting/ show
~ 6/2010 Indulj Restaurant & lounge live painting/ show
~ 7/2010 Artscape Gallery group show
Silver Spring, MD
~ 8/2010 Impressions Live live painting/group show
Silver spring, MD
~ 9/2010 Liv Nightclub live painting/ solo show
~ 1/2011 Artistic Visions Gallery/Huntington Community Center Solo show
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