Sally Richards is a Philadelphia-based painter, printmaker and multi-media artist.
She holds a BA in Mathematics and Art from Bucknell University and an MBA from Harvard University. Following a successful career in the technology industry and management consulting, she completed the Certificate Program at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in December 2019. She has an active studio practice located in the southwest Philadelphia suburbs.
Her current work explores the “nature of place”- the essence, the energy and the spirit we feel when we experience our physical world in an intimate and moving way. It means to capture the moment of connection in an effort to please, surprise, give rise to innocent memories and fresh impressions.
The places in her paintings and works on paper are imaginary, relational or abstract expressions derived from observation, memory and plein air photographs. Combining technology and traditional artistic methods in new ways she allows for an immediate emotional connection so that the viewers may find something of themselves in her work. Her use of color, form, structure and movement conveys light, love and spirit to cause elevation and freedom in mood and thought, if even for a moment.
Her work has been exhibited in many juried shows over the last several years. She is the winner of three PAFA Spring Prizes-The Plastic Club Award (2016/painting) and the two-time winner of the James N L Sentz Book Award (2018, 2019).
She lives in Media, PA, with her husband, Frans, and four-legged companions Buddy, Sam, Eva and Remy, the orange cat.