David Wesley Richardson

I am a painter, I’ve painted as long as I can remember. My paintings are about people and places I’ve known and imagined.

I’m from California. I was born in a region where the San Joaquin Valley borders the Sierra Nevada.

I learned watercolor painting as a boy, learned to draw in high school at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles, and attended painting classes at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

Landscape is my primary genre. I’ve painted on paper and canvas and wood and rocks.

My work has been shown in galleries and museums in the United States and in Europe. It has been published in national print and online publications.

I’ve had day jobs which enabled time for painting as much as they took time from it. I’ve occasionally taught and learned as much from students as they from me.

Painting is easy, making art is not. Painting is riding a bicycle, making art defies gravity.

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
—John Ruskin