Ventana Fine Art - Art Galleries Santa Fe NM - Contemporary Artist

A Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

Ventana Fine Art is located in the historical red brick schoolhouse on Santa Fe's famous Canyon Road. For 35 years, Ventana has enjoyed the reputation as one of the Southwest's premier exhibition spaces, showcasing the best in contemporary American painting and sculpture. Our comfortable sun-filled gallery opens to two inviting, beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens, and visitors are welcomed seven days a week.

Jean Richardson


Jean Richardson's paintings are a kaleidoscope of raw power, movement, and fractured form and color.  Her canvases almost seem a head-on collision between the ancient cave paintings of Lascaux and twentieth century modernism.  Horses prance, stomp, run and leap across a Richardson painting.  Lines are not drawn, but manifested by fluid ridges of pigment left in the wake of a liberally and deftly implemented palette knife.  Her surfaces are pure paint and spring from a completely spiritual and personal source.

Jean's painting style might best be described as "severe elegance".  Muted earth tones bump into fields of vibrant, joyful washes; graceful, sinuous motion fuses lyrically with passages of erratic, anxious energy.  Never sweet or "pretty",  Jean's creations are always uncompromisingly, ethereally beautiful.

Jean was born in Hollis, Oklahoma.  She earned her BFA degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and continued study with the Art Students League in New York.  Jean is credited in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. Her work has been exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Minnesota Museum of Art, the Gilcrease Museum and the Philbrook Museum, both in Oklahoma.

Ventana Fine Art    I    400 Canyon Road    I    Santa Fe, NM    I    87501    I    1-800-746-8815      

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