In more than 40 years painting horses as metaphors for movement, strength, and intelligence, Jean Richardson has enjoyed immense success with every segment of the art-loving world. Richardson's expressive, abstract compositions radiate energy in motion, with winning color harmonies, exquisite textural variation, and an optimal visual distillation of equine essence. Richardson grew up in a cultural environment that fully appreciates the continuing importance of horses in human history and the present. Her collectors include people who have little direct experience with horses, but who feel the same wonder the artist feels in capturing all the power, speed, and kinetic grace of horses on canvas. Meet the artist at her opening reception on Friday, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.