There and back again…
Born and raised in New Hampshire, I spent the last 19 years living on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. I found the vibrant colors and dramatic creatures of Bonaire to be inspirational. The brilliant Caribbean light bouncing off the intense Bonaire colors – mustard yellow houses, neon green iguanas, turquoise water, coral pink flamingos, the incredible purples of the salt pans against the white mountains of salt.
Now I am living in New Hampshire and back to the changing of the seasons; the rich colors of fall, deep snow and long nights of winter, the burst of life in spring, and the deep lethargic hazy afternoons of summer. Just as I brought a bit of New Hampshire to Bonaire (imagine rolling out Christmas cookies in 90-degree heat), now I will bring a bit of Bonaire back with me. There I found my voice, my passion for painting nature portraits, a close-up view of animals, birds, flowers, and shells. Now I am looking for the voice that called me home in the small towns, stone walls, ever present granite, vistas with ponds, lakes and rivers around every bend.
Original art and limited edition prints can be purchased at www.CaribbeanArt.com
I have just started adding my images to www.cafepress.com/richterart where you can purchase all sorts of mugs, Tshirts, bags, magnets, and stickers. So if you feel the need for a flamingo, parrot, or donkey mug, this is the place to go. I have about 6 images so far, but plan on adding many more in the next few weeks.