Festival of the Arts

Joy Richardson

Featured Festival Artist


Joy Richardson’s inspiration for the 2018 Festival of the Arts’ painting “Present” is the colorful awakening of Spring.

“When approached by the 2018 C0-Chairs, Molly McBride and Paul Tyler to be the Festival artist, I found their enthusiasm for color and excitement contagious! They saw Spring as awakening to reds, yellows, blues, and greens.  Taking these primary colors and running with the delight of them readily translated onto my canvas.

Though no defined objects are represented, I hope viewers come away happy and uplifted by the color blasts.  Festival of the Arts is all about freshness and color – and new undiscovered artistic adventures”