Steffie Richards

Steffie Richards

Bio
Finishing my MA in Fine Art in 2010 my work was
exploring 3 dimensional painting. I have, since graduating,
exhibited widely and worked within educational and
community arts settings, finding this a rewarding avenue
in which to use my accumulative skills and hopefully
pass this investigative appetite to young people. As the
financial crisis continues however, and funding provision
for Arts projects rapidly diminish, my resolve is simply to
welcome this expanse of time to wholeheartedly explore
my practice more deeply and research my ideas for a new
work.

Statement
Blue Mind – My work explores the transience of
experiential moments of collusions with water. I cannot
explain them, but through painting, I hope to begin to
understand them. For this exhibition it explores my
untamed desire to plunge into and be enveloped by water
whenever it is nearby; sea, pond, lake, river or stream – it
all draws me. I want to swim in it all. I constantly question
what’s beneath it – what mysteries it holds – But I am not
afraid of it – I respect it: I wonder how islands sit within
it and wonder sometimes how it would be if they could
simply cast off and drift away even when I know they are
deep and fixed within its depths.