Born and raised in London, England, the youngest child of very creative parents, painting and drawing under their direction until academics got in the way. Always an entrepreneur I have been, in no particular order, a head hunter, fruit and vegetable picker, car washer, dog/cat/horse/bird and squirrel trainer, inventor, golf ball hunter, restauranteur, real estate mogul (not), women's accessory rep and, most successfully, jewelry designer/manufacturer/wholesaler of 'Stick It In Your Ear;. Participated in art workshops over the years but did not jump in with both feet until oil workshops on St.George Island, FL in 2008. I have been a painting fool ever since. Most submissions to the AAC in Atlanta have been accepted, earning 4 honourable mentions along the way. Won Best Emerging Artist at the Quickdraw event during the Plein Air Invitational in 2011.All 3 submissions accepted in the Annual Creative Tallahassee Exhibit 2012 and 2 accepted into Gadsden Annual Exhibition 2012, 3rd place in North Florida Fair, Professional Artist, 2012..Work in private collections all over the US. Merit Award at Spring Into Art annual show at Valdosta Art Center 2013. Tied 3rd place Tallahassee Artists League Annual Exhibit FSU Museum of Fine Art. Honorable Mention Senior Showcase Tallahassee. Invited for FLAUNT plein air paint out event, Thomasville GA Sept, 2013. Honorable Mention North Florida Fair Professional Artist. 3rd place 'On the Go..Transportation' exhibition Dawson County Arts Council. Featured in Art Galleries and Artists of the South, Sept. 2013. First Place, ARTwalk, Apalachicola, FL. March 2014. Solo exhibition of 44 paintings Plantation Ballroom, St. George Island FL, Feb/March 2014. 2nd Place Piney Woods Plein Air Paint out, Thomasville GA April 2014 .Please 'like' my fan page on facebook Susan L Richardson. Thanks for looking!