SoCal Muse is a collection of oil paintings created by California artist Jennifer Richards and inspired by the landscape, vegetation and lifestyle of Southern California. “I love to paint the peaceful, unique and interesting subjects that draw so many of us to Southern California. This region is my muse.”
A native of Northern Virginia, Jennifer Richards took a detour to Fairbanks, Alaska before settling in San Diego County in 1997. Her work does not ignite political commentary, challenge the human condition, or provoke deep inward existentialist examination. It’s not complicated or philosophical. Rather, there is simplicity and an ever-present serenity in her work, a counter-balance to the hurried hamster-wheel of 21st century life.
SoCal Muse contains reproductions of the following oil paintings, all created in 2013 by Jennifer Richards: Welcome to Encinitas, Paraglider over Torrey Pines, Motorcycle and the orange grove, Windmills in the desert, Lavender pasture, Yosemite Valley View, Batiquitos Lagoon, Sunset surfer at Swami's reef, Fisherman's perch beach cottage at Crystal Cove, Yellow surfboard, Point Loma, Surf lesson, Sandpipers at the beach, Pregnant apple, Apples and metal cup, Tarnished silver bowl and oranges, Blue bottle and lemons, Orange slices, Avocado, Lavender farm, Blue bottle and lavender, and Bird of paradise.
Jennifer Richards lives and paints in the beautiful coastal town of Encinitas, California.