Richelle Williams lives with her family in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After graduating from St. Mary's and Acadia University with Psychology and Education degrees, she continued her studies at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. It was during this time that she fell in love with the versatility of acrylic and latex paints. She works quickly and freely, honouring her impulsivity. Working preferably on large canvas, primarily with palette knives, she embraces the spontaneity and physicality of her process.
Her favorite subject is what she calls ‘abstract biographies’, in which she captures the energy and intention of her subject. She does this through the subtleties of body language; the simple tilt of a head, tuck of a chin, or puff of a chest. In these wordless biographies, she communicates the essence and strength of her subjects.
Richelle is an energy junkie! She is a repeat performer at Symphony Nova Scotia’s annual “Beer and Beethoven” Fundraiser. Fueled by the drive of the music and energy in the room, Richelle has had the time of her life painting live. Exciting bidding wars for her live pieces raised $6700 in two years!
Richelle truly believes creativity is accessible to everyone. She is committed to inspiring others to open their minds, clear away all judgement and thought, so that they can hear their intuitive voices. Through workshops, public speaking and live painting, Richelle encourage others to let creativity flow through them. Richelle is a yearly contributor and committee member of Adsum House’s “Mystery Art Night”.
Richelle's most recent collection, "Intention" is currently showing at Gallery Nineteen Nineteen, 6025 Stanley Street, Halifax, NS. This 11 piece collection explores the way in which one's intention is communicated through body language. Opening Night Reception is Friday, December 2nd, 6-9pm. The show runs from December 1st-31st. To see the full show, be sure to check it out in the first 3 weeks!