Karen Richardson is a Canadian artist who has felt the magnetic pull of stone - from mountains to boulders to pebbles to grains of sand - from as far back as she can remember.
Having grown up near Algonquin Park in northern Ontario, surrounded by the terrain of the Canadian Shield, Richardson is instinctively drawn to rock-filled wilderness scenery.
The landscape of her childhood was characterized by extensive forests, massive outcroppings of smooth bedrock, and numerous pristine lakes and rivers. She finds harshly beautiful places such as these to be energizing as well as restorative. To date, over 400 of her paintings include stone in some form- from exquisite pebbles to massive rock cliffs.