Richelle Cripe

Richelle Cripe is a painter in all mediums living and working in Longmont, Colorado. Her work explores color theory through the use of restrained palettes and the worlds of possibility that exist when we tune into the choice of imagination and allow our own perspective to be changed in the process. She received dual BA degrees in Art History and Fine and Studio Arts from the University of Kentucky and was a PhD student in the University of Colorado’s ATLAS program. She is a software engineer by trade.
Prior to 2020, Richelle was an abstract artist exploring process-based intuitive painting with a strong emphasis on color relationships. During lockdown, she created a series of desert landscapes on a whim and has been building a body of dreamy vistas ever since. Her current work is a deeply feminine, colorist’s take on the historical tradition of western landscape painting.