Ariana Richards possessed a love of traditional art at an early age. An internationally noted actress, known especially for her role as “Lex” in “Jurassic Park,” she went on to Skidmore College to earn a B.S. Degree in Fine Art and Drama, with distinction. She continued with instruction at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and has been mentored by some of the finest names in Contemporary Impressionist art.
Art has long been a tradition in Ariana Richards’ family. Her own genealogy can be traced back to the early Italian Renaissance with Carlo Crivelli, a contemporary of Botticelli. Ariana’s ongoing work shows the classical influence of the Old Masters, along with the dynamics of Impressionist artists, most notably Monet and Degas. She draws inspiration from historic painters such as John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Mary Cassatt, and Joaquin Sorolla.
Scores of media interviewers asked, “What can she possibly do as a follow up to her film career?” She hasn’t disappointed them. Already she has become one of the most celebrated young artists of our time, known among her collectors for her evocative figures and landscapes.
She is an award-winning artist, and has been featured in many art magazines.
Ariana is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Oil Painters of America and is a Member of the California Art Club est. 1909.