Johne Richardson

“I consider everything I paint to be a portrait, really. Whether it’s a cowboy up under a great hat, or the menacing expression of a longhorn steer, or a thunderhead towering over the prairie at sunset, there is a moment unique to that place, in that light, when the character of a subject is so marvelous I am compelled to try to capture its essence on canvas.”

Featured Works

Dusty
Oil on Canvas
24 in x 24 in 
$2,700.00

Play It Out 
Oil on Canvas
24 in x 24 in 
$2,700.00

Uprising
Oil on Canvas
24 in x 24 in 
$2,700.00

Bring your one-of-a-kind original artwork directly to your home.

 Available Work

Biography 

“I consider everything I paint to be a portrait, really. Whether it’s a cowboy up under a great hat, or the menacing expression of a longhorn steer, or a thunderhead towering over the prairie at sunset, there is a moment unique to that place, in that light, when the character of a subject is so marvelous I am compelled to try to capture its essence on canvas.”

Johne Richardson was born on the prairie, and has favored wide-open spaces his entire life. A native of Kansas, Johne can often be found drifting towards the flint hills, home to the Flying W Ranch, or points further west such as the mountains of Colorado or the more arid climes of Arizona and Utah in search of inspiration for his paintings, and renewal of his creative spirit.

Whether it be a magnificent sunrise or sunset, cows on a ridge, mountains of distant blue, cowboys pushing a herd, a single longhorn steer with a menacing glare in his eye, or a lone cowgirl atop a grassy, prairie incline, it’s always about the light:

“The way sunlight falls on the curving brim of a cowboy hat… is both elusive and mesmerizing. I have found it to be one of the most enjoyable and challenging of subject matters… I don’t think I could ever tire of the quest for the perfectly painted hat.”

After working in watercolor for many years, Johne turned his attention to larger works on canvas- first in acrylic, and more recently in oil, in order to more successfully interpret his love for the iconic western image. Not matter the medium though, he remains relentless and constant in his pursuit of excellence in painting, and his pursuit of the light.