A newcomer to the Spokane arts community, Richy Sharshan is a copy writer, creative director and marketing consultant. As owner of Sharshan Creative, she has received numerous ADDY awards over the years for her work in advertising and marketing. A former jewelry designer who worked with dichroic glass, Richy has now turned her artistic energy to painting.
Raised in Minnesota, Richy has lived across the U.S., literally from coast to coast. Since meeting her husband, Randy, in Hawaii and marrying on the grounds of the Iolani Palace, the couple has resided in Texas, Utah, Maryland and finally settled in Spokane, Washington. They are both dedicated students of golf, and Richy plays Review Cup for her home course, The Creek at Qualchan.
Her paintings — acrylics on canvas — reflect her own multi-layered persona. She loves the juxtaposition of ornamental elements against gritty backgrounds and believes art shouldn't be taken too seriously. You can follow Richy on Facebook at Richy Paints.