"What immediately strikes one on viewing Richardson’s paintings is their sheer effervescence: they bubble with life. Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne the colours pop and dance across the canvas. It is this intense liveliness which renders the works so happy and life-enhancing. All is positive and inspirational. It is no coincidence that water is a constant feature in his work: the font of all life, it is used to reflect back the life it has helped create. As a result, the circle of nature is completed. This gives great comfort to the viewer: all is right with the world as we are transported into le meilleur des mondes possibles!"