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one of the highest-paid artists to ever
a single feather or a large illustration
work at the park.
painted across several feathers which
When she's not painting, selling
have been joined together before Tina
real estate with her husband or
begins painting. Sometimes an image
fishing with their three children,
is painted partially on a
feather, overflowing onto
Tina represents the area as
Mrs. Branson 2020, a title she
the backdrop. Other times
an image might include
holds until she relinquishes
several likenesses within a
her sash later this year.
painting.
She also holds the title
of Mrs. Congeniality
" I call those the 'Where's
Hollister
awarded to her by
Waldo?' paintings, " says
the other contestants
Tina, smiling. Some of her
from the threemost popular prints have a
state competition. Tina
military theme and often include sevalso can be found sharing
eral depictions within one main work.
her effervescent personality
The White River Valley Electric
through a weekly Monday night
Cooperative member says she's been
Facebook Live broadcast with
blessed to enter and win the regional
local Pastor Shane Grady called
Ducks Unlimited competition as well
" Be Encouraged. "
as painting at several of their events.
" I hope to win the
A customer once told her she should
federal Ducks Unlimited
enter the wildlife conservation contest
competition one day, " Tina
for the state of West Virginia, so she
shares. Until then, the
did, and won, twice.
artist is happy to paint her
" I'm still amazed at how all this befeather works of heart for
gan, " says the humble artist, noting
others to enjoy.
she's had no formal art training.
While she's created a few canvas
To see more of
works, feathers are her primary
her work, follow
medium. Prints created from her
Tina Richards Stuoriginal feather paintings begin at
dio on Facebook or Insta$20 while original feathers can run
gram. You may reach the artist
into the thousands of dollars. Her
via email at christinajrichards@
matted and framed Ducks Unlimited
yahoo.com or by calling 417-334original sold at Silver Dollar City
8338.
during one fall festival making her
Previous page: Hollister artist Tina
Richards uses the unconventional canvas of feathers for her artwork. Right:
Her detailed feather work has garnered
top awards in Ducks Unlimited Missouri
competitions and elsewhere. This image of
an eagle, the American flag and servicemen
with the Twin Towers in the background is
one of her most popular prints she
sells to date. The piece is titled
" We Remember. " Far right:
The artist loves painting on
feathers with unique coloring,
such as these peahen feathers
from a female peacock.The
image is titled " Day at The
Office. "

artwork courtesy Tina Richards

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