Omar m. Richardson

Omar Melvin Richardson was born May 5, 1982 in Nassau, Bahamas in an area called Bain Town also known as West Street. While attending C.R. Walker Secondary School in Nassau, he discovered and developed his love for art. At C.R. Walker, he was greatly encouraged by his teacher, Mrs. Ashe, to pursue art. After high school, he continued onto the College of the Bahamas, where he studied painting and ceramics. While attending the College of the Bahamas, his professors Mrs. Maycock and Mrs. Behagg encouraged him to further his education abroad. He then transferred to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah Ga., where he completed a B.F.A. in painting and a minor in printmaking. In Fall 2006 Richardson went to Grad-school in Atlanta Georgia were he was the first MFA printmaking grad-student in the history of Savannah College of Art and Design. He is a graduated of SCAD Atlanta campus where he has completed his M.F.A. in printmaking and an M.A. in commercial photography in 2009. While working as a professor at the Art Institute of Atlanta- Decatur, Omar decided to sharpen his design skills by pursing and completing a B.F.A in graphic design in 2013.