Wednesday, April 23, 2014


As beautiful as Lupita is, lets remember she also has a bachelors and a masters degree, and produced and directed a documentary.

"Lupita Bantu" 2014, 20 x 30, color markers on illustration board. Commissioned by Stone Art Supply. Lupita fan art tumblr

Friday, January 17, 2014

ETA Theater Art Show, 7558 S. Chicago Ave. January 16 - March 9, 2014

 "ChicagObama" by Otis Richardson. Acrylic and collage on canvas, 4 ft x 5ft, 2013
"Church Business" by Otis Richardson. Acrylic and rhinestones on canvas, 30in x 40in, 2009

 The invite and a few pics from ETA Theater art show. Runs January 16 - March 9, 2014

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lavenderpop gets mention in CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS

Very appreciative to Robert Loerzel for spotlighting my multicultural greeting card line in CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. Lavenderpop Greeting Cards appeared on the CRAIN'S New In Chicago webpage. In addition to the cards being on sale at the Hyde Park Grocery and Deli, they can be purchased online at

Friday, November 15, 2013

Donna Summer Pop Art painting

Donna Electric by Otis Richardson, acrylic and collage on canvas, 5' x 6', 1985.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Retail Store for Lavenderpop Cards & The Diversity Collection



Chicago IL:  My greeting cards are now on sale at HYDE PARK GROCERY & DELI, 1390 E HYDE PARK BLVD. A block from Kenwood Academy. Included are several designs by creator Melody Vernor-Bartel. If you are in the area, support your boy. Get a greeting card, a carton of milk, and a pack of sunflower seeds in one spot. Thank y'all and spread the word!