I paint landscape, portrait, still life; telling a story or expressing an emotion, emphasising light, tone and colour.
I work in a varied style but mostly "post-impresssionist", or "academic" rendering.
In 2015 I won Bronze Frame in the international ArTTable Be Still competition with a watercolour still life and had 4 other pieces exhibited.
In 2020 I won the accolade of the SAA Best Professional Still Life Artist.
I also won an Merit Award with LightSpaceTime in the USA for my landscape work in the 10th Annual "Open" 2020 Art Exhiition.
I was shortlisted for the Pastel Society exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, 2015. For the ArtaVita competition I was awarded a Certificate of Excellence as well as being invited to hang my work at their New York Gallery.
I appeared with a double page spread and cover in Aspire Magazine during 2015.
Marija Posso, curator based in New York says: "I really enjoy your art, especially the visceral, landscape paintings. Each piece conveys a sense of endless wonder and imagination. Your stylistic approach reminds me of reflections, memories and dreams combined with reality. I find these works to be thoughtful, moving, and I'd like to know more about them."
I spent over 40 years as a graphic designer, producing magazines, corporate branding and printed ephemera. I was trained at the old Croydon School of Art.
I tutor art for a couple of hours weekly for the Caterham All Day Art Club.
I work both in my studio or 'en plein air', using light, colour and a 'story'.
I have exhibited with the Guildhall Gallery, PainterStainers' Fine Arts and Crafts Society, the Dorking Group of Artists, the Bromley Art Society and various Galleries, and am at www.saatchionline.com/profile/178864 and applied art at Red Bubble.
In 2020 I am learning about marketing through Instagram and FaceBook and am working in my Biggin Hill Studio.
|2009||In 2009 returned to fine art drawing and painting and teaching.|
|1960's||Studied at Croydon College of Art.|
Studied at Croydon College of Art 1960s. Also attended life classes at Central School of Art and evening class at LCP. Worked as a graphic designer until 2007, giving one day a week to teaching in Colleges of Art including Hull, Norwich, Epsom, Croydon and Reigate. Taught drawing and Painting at Ruxley Lane, Epsom. Also practicing as a portrait photographer 2007 onward. Now also working and exhibiting in fine art in Dorking, London and online.
Before taking up painting seriously in various media (especially oils and pastels), Richard spent 40 years as a graphic designer, specialising in corporate branding and marketing graphics for clients including GlaxoWellcome, Woolwich, Thames Water, British Gas, NHS et al. He has now taken up his brush and reverted to memories of an early training at the original Croydon Art School in the '60's. He learned more from Ken Bates in Epsom Adult Education, before Ken (regrettably deceased) asked him to take a class. He has taught drawing and painting privately, whilst developing figurative drawing and painting. He likes to work en plein air when possible. He is influenced by light, by colour and the telling a 'story' in a painting - or photograph. His work is also exhibited with the PainterStainers Fine Art Society, the Dorking Group of Artists and B Gallery, and is also published at www.saatchionline.com/profile/178864.
He won Bronze Frame in the 2015 international ArTTable Be Still competition with a watercolour still life.