Realistic figurative paintings, often with a surreal twist. Landscape paintings inspired by the South Downs. Oils, acrylics, giclée prints.
Richard's oil and acrylic paintings combine realism, drama and a rich palette. Born in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, he graduated in Art History at York University in 1986, going on to becoming an established figurative painter in Glasgow. From 2006 he had a series of solo shows, including "Museum Pieces", which opened in 2010 at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum. Richard has done major public commissions at home and abroad, and exhibits at galleries and art fairs throughout the UK and Ireland. His figurative work creates a dialogue between past and present, through a poetic combination of contemporary figures with elements from works of art of the past, and from the natural world. He moved to Lavant in 2010, and has been inspired by the drama colour and light of the South Downs, which has featured in his figurative work as well as landscape paintings.
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