Richard has had an interest in art since primary school, inherited from his father’s artistic talents. Although missing out getting into art college from school, he started painting watercolours avidly in his early twenties. He started exhibiting at a gallery called Gallery 13 in the village of Epworth in Lincolnshire and progressed over the years to exhibit in galleries throughout Derbyshire as well as the RBSA Birmingham.
Most of his paintings during the last eight years have been created using pen sketches, watercolour sketches and more recently, oil sketches all created-on location, with photographs to back these up, to which he can then go on to create larger studio works. Richard has a wide range subjects that he likes to paint but primarily landscapes, more recently he has experimented with expressionist and semi abstract ideas capturing moods, light, and movement within the Derbyshire landscape.
You can view Richards work Wed-Sun 10-5pm throughout February.