Richard Price ROI

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Venetian Reflection

Venetian Reflection

Venice Lagoon Easter II

Venice Lagoon Easter II SOLD

The Fly Past with Flotilla 2012  (Bournemouth Airshow)

The Fly Past with Flotilla 2012 (Bournemouth Airshow)

Red Sails in Poole Harbour

Red Sails in Poole Harbour SOLD

Ferry from Bournemouth Westcliff Towards Old Harry

Ferry from Bournemouth Westcliff Towards Old Harry SOLD

Reflected Nude

Reflected Nude

Reflected Light on the Lagoon

Reflected Light on the Lagoon

Across the Lagoon

Across the Lagoon SOLD

In Sickert's Steps

In Sickert's Steps

Nude in Red and Gold

Nude in Red and Gold

The Dressing Room

The Dressing Room

The Fisherman

The Fisherman SOLD

Sparkle Venice

Sparkle Venice

Snowscape

Snowscape

Morning Sparkle

Morning Sparkle

Cliff Top View

Cliff Top View

Morning Spirit San Georgio

Morning Spirit San Georgio SOLD

Umbrellas in St. Mark's Square

Umbrellas in St. Mark's Square

Through the Vineyard, St. Martin

Through the Vineyard, St. Martin

Tall ships

Tall ships SOLD

Sunrise on the Grand Canal

Sunrise on the Grand Canal SOLD

St Aldhelm's Head

St Aldhelm's Head

Soft Light on Poole Harbour

Soft Light on Poole Harbour SOLD

Snowscape at Twilight

Snowscape at Twilight

Sailing

Sailing

Red Sails in Poole Harbour

Red Sails in Poole Harbour SOLD

Out to Sea

Out to Sea

Moorings at Christchurch

Moorings at Christchurch

Meeting Place

Meeting Place

Low Tide Sparkle

Low Tide Sparkle

Low Tide II

Low Tide II SOLD

In Monet's Footsteps

In Monet's Footsteps

Harmony in Orange and Blue

Harmony in Orange and Blue SOLD

Grey is Beautiful

Grey is Beautiful

Going Home

Going Home SOLD

Girl with parasol

Girl with parasol

From Here to There

From Here to There

Firework Display

Firework Display SOLD

Finishing Line in Sight

Finishing Line in Sight SOLD

Devon Sparkle

Devon Sparkle

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Burst of Sunlight

Burst of Sunlight SOLD

A Break in the Clouds

A Break in the Clouds

Attic Nude I

Attic Nude I

Artist at Work

Artist at Work

Artist and Model

Artist and Model

Afternoon Sun, Venice

Afternoon Sun, Venice

Reflected Model in the Studio Window

Reflected Model in the Studio Window

Piegeons and Tourists, San Marco

Piegeons and Tourists, San Marco

Morning Light

Morning Light

Fisherman and Sunset

Fisherman and Sunset SOLD

Explosion of Light

Explosion of Light SOLD

Rp Burst of Light slide

Rp Burst of Light slide SOLD

Richard passed away on 15th October 2018. He was a wonderfully talented painter and teacher and a dear friend. He was a great inspiration to us when we started the gallery and is sorely missed.

Richard was born in Upminster in Essex and at the age of 11 began painting and drawing the fishing fleet at Leigh-on-Sea. Encouraged to  paint ‘anything’ he was drawn to atmospheric conditions and light effects. Later he studied at Portsmouth, where he developed an interest in figure painting, interiors and portraiture. 

 He worked as a production design lecturer at the London International Film School but in 2001 he started to make his own images again. Encouraged by his mentor, the late John Bowen, he soon resumed his painting and success followed as his work sold nationally and internationally.  He was an elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal College of Art. He was Artist in Residence for a year at the Hurlingham Club in London.

Richard’s work is concerned with light and atmosphere and falls within the traditions of artists such as Turner and Sickert. While some of his work was done in the studio, Richard was predominantly an ‘en plein air’ painter and most of his work was, therefore, painted immediately in front of his subject. The challenge of this type of work is in being able to rapidly analyze colour and tone at the same time as capturing the constantly moving drama of the environment. In Richard’s own words:

“A good friend, Sheila Fairman, said to me many years ago, ‘Because I look at so much art, I only stop and have a good look at a piece if I am touched, attracted, or intrigued by it – I don’t bother with the rest.’ 

 As it happened, I adopted this same survival technique, but what I noticed was that the work that affected me so positively was work done in the elements – man pitting himself against nature (thinking Turner and so on).  So my paintings are made by my trying to bring together ‘everything’ of myself to the subject of nature, and by seeking out a sort of ‘give and take’ with it – sometimes winning and sometimes not. The goal is to be able to reflect back to myself and others a painting which shares that experience.  If the painter intimately connects these two natures (hisand his subjects), a reflection is created that can profoundly affect others”.