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’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.
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.