Richard completed a degree at Norwich School of Art in 1994, where he specialised in printmaking. After a period teaching in primary schools across Suffolk, Richard found the pull of art too strong and, inspired by a letter from recluse and TV personality Sister Wendy Beckett, he decided to set up studio.
In 2005, he made the move to Monmouth, South Wales, drawn by the beautiful rolling hills and river valleys. It proved to be the right decision as it wasn’t long before he was being asked to exhibit his paintings as his reputation spread, with solo exhibitions in Monmouth, London, France and Birmingham in the last three years.
Richard is fascinated by the glorious effects of the sun as it travels across the land and sea. His oil paintings, in beautiful Old Holland paints on fine canvas or board, try to capture the play of light and the atmosphere it creates; evoking memories of time spent in landscapes or in more intimate spaces.