I am a professional artist, with over 25 years experience, and I live and work in Lincolnshire, UK.
Biography: Richard was born in London in 1951. He grew up and was educated in Surrey. From an early age it was his deepest wish to be an artist. He was strongly influenced by the English Pre-Raphaelites and early Dutch masters. He entered Reigate School of Art and Design as a full-time student in 1974. During his studies there, exploring various styles, he discovered the Surrealists and, in particular the work of Salvador Dali. With the marriage of all these diverse influences he arrived at his own unique style. He gained his Diploma in Fine Art in 1977 and took up full-time self-employment as an artist, specialising in portraiture and still-life subjects, showing at local exhibitions and galleries in Surrey. Richard moved to Lincolnshire in 1980. From 1982-1984 he gave private tuition to two amateur painting groups and started to paint pet portraits. He moved to Wragby in 1986 where he now works from his studio at his home, which he shares with his wife Frances, two dogs and a cat. He is a regular exhibitor at open exhibitions and galleries in Lincolnshire. He gives demonstrations in oil painting and holds regular one-day workshops for local art groups, and designs and paints sets for a local amateur dramatic society.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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