Richard is principally a landscape and seascape artist. The inspiration for his work is a longstanding appreciation of the history, variety and beauty of the English landscape, especially the coastal landscape, and its interpretation by great artists over time. His boyhood upbringing on the south coast and lifelong love of the sea are reflected in his artistic expression. His paintings are mainly seascapes and landscapes in a semi-abstract, impressionistic genre. The relationship between art and poetry, especially of the sea, is reflected in his work. The ambience of his painting is mainly the Hampshire and Dorset coast from the Solent to the Isle of Purbeck and the dramatic Jurassic coastline further west. Nearer home in Hertfordshire he seeks to capture the spirit of the Chilterns and surrounding areas in Bucks and Beds. He paints mainly with a palette knife in oil and acrylic in his studio and en plein-air.
'THE PEOPLES LANDSCAPE' EXHIBITION
Claydon House (Buckinghamshire)
In October 2019, 'Nocturne' was selected for 'The Peoples Landscape', National Trust exhibition, at Claydon House Bucks organized by ‘The Courtyard Art Studio’.