Richard’s paintings attempt to capture the emotions and memories evoked by experience. They are about real places, people and moments, but seek to represent the essence and effect of them rather than their appearance. They often develop into conversations about the subject between colours and texture and can sometimes appear ‘unfinished’ – there’s always more to say and explore about emotions and memories, it seems.
Incorporating the picture frames into some pieces, Richard is able to achieve greater depth to each piece, using the frames as a reference point before he delves in to create each piece. His process is reminiscent of Ivon Hitchens, using bold brushstrokes in his work and Howard Hodgkin for his use of wood as a base point.
Richard trained in Fine Art and has been painting ever since, developing the process and language of mark making and colour.