Richard was born in Scotland and moved to Perth from Britain in November 2016 with his Canadian wife.
Richard’s art is as multi-faceted as his mind. In fact, the depth and breadth of the mind itself, and everything it conjures up in this world, is the constant underlying theme in all his works. The subject matter can be still and reflective, at other times turbulent or playful, but is always inquiring – and often provocative.
Richard is accomplished in acrylics, watercolour, drawing, and oils, but the latter remains a favourite. He prides himself in not being a slave to any particular style or technique.
Born in Glasgow, Richard acquired a first class BA Hons in Fine Art as a mature student. He married late in life and his Canadian wife brought him to Perth, where they now reside.
Richard is keen to immerse himself in the landscape and culture of Eastern Ontario and to see where that takes him artistically. He has been painting a new range of subjects which has inspired him. Wild and domestic animals of Canada; bears, moose, herons, highland cattle and goats. Also, awesome landscapes and recently, “old world” still lives.
Close To Home – Richard’s selection that defines what that has meant to him in the past 2 years is a wonderful painting of his wife of 35 years. It is titles ” Long Time Friends” !