Currently, Richard is painting landscapes of local vews of Peebles for exhibition in September (Peebles Arts Festival 2014) and November (Cancer Research Art Exhibition 2014 in Adam House, EDINBURGH). For variety and for fun he is also painting flower pictures and some horse and dog pictures.
Richard particularly loves to paint animal portraits in acrylics on paper or canvas. He is largely self-taught - WATERCOLOURS in the seventies, PASTEL paintings of still life, landscapes and human and animal portraits throughout the eighties and nineties - OILS from 1995 and ACRYLICS from 2004 when he moved from Edinburgh to the ancient royal burgh of Peebles in the Scottish Borders. Paints in a cosy detached studio beside the woods.
Richard organizes the annual PEEBLES ART GROUP EXHIBITION which is held in The Gallery, Tweeddale Museum, Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles, Scottish Borders. This is open to members, previous exhibitors and invited artists ( usually in May/June each year ).
He likes to paint a variety of subjects in a variety of mediums and accepts commissions - usually ready within 28 days subject to workload.
PORTRAITS, DOGS, HORSES, PETS please send an Email with details of your commission request (head and shoulders OR full body). It is helpful if you can send several photos including a clear one of the head. Most popular size is 14ins x 10ins ( 36cm x 26cm) in a 20ins x 16in frame (50cm x 40cm) with card mount when appropriate. However, Richard also paints other sizes (smaller or larger) - the choice is yours.
An email copy of the finished portrait will be sent to you for your approval. If you are not entirely satisfied with the finished painting simply return it for a full refund..