Richard Waldron

Dorking, United Kingdom

Richard was a womens magazine art director and graphic designer before turning to representational fine art. He exhibits and sells at the...

I was a graphic designer, photographer and consultant for over 40 years, working largely on the creative side.
Then I taught electronic art (Photoshop, digital photography and journalistic layout with Quark and InDesign skills) at Reigate School of Art for 3 years whilst also being business manager for the COVE initiative.
In the past I taught fine art to O and A level at Ruxley Lane Adult Education centre. My philosophy is and was that anyone can learn to paint and draw, given the right instruction.
I also run a beginners and improvers art class in Dorking and online.
I have also taught at various colleges as a visiting lecturer in graphic design. These include Epsom, Norwich, Hull Schools of Art.
I am a fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists (Now the CSD), a Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers and an Associate member of the Dorking Group of Artists.
I originally studied at the old Croydon Art College as an NDD student in fine art, then switched to graphic design in my final year.
Now I paint and take both social and art photographs, including some portrait commissions.
I am building on my early learning and developing my painting skills, in the hope of producing some worthwhile pieces, mostly (at this stage) in a representational style.
My heroes are Picasso, Miro, Monet and Van Gogh. I greatly admire the Van Dyke and Rembrandt works in their time.

  • Joined: January 2010
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