Richard Paul

Romsey, United Kingdom

I paint British landscapes and close ups of nature. Working in oil I aim to capture the feeling of the place through the quality, colour...

I began painting in 1992 using coloured pencil initially, but soon experimenting with charcoal, pastels, and pen and ink. I was living in Cambridge at the time and spent many sunny weekends sitting on the banks of the Cam sketching the iconic boat houses.

Progressing to oils, my pictures came alive with colour. With time I learnt to control it, and mastered techniques for everything from foliage and flowers to the complex lighting of water and clouds.

In each picture I aim to capture something of the feel of the place through the quality and colour of the light – one aspect that photography so often fails to depict. For this reason I paint only the places and views that I have experienced first-hand.

I also do the odd painting of the inner landscape of flowers and insects, and the odd industrial landscape (which can be quite tedious) – both very much part of the British landscape.

In late 2017 I fell seriously ill, and had a near death experience, briefly receding backwards through a dark but comforting tunnel. I’ve noticed this has sub-consciously affected my choice of subjects in recent months (such as Smoo Cave and Morfa Nefyn). I have thankfully made an almost full recovery.

I have been exhibiting my work since 2013, and have been a member of the Romsey Art Group since 2014.

You can see more about my work on my website
and on my Facebook page

  • Joined: August 2013

Journal

My new website

After over a year of procrastination, I’ve finally got around to putting together my new website. The address is the same – www.richardpaulart.co.uk – only the content completely changed. Its now purely a gallery of my art, with lots of contextual information (much still to be added), and no sales stuff whatsoever. It also has a list of upcoming events, where you can see it all …
Posted almost 3 years – Leave a comment

Hampshire Open Studios

Following last year’s success when I opened my house, garden and garage to the public for Hampshire Open Studios, I will be doing the same this year. We’ll be showing work by myself and Leo Deville (another redbubbler). Details can be found at / http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk/artists/romsey/item/richard-paul-leo-deville / There are another 200+ venues, and you can see them all…
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment

Featured on BBC news website

A few weeks back I entered a photo for the Ordnance Survey cover photo competition, and was pleasantly surprised this week when I found it had won the cover for the North Lewis Explorer, and even more pleasantly surprised when I found today the BBC news website has done a feature on the competition including mine as one of its pictures… / http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-32960657 / It …
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment

Crushed by the wheels of industry

You may recognise the title from a song. Its the thought behind my latest work which I’m currently about halfway through… an industrial scene around Port Talbot, showing two imposing structures brimming with pipes, steam and menace to the extent that it almost seeps out the picture. So why did I choose to paint something so ‘ugly’? Well there is a hidden beauty if you can …
Posted about 4 years – Leave a comment
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