Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Richard Swann - welcome!

Last, but definitely not least in our line-up of new artists, is Richard Swann.

Richard originally trained and qualified at Leeds. He is now based in Hastings, East Sussex where he takes inspiration from daily life and "whatever happens to cross (my) path".

This usually takes the form of "the daily parade of bohemian eccentricity, the sometimes wild weather, the abundance of fishing boats, and the odd black cat".

Richard has a background in illustration and has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and many times at the Mall Galleries in London.

When not working in his Hastings studio, he can often be found working 'en plein air' around the south coast of England and beyond.

He says he is most at home drawing with a pencil whilst relaxing in a pub or café. In recent years, he has taken the spontaneity of mark-making from quick sketches into paintings using oil as his preferred medium.

Richard is one of several artists whose work is featured in our current exhibition, "And Then Came Spring", which ends on Monday 27th May.

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