In 2014, when Richard was awarded second prize in the BP Portrait Award, art critic Ben Luke, writing in the London Evening Standard, said his painting had an elusive, poetic quality. “”It reminds me of the painter Howard Hodgkin’s description of Degas’ great portrait of Helene Rouart in the National Gallery – that it has that “”glancing, slightly dematerialised quality that one does actually see in reality.’ Come and listen to the challenges and the obstacles Richard faced and how these shaped him into the person he is today.
2016 Winner: RWA Open Prize
Black Swan Gallery Open Award, sponsored by Hauser and Wirth
2015 Shortlisted: Beep International Painting Prize
2014 2nd: BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery
2011 Winner: Victoria Prize, Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Gallery, Bath
University of Hull
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