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RICHARD PIKESLEY RWS PNEAC


Born in 1951, Richard Pikesley attended the Harrow School of Art before going on to study at the City of Canterbury College of Art in 1970 for a further three years. Within a year of leaving he was elected to the New English Art Club. In the same year he had his first painting accepted at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and he has continued to show there ever since. He was elected as President of the N.E.A.C. in 2013. Richards art education valued both tradition and drawing, and instilled in him a love for landscape and the effects of light and weather. As a result, his paintings are fresh, immediate and compelling. When he paints, Richard aims to capture the ‘spirit of the place, not just to extol its beauty. ”I think, for me, painting is a conversation with the visual world and starts with painting in front of the subject. It is always a matter of finding equivalents, in paint, for light and space and seeing the world ‘in paint’ continues to be an obsession”. Richard is also a member of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in London and the provinces. Awards include: Winner, Chairman’s prize and South West Regional Prize, Discerning Eye, 2001; Winner, £1000 painters prize, Alresford Gallery, 2001; Winner, Woodhay drawing prize. 1998 and Finalist, Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour prize, 1998


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High Summer, Lyme Regis

RICHARD PIKESLEY RWS PNEAC

oil on canvas 18 x 20 in £1900

Pheasant Eyes

RICHARD PIKESLEY RWS PNEAC

oil on board 8 x 7 in £675

Irises

RICHARD PIKESLEY RWS PNEAC

oil on board 7 x 8 in £675

Coming in, Weymouth

RICHARD PIKESLEY RWS PNEAC

oil on board 10 x 24 in £1800