Artwork for Mark Richards
Large Landscape 1
My drawings are rooted in the landscape of Herefordshire and Shropshire. I make studies in the open air, which I later use to construct images back in the studio; and so my work is as much about the experience of the landscape as the landscape itself.
The art is, for me, a crucible of curiosity.
Sculptor and draughtsman
Throughout my career as a figure sculptor and draughtsman, I have taught both drawing and sculpture, facilitated experimental workshops and worked in schools. I am currently involved, in my role as Trustee of the Royal Society of Sculptors, professional development and creating exhibition opportunities for members of the Society.
Manchester University and City and Guilds of London Art School. Since graduation, I have completed over 250 (life-size or over) commissions for figure sculpture, in both the private and public realms. I have also exhibited sculpture and performance with Meadow Arts.
July 2023: 'Wander_Land', Tremenheere Sculpture Gallery, Penzance
March 2023: 'On the Edge', Espacio Gallery, London
December 2022: Studio show of figure studies
July 2022: 'Together We Rise', Chichester Cathedral, Chichester