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Debbie Richards

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The Portal, 2013 Oil on Canvas 50cm High X 40cm Wide © Deborah Richards
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Garden of Earthly Delights, 2012 61cm (H) X 76cm (W) © Debbie Richards
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Eve and the snake, 2006 Oil on Canvas 46cm High X 61cm Wid © Debbie Richards
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Moonlight and Stars, 2012 Oil on Canvas 50cm High X 50cm Wide © Debbie Richards
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Ivy Monoprint, 2005 Ink on Paper 30cm (H) X 24cm (W) © Debbie Richards
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An Elephant Never Forgets, 2008 Hand Made Print on Paper 12cm High X 17cm Wide © Debbie Richards
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Sleeping Child, 2001 Acrylic on Paper 37cm X 28.5cm © Debbie Richards
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Sunlit Toddler, 2000 Watercolour on Paper 33cm High X 31cm Wide © Debbie Richards
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Squirrels Dancing In The Snow, 2012 Watercolour on Card 21 Cm (H) X 26 Cm (W) © Debbie Richards
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Blue Tit Flying Through a Cherry Blossom Tree, 2011 Oil on Canvas 60cm High X 60cm Wide © Debbie Richards
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Partridge In a Pear Tree, 2011 Oil on Canvas 16 Ins X 20 Ins © Debbie Richards
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Golden Bowl of Oranges, 2012 Oil on Canvas 40.5cm (H) X 56cm (W) © Debbie Richards
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Holly Hocks, 2004 Oil on Canvas 40.5cm High X51cm Wide © Debbie Richards
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Crows Over a Snowy Field, 2013 Oil on Canvas 51cm High X 61com Wide © Debbie Richards
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Bird Song, 2011 Oil on Canvas 30cm High X 50cm Wide © Debbie Richards
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Weston-super-Mare
Birth year
1956
Lives in
Ipswich
Works in
Ipswich
Schools
Glyndwr University, 2005, BA (Hons)
Tags
realism, landscape, figurative
Statement

Debbie Richards is an artist and writer living and working in Suffolk, and tweeting on @ArtistDebbieR.

 

'I come from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on the South West coast of England and now I live with my family in Ipswich near the east coast of England in Suffolk. I have five children, most of whom have grown up and left home. In 2005 I received a BA in Fine Art (Painting) from Glyndwr University in North Wales, which at the time was the Wrexham School of Art & Design and part of NEWI. I enjoyed the experience immensely. I also have an earlier degree in Psychology and an MBA from Manchester University. I paint where my heart wants to be. I have always painted, it is a compulsion in me, but over the years my interests have wandered away from the depiction of simple flesh to express ideas that have more psychological potency. I occasionally see visions which are like lucid dreams and some of these have found their way on to canvas as in the case of "The Portal".' 

CV

Past Exhibitions:


2000 Open Drawing Exhibition at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham.

2000 ‘Figures In My Landscape’ Open Exhibition at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham.

2004 Manchester Annual Open Exhibition, Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Salford Museum.

2004 Stockport Annual Open Exhibition, Stockport City Art Gallery, Stockport.

2004 ‘20:20’ exhibition of student works, Oriel Corwen, Wales.

2004 144th Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London.

2005 Wrexham Open Exhibition, Wrexham Art Centre, Wales.

2005 The Hunting Art Prizes Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London.

2011 'Eden' Solo Exhibition, Aldeburgh Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

2012 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London

2012 Candid Arts Members Exhibition at the Candid Galleries, 3 Torrens St, London

2012 Mixed exhibition at the Store Street Gallery, 32 Store St, Bloomsbury, London


Selected Commissions:

Most of my commissions so far have been for portraits. Some of these can be seen on:
www.commissionaportrait.com


2002 Group wedding portrait for Mrs Bron Warren, mother of the bride.

2003 Abstract painting for the private chapel of Bishop Brian Noble.

2004 Two portraits of Stuart Meir, organist.
2004 Portrait of Miss Laurel Charlton-Blore.

2004 Portrait of Miss Lois Alexander

2005 Double portrait of Dave and Kath Rigby.

2005 Portrait of sister Wendy Beckett, celebrity nun and TV art critic. This portrait now hangs in the library of her priory.

2005 Portrait of Keith Jones.

2006 Singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore: large scale painting of the interior of a wine bar with a waiter to be used on an album cover with her photographed sat in front of it.

2007 Double portrait of Yvonne and Homer Blair. Yvonne had died and Homer wanted a portrait of them together, so photographic references had to be used.

2008 Portrait of Mrs Elizabeth Paddon.