As an artist, I’m influenced by the classical sculptors of ancient times and I always push myself towards that same sculpting perfection, yet at the same time, I’m striving to create my own uniquely expressive style, to produce artwork that embodies something of who I am as a person. I am passionate about conveying timeless moments of the transient natural beauty that surrounds us, to be looked upon, remembered and appreciated for generations to come. I am inspired by an emotional connection with certain qualities I see in my subjects, a skipped heartbeat which I experience when I see true beauty; whether it is the strength of a wild animal, the fragility and lightness of birds or the gentle elegance and regal stature of horses. With human subjects, I work to carve out the expressiveness of the inner soul.
I love to use wax infused clays that can be moulded as I wish, facilitating my technique according to the strength or gentleness of the piece I’m working on, starting from a lump of clay and ending with a bronze sculpture that I’ve poured much time, effort and my heart and soul into. My attention to detail ensures that the uniqueness of what I see in a specific moment is accurately captured. The smallest mark can bring out the expression in an eye and can make all the difference.
Whale Bowl, Patinated Bronze and Blown Glass.
Friday 14 December saw yet another successful opening to a great sculpture exhibition. Thank you to the many patrons and friends who came out in support of Richard’s first ever solo exhibition. A special congratulations from the gallery to Richard for his hard work and endurance, you are on your way…