Artist: Richard Waldron FCSD FISTD
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About The Artist
For most of my life I lived in Surrey. I loved painting from a young age (see oil painting, aged 8 below).
I studied at Croydon College of Art from1960-63 and then worked as a graphic designer until 2007, giving one day a week to teaching in Colleges of Art; Hull, Norwich, Epsom, Croydon and Reigate.
I taught drawing and painting to adults at Ruxley Lane, Epsom and also practiced as a portrait photographer. In 2009, I concentrated on fine art, photography and teaching.
I was a member of the Dorking Art Group and I also still tutor a group in Caterham, where I was born. Now I have moved to Biggin Hill in Kent, just a few yards from Tatsfield.
I paint landscape, portrait, still life; telling a story or expressing an emotion, emphasising light, tone and colour.
I work in a varied style, but mostly "post-impresssionist", or "academic" rendering.
I work both in my studio or 'en plein air'.
Artwork by the talented Richard, Aged 8!
- Won Best Professional Still Life in SAA Artists of the Year 2020
- Bronze Frame in the ArtisTTable still life competition "Be Still"
- Awarded Certificate of Excellence by ArtaVita for their annual competition and invited to hang work in New York
- Shortlisted for the Pastel Society exhibition in the Mall Galleries
- Won a Special Recognition Award for the 10th Annual Landscapes Online" in 2020
Some are born with a natural talent, (for instance Picasso could draw beautifully at age 7); that applies in all walks of life. However, drawing and painting is often not well taught! My structured methods can bring out the best in any budding artist.
Examples of portraits are included in my portfolio on this Surrey Artists website. If you are interested in having a portrait painted, please contact me with your commission enquiry.
Acrylics, Acrylic Inks, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Oil Pastel, Pastels, Pencil/Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Pen & Wash, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil, Water Soluble Pastels
Art Groups / Exhibitions
Ex-Member Dorking Group of Artists.
Current Member Bromley Art Society
Member of The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers Arts and Crafts Group (Freeman of the City)
Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers
Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers