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Richard Tomlin / « back
Hawks Road

Richard studied graphics at Portsmouth College of Art graduating in 1969 and for the next 44 years practiced as a graphic designer in London. He ran a creative consultancy working for international brands and small businesses.

After what seems a lifetime as a designer, Richard retired in 2013, deciding to refresh lost skills and an interest in drawing and painting. His fascination with people and the inspiration of the work of Lucian Freud, Andrew Wyeth and Alison Lambert, amongst others, lead him to focus on the human figure and portraiture.

Richard’s work is the result of long periods of observation, the images gradually edging towards realisation. He works slowly and the larger the better. The discovery of charcoal has been a joy, black is one of the most important colours in his palette. His current work is personal, focused on friends and the search to express emotion through the image.