Richard Bolton Urban Cities and Landscape painter
Richard’s finest works in watercolour paintings are some of his exquisite artworks of urban City Landscape paintings of London, Cambridge and St Marks, Venice completed during his recent visit to the Most Romantic Cities of the World. Working with the medium that he loves best, showing his mastery of transparency watercolour on handmade paper. We almost witness comparisons to the work of old masters n Turner, Whistler and Monet who were known for their Cities scenes. Here Richard paintings we see a fresh new approach and understanding of what he has learnt from the old masters capturing the passion, the mood and atmosphere as we take a walk along any of his City landscapes listening to the hidden stories told.
Richard Bolton settled in New Zealand in 2004 with his New Zealand born wife, after working as a professional watercolour artist in the United Kingdom. As well as being inspired by the local scenes around Cambridge shire, where he has worked and lived, he has travelled all over the World to paint including Australia, China, Taiwan, Israel, Europe and New Zealand. Many people are familiar with his work through book publications and magazine articles on painting in watercolour. His books have been published in the U.K., U.S.A. and China, with translations into other languages. He has exhibited widely throughout the U.K. and has won awards at the Royal Institute of Watercolourists in London. He is now living and working from his studio in Geraldine. Richard paints a wide variety of subjects.
He is renown in the East of England for his treatment of lazy waterways and Fenland scenes. He is equally at home painting dry, arid locations as in the Gobi Desert or the Holy Land, to the vast plateaus of the Himalayas. His books have covered landscape painting, drawing, and the pursuit of detail and texture, such as you would find on old weather-worn posts or the rust on the side of an old tractor.
Since being in New Zealand, Richard has won the following Art Awards; 2005 Ashburton Society of Arts – Loan Society Award 2004 Ashburton Society of Arts – Aoraki Polytechnic Award 2004 South Canterbury Arts Society – Merit Award.
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