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Richard Fuller

Exhibitions

I have exhibited work at the following galleries:-
2014 "First Light to Twilight", Plein Air Contemporary, London, SW10
2005 Osborne Studio Gallery, SW1
2004 "Dimensional Surfaces" - Group exhibition Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York
2001 "Flower Power 2001" Solo Exhibition, The Gallery in Cork Street, London, W1
1997 Gagliardi Gallery, Kings Road, London SW10
1996 Gagliardi Gallery, Kings Road, London SW10
1994 London Guildhall University, London E1

Education

During a career at BBC Television News as a video editor, and also studio based, I worked daily with sound and pictures. At the same time I studied art in depth on a part-time basis. Over a more than ten year period I studied at most of the major London Art Colleges including Sir John Cass, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Central St. Martins and Heatherleys School of Fine Art. I also studied the techniques of the old masters which included the grinding and preparation of my own oil paints.
Sir John Cass (Foundation Studies)
Wye College, University of London - BSc (Hons) Agriculture (1982-1985)


My artwork is defined by the bright colours that I use. During the painting process I find that I need to try to maximise the colour effects of my paintings by the use of related and complementary colours. I try to make my paintings "glow" with colour. My work includes many large scale flower still lives, set against single colour backgrounds, chosen precisely so that I could use the most vibrant colours possible.

Influences.

Some of the work I admire the most is that of the Impressionists, Post Impressionists and the Fauves. My artistic heroes would include Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Derain, Cezanne, Modigliani, Klint, Schiele, Picasso and Braque.

I particularly admire Van Gogh's sunflowers, and Monet's paintings of Rouen Cathedral, the poplar series and, most particularly the haystacks series, painted in all weathers and at all times of year.

Contemporary artists I admire include Wolf Kahn and Jeroen Krabbe. I have been particularly influenced by the works of David Hockney.

I have art works in private collections in Europe and the US.

My recent paintings have included a lot of large flower still lives, set against single colour backgrounds. These were chosen precisely so that I could use the brightest colours possible and try to make the colours sing.