Richard Waldron

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Artist and Photographer Richard Waldron

Check my main website http://www.richardwaldron-art for a fuller portfolio.

I paint mainly representational landscape and figure work. I try to tell a story whilst emphasising light and colour.
I am strongly influenced by Monet, Van Gogh, Eric Gill, Matisse and Picasso amongst others. I strive towards a graphic/impressionistic rendering, though often do representational work.
I dislike the lack of observational skills seen in so much contemporary 'conceptual' art. Artists such as Hockney and Hopper in the USA are examples of good modern representationalism with drafting and painting skills and an idea behind the works.
Marija Posso, curator and publicist based in New York City says of my work: "I really enjoy your art, especially the visceral, landscape paintings. Each piece conveys a sense of endless wonder and imagination. Your stylistic approach reminds me of reflections, memories and dreams combined with reality. I find these works to be thoughtful, moving, and I'd like to know more about them."

I exhibit and paint with the Dorking Group of Artists and the Painter Stainers Fine Art Society in the City (where I am a Freeman alongside a number of renowned greats like Ken Howard RA OBE and David Shepherd.)

My background is as a graphic designer and consultant for 40 years, working for blue chip companies such as GKF, The Woolwich, the NHS, Ballet Rambert and Thames Water (for whom I designed the complete corporate identity).

I painted as a child, but went into the Merchant Navy, became a junior navigation officer, then left to go to Croydon art school after being invited to join Norman Rockwell in the USA. I became a graphic designer and painted when on holiday from an extremely stressful working schedule.

My work is also published at www.saatchionline.com/profile/178864  - and http://www.richardwaldron-art.com