Oxfordshire –based artist Tim Richardson now draws his inspiration from the beautiful landscape in which he lives. But his love of drawing goes back to his childhood. He remembers reaching for a pencil every time the low flying aircraft made their approach to the nearby airfield.
Tim went to art college in Maidenhead, where he completed a three year course in applied 3-D design leaving with a distinction. He went straight on to work for a landscape architect in Marble Arch, London where he was involved in the design of inner city adventure playgrounds, one piece a huge elephant made in concrete with a blue ceramic tiled finish…you climbed up its tail over its back and slide down its trunk.
Tim then followed his other passion and spent some years touring the country and recording as a drummer. After getting married he decided to settle down in Oxfordshire and spent 15 years working for graphic design companies where he learnt about typography design illustration and print whilst working on high profile client projects. During this time Tim continued to draw and started making stoneware architectural models for people’s gardens and exhibiting when possible.
A stay near Whitchurch Hants opened Tim’s eyes to the beauty around him, one feature that stood out were the old fashioned sign posts smattering the countryside he than decided to task himself to painting the landscape that framed then. Tim held his first solo exhibition of 30 pastel paintings to critical acclaim in 2003. Working from his Oxfordshire studio he has not stopped producing producing work to commission since. He now holds two major shows each year and is returning to Artex for the sixth year, bringing his large –scale works of pastel on wood. Recent acclaim of Tim’s work includes: “ Although they are ostensibly realistic landscapes, the colours in Tim Richardson’s works are so succulent that they stand as abstract composition in their own right. “ “ Deep dark shadow cools itself in the secrets of his forests, sleeps in the arch of a bridge, whispers in a silver stream and invites us to go deep into a world unafraid of beauty.”