Richard Holland

"Peninis Isles of Scilly"

"Lumsdale falls"

"Rovinj Harbour"
Watercolour, Oils
Landscapes, Water, Still Life
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I have had an interest in art since primary school, and probably inherited this from my father's artistic talents.Although missing out getting into Art College from school, I started painting watercolours avidly in my early twenty's. I eventually started exhibiting and selling a few of my watercolours at a gallery called Gallery 13 in the village of Epworth in Lincolnshire.

In 1999, I started an A level Art Course at Patching Art Centre under the instruction of Liz Wood. On achieving my A level in 2001, Liz persuaded me to join her Painting with Oils Group. Having attended this class during the last six years I have started to steadily build up a large collection of oil paintings along with my original watercolours.

Most of my paintings during the last eight years have been created using sketches and photographs I have taken on location. I have also started to create oil and watercolour sketches on location, from which I can then go on to create larger works.

I have a wide range subjects that I like to paint as my examples show and I try to do sets of themed paintings. I am presently trying to get some of my more resent work published.

Over the last four years I have taught oil and watercolour painting to mature learners. Recently I have completed a BA with honours degree in Art History. The groups I teach currently, six in total are an enthusiastic bunch that are very creative in their ideas and with my guidance are not afraid to explore new ideas.

Based in Tansley, Derbyshire I am available for demonstrations and workshops within a 50 mile radius.

To see more of Richards work please visit his website