Richard Whincop

About the artist

Realistic oil paintings; sometimes surreal – and humorous! Varied inspiration from Goodwood events to South Downs landscape.

Personal Statement

Richard is an artist, designer and lecturer, whose figurative paintings combine realism, narrative drama and glowing light, and a palette enriched by his exploration of landscape.
Born in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, Richard graduated in Art History at York University and in the 1990’s became an established figurative painter in Glasgow. His solo shows have included "Museum Pieces” in 2010 at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum. After moving to Lavant in 2010, Richard developed a series of landscapes inspired by the atmospheric light and colour of the South Downs.
As well as portraiture, Richard has done major public commissions at home and abroad and exhibited at galleries and art fairs throughout the UK and Ireland. His figurative and surrealist work creates a dialogue between past and present, through a poetic combination of contemporary figures and cultural references to the past. Recently he has been exploring the mythology of cars and aeroplanes, in works inspired by Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed.
An accredited Arts Society Lecturer, Richard's extensive research into the geometry of art and architecture is helping him to develop new approaches to design and composition.

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  • Studio Information

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    Studio Address

    55 Mid Lavant, Lavant, PO18 0BL

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  • Studio Access

    Wheelchair Access


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  • Directions

    Take A286 north into Lavant. Park in the lay-by after the Earl of March pub, or right down Sheepwash Lane. Walk 150m north along A286, through gate on right to paired brick/flint.

Richard Whincop

55 Mid Lavant, Lavant, PO18 0BL

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