Hi I’m Richard, a contemporary abstract artist. On this website you can buy my affordable abstract art paintings. I’m adding paintings most weeks so there’s always something new to see.
I paint colourful grass meadows, abstract trees, floral landscapes, bold star canvases, drip and splash paintings, and many other canvases too.
My paintings often suggest form without normally depicting it in full detail. I like to let people’s imaginations loose, with each viewer taking the painting in his or her own direction.
My paintings are created using water-based paints on canvases. I paint in a variety of different abstract and semi-abstract styles. Most of the artwork is very expressive and rich in colour though occasionally I also enjoy exploring a very reduced palette of colours, including black and white paintings.
I use different painting techniques including using a knife to apply paint, and brushing paint on to the canvas in a more traditional way. I often apply one or two pure colours at once and then let that layer dry, before adding a further one or two layers of paint. In this way I build up a rich tapestry of discrete colours.
In other situations I apply diluted paint to the canvas whilst the underlying paint is still wet. In this way the different colours of paint partially mix together on the surface of the canvas in a very natural way, creating an unlimited range of patterns and effects. It all depends on the sort of painting I'm creating.
I undertake a number of commissioned pieces. Please see my commissions page for more information.