Sat, 24 Jun|
Richard Blunt Personal Appearance
Meet Richard Blunt. His work represents a contemporary approach to figurative painting, blending traditional techniques with a contemporary sensibility and a focus on the female and male form with a retro twist.
Time & Location
24 Jun 2023, 12:00 – 16:00
Towcester, Watling St, Towcester NN12 6GX, UK
About the event
Richard Blunt – Born and bred in the West Midlands, Richard has always aspired to be creative.
Loving art as a teenager, Richard decided he’d like to study Fine Art to make his passion his career. However, taking advice from an advisor who told him, “you’ll never make any money as an artist”, he chose to compromise and to study three-dimensional design at Worcester College of Art.
Upon leaving college, frustrated and unsure of his career pathway, Richard turned his mind to music. Whilst spending the next ten years playing in various bands, he eventually relocated to Cardiff, South Wales, where he completed a degree in Popular Music and is still based to this day.
Richard never lost his love for art, but it wasn’t until his late twenties that he was inspired to try oil painting and was instantly hooked. Following some early notable gallery success, in 2012, Richard was taken on by a UK-based publishing house, placing his original artworks and embellished prints in galleries around the UK and gaining collectors for his work worldwide.
Predominantly an oil painter, Richard paints traditionally. However, inspiration from film, music, and the world around him helped form the backbone of his compositions. Obsessed with trying to make a painting tell a story, Richard uses fashion and props from bygone eras to help create his tales of love, life and mystery.
Richard Blunt signed with Wishbone Publishing in 2018 and has a dedicated studio in Cardiff where he paints full-time.