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About Richard

Richard Geraint Evans is a professional artist specialising in fine portraiture. Richard works in oils and paints from his studio in West London.




Richard was born in Cardiff but lived most of his early years in Derbyshire. Richard studied fine art and design for two years at Chesterfield College of Art before successfully completing a three year BA Honours degree in art and design at Coventry University. After moving to London Richard studied life drawing and painting at various institutions including St Martin's School of Art. Before becoming a professional portrait artist Richard worked in the advertising and design industries as a successful art director, illustrator and graphic designer.

 


Richard’s portrait subjects are varied – notable sitters have included Sir Martin Sorrell, Lord Harris and singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé. Richard’s portrait of Emeli Sandé was chosen for exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as part of the prestigious BP National Portrait Awards. The same portrait also shot to fame within the pages of Britain’s highest circulation newspaper.

Richard has exhibited his work at numerous locations including the Wolverhampton and Aberdeen city art galleries. Richard is currently planning an exhibition of self-portraits in 2016.