richard colson

Richard Colson is a contemporary British painter. He has a BA in Fine Art (Painting) 1st Class from Goldsmiths' College. He is represented in London by Cricket Fine Art


Richard Colson was born in Edinburgh He studied painting at Goldsmiths (1973-77) where he was awarded a BA Fine Art 1st Class (Hons) (1977) His work then began to be included in group shows at The New Grafton Gallery, the Russell Gallery, Cadogan Contemporary, the Francis Kyle Gallery and then at Theo Waddington Fine Art He had his first solo show in London at Theo Waddington Fine Art (1996) This was followed by a solo show in Dublin at the Solomon Gallery (1997) He had a two person shows at the New Grafton Gallery (2004) and at the Russell Gallery (2009) Other solo exhibitions have been at Royal Dutch Shell (2005), the Palace of Westminster (2006) and at the Chelsea Arts Club (2020) His work has often been selected for inclusion in themed exhibitions by Art Below such as Bondage (2016), Queen Themed (2016) and Unmissable (2019) His awards include a Daler-Rowney Prize at the London Group – Barbican Curve Gallery (1992) and the Fresh Paint Prize in Wales (Picton Castle) (2017) Notable purchasers of his work have been Thos Agnew and Sons, the House of Lords, the House of Commons, Pearson Holdings (FT), Fasken and Royal Dutch Shell He lives and works in London


2022 Art Save the Queen Gallery At OXO June 2nd - 12th
2022 At First Sight - Solo Exhibition Cricket Fine Art
2020 Solo Exhibition Chelsea Arts Club
2019 Chelsea Arts Club Members Exhibition Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
2018 Christmas Exhibition Cricket Fine Art
2018 Summer Exhibition Cricket Fine Art
2017 Christmas Show 286 Gallery, 286 Earls Court Road London SW5 9AS
2017 The London Group Open 2017 Part 2 The Cello Factory, Waterloo
2017 Summer Show Art Below, Rose and King Galleries
2017 Fresh Paint Wales
2016 Bondage, James Bond Group Show Art Below
2016 Queen Themed Art Below, Notting Hill
2015 Fencers Jack House Gallery
2011 One man exhibition, Second Sight on the River River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames
2010 Two man exhibition Russell Gallery
2009 Three man exhibition Russell Gallery
2006 One man exhibition Palace of Westminster
2005 One man exhibition Royal Dutch Shell, Southbank


Two man exhibition

New Grafton Gallery
1997 One man exhibition Solomon Gallery, Dublin
1996 One man exhibition Theo Waddington Fine Art Ltd
1992 London Group Open Curve Gallery, Barbican


At First Sight
Richard Colson's first solo show at Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea was held in April 2022
Richard Colson

Fondamenta Ogni Santi, Venice features in a space designed by Henriette von Stockhausen at VSP Interiors
With thanks to Cricket Fine Art
Fondamenta Ogni Santi

The largest painting in the Eilean Donan Castle series has recently been acquired for a private collection in Wiltshire
With thanks to Cricket Fine Art
eilean donan castle


2017 First Prize, Fresh Paint Wales
1992 Daler-Rowney Prize The London Group Open Barbican Curve Gallery


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