ABOUT


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


BIOGRAPHY


richard colson's BA Show at Goldsmiths 1977
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) an 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) and Cricket Fine Art, London (2022) 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) His work can be found in the collections of Thos Agnew and Sons, the House of Lords, the House of Commons, Pearson Holdings (FT), Fasken, the Chelsea Arts Club and Royal Dutch Shell. He lives and works in London


Exhibitions


2022 At First Sight - Solo Exhibition Cricket Fine Art
2020 Solo Exhibition Chelsea Arts Club
2018 Christmas Exhibition Cricket Fine Art
2018 Summer Exhibition Cricket Fine Art
2017 The London Group Open 2017 Part 2 The Cello Factory, Waterloo
2017 Fresh Paint Wales
2011 Solo exhibition, Second Sight on the River River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames
2010 Two person exhibition Russell Gallery
2009 Three person exhibition Russell Gallery
2006 Solo exhibition Palace of Westminster
2005 Solo exhibition Royal Dutch Shell, Southbank
2004 Two person exhibition New Grafton Gallery
1997 Solo exhibition Solomon Gallery, Dublin
1996 Solo exhibition Theo Waddington Fine Art Ltd

News


Old Oundelian Exhibition at the Yarrow, Oundle

Richard is participating as an old boy of the school. The exhibition dates are February 26th - March 10th, 2024

Blakeney II by Richard Colson


Painting Trips Summer 2023

Richard has undertaken painting trips to Mallorca and the island of Oinusses near Chios, Greece where he was painting with another artist Jeremy Gardiner

Jeremy Gardiner and Richard Colson at the eastern end of the Oinusses, Greece

Jeremy Gardiner and Richard Colson on Oinusses, Greece

Richard Colson's paintings on Oinusses, Greece

Richard Colson's paintings on Oinusses, Greece

He has recently returned from working as artist in residence at Casa M Chianciano Terme, Tuscany, Italy
Richard Colson painting at Montepulciano, Tuscany    Richard Colson painting at Val d'Orcia, Tuscany   
Painting Trip Spring 2023
Richard painted on the Island of Tenerife
Some of this work is now available via Cricket Fine Art 
Near Puerto de la Cruz (detail)    Banana fields in Las Canas (detail)    Buenavista de Norte, Tenerife (detail)
At First Sight
Richard Colson's first solo show at Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea was held in April 2022

See the catalogue with an introduction by Loyd Grossman here

Richard Colson

Blog


Richard occasionally adds his ideas on different aspects of his working processes and practice. You can read these here

Richard Colson

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