Nick Richards ARE

Nick Richards studied Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1986 where he studied Etching and Lithography. In 2017 he was elected to Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (ARE). He lives and works in London. He is influenced by many journeys throughout the city and in particular along the length of the Thames all the way to the marshes and the estuary.


“I love the architecture of the river. The old wharves, jetties and moorings. I often study the ebb and flow of the tide on my journeys to and from the studio. The river is a living thing in a constant state of flux. Many of my favourite places have now gone but they are archived as photos, drawings or memories. I re-imagine these images and they become distilled through various etching processes to finally form my work”