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Richard Davidson

Richard Davidson

Richard Davidson paints images of recognisable objects, often items of clothing, on isolated, unadorned grounds. Many of his paintings recall his prior career as a solicitor in the City, and feature formal, polished shoes, ties, shirts and suits. There is an element of reflective nostalgia in these works; they are painted with a sense of affection whilst, at the same time, they are designed to bring into play issues such as loss of identity, uniformity and containment.

Richard Davidson's newest works incorporate elements from nature, including trees, and are influenced by the artist's transition from the city to the countryside. 

Richard Davidson graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 1999 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art. He has exhibited widely in the UK, and was included in a group show in Florence. In 1998 Davidson won the BHF Bank Small Painting Competition, and in 2009 won the St Wilfred’s Hospice Art Competition with Pallant House Gallery. His work has been featured in The Daily Telegraph and Art Review magazine, and is held in the collections of Taylor Wessing, Baker & McKenzie, HgCapital, Pivot Design Inc., Thomas & Worth, and other corporate and private collections in the UK, Norway, Italy and the USA. In 2011 Davidson was a successful candidate in the BBC2 series Show Me The Monet.

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Richard Davidson

1999 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Wimbledon Collecge of Art, London
1996 Foundation Course, Chelsea College of Art, London
1967 BA, MA, Law, Worcester College, Oxford University, Oxford

Solo Exhibitions
2009 Recent Paintings, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel
2008 Objects, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel
2007 Recent Paintings, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel
2006 Recent Paintings, Mid City Place, London
2005 New Works, Eyestorm/Britart Gallery, London
2002 Recent Paintings, The Groucho Club, London
2001 Extraordinary Objects, Riverside Gallery, London
2000 City Articles, The Clapham Art Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions
2011 Answers on the Front of a Postcard, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011 Summer Exhibition, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2009 Pallant House Gallery, St Wilfred's Hospice Art Competition (prize winner), Chichester
2009 The National Open Art Competition, Festival Theatre, Chichester
2008 Winter Show, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne
2008 Art in Woodstock, The Old School House, Woodstock
2008 The National Open Art Competition, Festival Theatre, Chichester
2006 Pitti Immagine Uomo, Florence
2006 New Work, The Mill Studio, Ford
2006 The Triumphant Image, The Mill Studio, Ford
2006 Summer Show, Queen Street Gallery, Emsworth
2005 Art in the City, The Geffrye Museum, London
2005 The Discerning Eye, The Mall Gallery, London
2004 Art for the People?, Worker’s Beer Company, London
2004 Art at West Stoke, West Stoke House, Chichester
2003 Pop Culture, The Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton
2003 Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London
2003 Common Fields, Florence Trust/Studio Voltaire, London
2000 Family, Karen Taylor Art Gallery, Twickenham
2000 Good Taste, Bad Taste, Studio Voltaire, London

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Answers on the Front of a Postcard

Summer Exhibition

Deck the Walls

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