Richard has been working in France, Norfolk and Venice during the summer
His paintings from these places will be exhibited at the Russell Gallery's Mixed Christmas Show
November 27th until January 31st 2015


Richard Colson started painting at Oundle School and studied for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Goldsmiths' College and was awarded a 1st Class Degree in Fine Art.

He was awarded the Daler Rowney Prize at the London Group exhibition at the Barbican in 1992.

He has exhibited in many mixed shows in London mostly at galleries specializing in figurative painting. He was represented by Theo Waddington Fine Art in Cork Street until 2001 and had his first one man London show at the gallery in 1996.

Subsequent one man shows have been held at the Solomon Gallery, Dublin (1997), the Headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell (2005) and the Palace of Westminster (2006). He is represented in important collections such as the House of Commons, the House of Lords and Royal Dutch Shell.

He has pursued his vision very single mindedly and has gained access to many different buildings in London searching for particular views and vantage points. He was artist in residence at the Savoy Hotel and was given permission to work on the roof of this landmark hotel. He was also given special permission to work on the roof of Somerset House. Each of these locations has its own commanding view of the Thames and the surrounding city and these paintings form a nucleus in his portfolio.

2013 Featured Artist
2011 One man exhibition River and Rowing Museum, Henley
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 Daler-Rowney Prize London Group, Curve Gallery, Barbican

You can contact Richard at mail [at] richard [hyphen] colson [dot] co [dot] uk

Richard will be teaching on two courses next year.
Do contact him to find out how you can join in
Course 1 April 13th - 17th 2015 Figure in the Landscape - Downderry, Cornwall   figure in the landscape   skiff burgundy

Course 2 July 13th - 17th 2015 Figure in the Landscape - Bintree Mill, Norfolk
More details here

Course 3 July 27th - August 1st 2015 Figure in the Landscape - Burgundy, France
More details from Arts In Burgundy

Richard's paintings installed in the board room at Level39, Canary Wharf, London
They were produced as part of his residency at Level39

Level39 Board Room  Level39 Board Room

Richard exhibited these paintings in the Russell Gallery's Summer Show 2014
The Russell Gallery

San Giorgio   Moor Hen Doge's Palace