Richard has been working as artist in residence at Level39, Canary Wharf, London
His paintings from the residency are currently on display in the board room at Level39
and have been featured on the Level39 website
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.
|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|
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