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

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Richard Colson was born in Edinburgh in 1955. Educated at Oundle, he benefited from the teaching of John Booth and it was at school that he first started to use oil paint, and to appreciate the achievements of Francis Bacon. Richard studied painting at Goldsmiths (1973-77) and was taught by Basil Beattie RA, Albert Irvin RA, and Sam Fisher. He also studied drawing with Victor Newsome and Harry Thubron. Richard returned to Goldsmiths to study for an MA in Fine Art (1978-80), extending his understanding of the career options open to artists. Richard Wentworth and Jon Thompson were very influential. He taught at colleges over the next few years and first participated in group shows at the the New Grafton Gallery and Cadogan Contemporary. Richard showed with Francis Kyle Gallery for some time and then, following a prize at the London Group in 1992, Thomas Agnew & Son bought work from the studio. Subsequently his work came to the notice of Theo Waddington in 1993 and Richard joined his gallery the following year, participating in group shows of drawing and painting. Theo Waddington gave him a solo show in 1996 and a solo show at the Solomon Gallery in Dublin in 1997. Richard’s aerial views of London, Dublin and New York feature in the collections of the Houses of Parliament and the Financial Times. Shell put on a solo show in 2005 and in 2006 he showed at the Palace of Westminster. During this time he also exhibited regularly with the Russell Gallery. He showed at the London Group in 2017 and was awarded the Fresh Paint Prize in the same year. In 2018 he joined Cricket Fine Art as a gallery artist.


2020 Solo Exhibition Chelsea Arts Club October 13th - November 1st
2019 Chelsea Arts Club Members Exhibition Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
2018 Christmas Exhibition Cricket Fine Art
2018 Summer Exhibition Cricket Fine Art
2017 Christmas Show 286 Gallery, 286 Earls Court Road London SW5 9AS
2017 The London Group Open 2017 Part 2 The Cello Factory, Waterloo
2017 Summer Show Art Below, Rose and King Galleries
2017 Fresh Paint Wales
2016 Bondage, James Bond Group Show Art Below
2016 Queen Themed Art Below, Notting Hill
2015 Fencers Jack House Gallery
2011 One man exhibition, Second Sight on the River River and Rowing Museum
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 London Group Open Curve Gallery, Barbican


Richard's two contributions raised £730.00 for the Chelsea Arts Club Charity Auction!
Two views of Cley Mill, Norfolk (Variation I and II) went to gernerous bidders
Thanks to all bidders!
See full list of works here
The auction raised £46,874!!
Chelsea Arts Club Charity Auction   Chelsea Arts Club Charity Auction
Richard Colson's first solo show at Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea is in April 2022
Dates are April 22nd - May 3rd

Fondamenta Ogni Santi, Venice features in a space designed by Henriette von Stockhausen at VSP Interiors
With thanks to Cricket Fine Art
Fondamenta Ogni Santi

The largest painting in the Eilean Donan Castle series has recently been acquired for a private collection in Wiltshire
With thanks to Cricket Fine Art
eilean donan castle


2017 First Prize, Fresh Paint Wales
1992 Daler-Rowney Prize The London Group Open Barbican Curve Gallery


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