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Society for all Artists; Professional Artist of the Year 2012 with "Hera II, Valletta, Malta".
FineArt America; Winner of 'Historic Britain and Ireland - The Best of 2011' contest, December 2011 with "Winter Sun, Houses of Parliament, London".
Award-winning artist, Richard Harpum, was born in Bromley England in 1951. He has had a passion for drawing and painting from a very young age. He has a Master of Arts from Cambridge University.
Richard now paints mainly with acrylics on canvas or board. He works in a realist style and pays meticulous attention to detail. His primary focus is landscapes but he also paints still lifes and portraits. The effective use of light is a key ingredient to all of Richard's works and he spends a great deal of time before starting a painting in selecting a composition that provides both drama and contrast.
Richard's work was featured in a 10-page article in the June 2010 issue of International Artist Magazine. He has also been awarded Professional Artist of the year 2012 by the SAA for his painting "Hera II, Valletta, Malta".
He is a strong advocate for using the golden ratio (Phi - 1:1.618) in his paintings. You may note that the position of the sun or some other key feature or length often uses a golden ratio. In some of his works there are several used. Richard believes that this gives his paintings better balance than using the more traditional "rule of thirds".
During his life Richard has lived in many parts of England and currently lives in South Yorkshire. He has also travelled extensively and has lived abroad in Africa, the USA, Australia and Germany for a total of 20 years. This has given him a very broad perspective of the world, as well as providing him with wonderful sources of inspiration for his paintings.
Acrylics, Acrylic Inks
Animal or Wildlife, Botanical Illustration, Buildings, Portrait or Figure, Flowers and Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Skies, Still Life, Seascapes and Water, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage, Waterways and Canals, Wild Flowers
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