Richard Clare is known for his colourful and dynamic paintings of Northern England, Italy and France. Many paintings are created from memory or sketches.
An integral part of Richard’s creative process involves walking and sketching within the landscape; soaking up the atmosphere. Back in the studio, inspired by his sketches and emotions he paints very quickly to get them down on canvas. Despite being colour blind, he sees this as an advantage and not a disability. “Sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on the colours that most people see, so I create my own world of colour in my paintings”.
He has received significant media attention in both national and international magazines. In 2006 he became a finalist in an art competition organised by the International Artist Magazine. In 2001 he was a prize winner in The Laing National Landscape Painting Competition. Richard’s paintings are included in many private collections both within Britain and abroad