Richard Pikesley NEAC

For Richard, painting is a conversation with the visual world and starts with painting in front of the subject. It is always a matter of finding equivalents, in paint, for light and space and seeing the world ‘in paint’ continues to be an obsession.

Method of Working
For Richard, painting starts with an immediate response. Seeing, perhaps, an effect of light which really grabs his attention, the first step will usually be a painting – made fast enough to get the moment down. After years of working with oil paint and watercolour, their familiarity means he can rely on working quite instinctively at this stage. The moment passes and he usually needs more information especially if he feels it could become a bigger painting. The next stage will often be to make a more considered drawing, which might take many hours. Bigger paintings might be started in the studio and when practical taken back to the location and completed on the spot.

Biographical Details
Served for many years on Executive committee of New English Art Club and as President since 2013
1974 Elected member of New English Art Club
1973–74 University of London Institute of Education
1970–73 Canterbury College of Art, School of Fine Art
1969–70 Harrow School of Art

Other Societies
Royal Watercolour Society (RWS)

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes
2001 Winner, Chairman’s Prize & South West Regional Prize, The Discerning Eye
2001 Winner, £1000 Painter’s Prize, Alresford Gallery
1998 Winner, Woodhay Drawing Prize
1998 Finalist, Singer Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Prize

Past Exhibitions
2015 One Man Show, Russell Gallery, London
2014 One Man Show, West Country Meanderings, Jerram Gallery
2013 One Man Show, Russell Gallery, London
2012 One Man Show, New Paintings, Jerram Gallery, Sherborne
​2011 One Man Show, Russell Gallery, London
​2010 Four British Impressionists, Oakham Gallery, London
2010 The Magic & Poetry of Everyday Life, Messum’s, Cork Street, London
2010 One Man Show, New Paintings, Jerram Gallery, Sherborne

Publications
The New English (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988
Watercolour Masters, Then & Now (contributor, along with other members of the RWS) ISBN 184403447X
The Watercolour Expert (contributor, along with other members of the RWS, 2004) ISBN 1844031497
Oils Workshop (1997) ISBN 0004129644

Richard Pikelsey – Blue Arctic Trawler, Iceland

Richard Pikesley

Blue Arctic Trawler, Iceland

Oil on Board

15 x 16 inches

£1675

Richard Pikesley – Bright Day and Spaniel, Weymouth Prom

Richard Pikesley

Bright Day and Spaniel, Weymouth Prom

Oil on Board

7 x 12 inches

£900

Richard Pikesley – Watching the Sea, Lyme Regis

Richard Pikesley

Watching the Sea, Lyme Regis

Oil on Board

7 x 18 inches

£1350

Richard Pikesley – Visiting Ellora

Richard Pikesley

Visiting Ellora

Oil on Board

15 x 16 inches

£1675

Richard Pikesley – Under the Orange Trees, Seville

Richard Pikesley

Under the Orange Trees, Seville

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

£1900

Richard Pikesley – Tyrrhenian Sea

Richard Pikesley

Tyrrhenian Sea

Oil on Board

13 x 12 inches

£1350

Richard Pikesley – Trails of Light, Hebrides

Richard Pikesley

Trails of Light, Hebrides

Oil on Canvas

24 x 20 inches

£2300

Richard Pikesley – Toy Boat, Spring Sun

Richard Pikesley

Toy Boat, Spring Sun

Oil on Board

10 x 24 inches

£1700

Richard Pikesley – Royal Palms, Maharashtra

Richard Pikesley

Royal Palms, Maharashtra

Water Colour

9.5 x 10 inches

£900

Richard Pikesley – Red Trawler, Siglofjordur

Richard Pikesley

Red Trawler, Siglofjordur

Oil on Board

14 x 10 inches

£1250

Richard Pikesley – Red Roof and Sun Rising, Iceland

Richard Pikesley

Red Roof and Sun Rising, Iceland

Oil on Canvas

18 x 20 inches

£1950

Richard Pikesley – Red Ochre, Iceland Sky and Land

Richard Pikesley

Red Ochre, Iceland Sky and Land

Oil on Board

5 x 16 inches

£1050

Richard Pikesley – Rags and Tatters,  Marrowbone

Richard Pikesley

Rags and Tatters, Marrowbone

Oil on Board

16 x 12 inches

£1400

Richard Pikesley – Pattern of Light, Isola di Ponza, Harbour and Church

Richard Pikesley

Pattern of Light, Isola di Ponza, Harbour and Church

Oil on Board

10 x 9 inches

£975

Richard Pikesley – Mediterranean Sun, Isola di Ponza

Richard Pikesley

Mediterranean Sun, Isola di Ponza

Oil on Board

16 x 24 inches

£2300

Richard Pikesley – Light on Water, Bibi ka Maqbara

Richard Pikesley

Light on Water, Bibi ka Maqbara

Water Colour

9 x 11 inches

£950

Richard Pikesley – Light & Shadow, Polignano a Mare

Richard Pikesley

Light & Shadow, Polignano a Mare

Oil on Board

14 x 10 inches

£1250

Richard Pikesley – Life Boat and Visiting Yachts

Richard Pikesley

Life Boat and Visiting Yachts

Oil on Board

6 x 18 inches

£1175

Richard Pikesley – Late in The Day, Isola di Ponza

Richard Pikesley

Late in The Day, Isola di Ponza

Oil on Board

5 x 12 inches

£700

Richard Pikesley – Last Sun, Bibi ka Maqbara

Richard Pikesley

Last Sun, Bibi ka Maqbara

Water Colour

12 x 16 inches

£1050

Richard Pikesley – Last Snow, Above Siglosfjordur

Richard Pikesley

Last Snow, Above Siglosfjordur

Oil on Board

6 x 16 inches

£1075

Richard Pikesley – Isola di Ponza, Green & Silver

Richard Pikesley

Isola di Ponza, Green & Silver

Oil on Canvas

26 x 16 inches

£2400

Richard Pikesley – Into the Light, Ponza

Richard Pikesley

Into the Light, Ponza

Oil on Board

7 x 12 inches

£900

Richard Pikesley – In Locorotundo

Richard Pikesley

In Locorotundo

Oil on Board

15 x 8 inches

£1150

Richard Pikesley – Iceland, Mountains and Night Sky, Summer

Richard Pikesley

Iceland, Mountains and Night Sky, Summer

Oil on Board

5 x 12 inches

£700

Richard Pikesley – Grand Day Out, Melplash Show, Dorset

Richard Pikesley

Grand Day Out, Melplash Show, Dorset

Oil on Board

4 x 12 inches

£600

Richard Pikesley – Fishing Boats and Shadows, Ponza Harbour

Richard Pikesley

Fishing Boats and Shadows, Ponza Harbour

Oil on Board

7 x 12 inches

£900

Richard Pikesley – Evening Light , Isola di Ponza

Richard Pikesley

Evening Light , Isola di Ponza

Oil on Board

7 x 8 inches

£850

Richard Pikelsey – Chips and a Pint, Weymouth Harbour

Richard Pikelsey

Chips and a Pint, Weymouth Harbour

Oil on Canvas

14 x 20 inches

£1850

Richard Pikesley – Blue Boat and Mountain, Siglofjordur, Iceland

Richard Pikesley

Blue Boat and Mountain, Siglofjordur, Iceland

Oil on Board

5 x 12 inches

£700

Richard Pikesley – Beach Dog & Bathers, Polignano a Mare

Richard Pikesley

Beach Dog & Bathers, Polignano a Mare

Oil on Canvas

12 x 16 inches

£1400

Richard Pikesley – Arctic Fishing Boats, Iceland

Richard Pikesley

Arctic Fishing Boats, Iceland

Oil on Board

18 x 16 inches

£1850

Richard Pikesley – Towards evening, Elba

Richard Pikesley

Towards evening, Elba

Oil on Board

5 x 15 inches

£700

Richard Pikesley – Shire foal, Melplash

Richard Pikesley

Shire foal, Melplash

Watercolour

3 x 6.5 inches

£490

Richard Pikesley – Last light, towards Golden Cap, evening

Richard Pikesley

Last light, towards Golden Cap, evening

Oil on Board

6 x 16 inches

£1100

Richard Pikesley – Snow from the Long Barrow, Dorset

Richard Pikesley

Snow from the Long Barrow, Dorset

Oil on Canvas

34 x 38 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Siglofjordur, Icelandic Summer

Richard Pikesley

Siglofjordur, Icelandic Summer

Oil on Board

5 x 10 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Rising Tide, Luskentyre (Isle of Harris)

Richard Pikesley

Rising Tide, Luskentyre (Isle of Harris)

Oil on Board

16 x 12 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Patio de los Narajos, Seville

Richard Pikesley

Patio de los Narajos, Seville

Oil on Canvas

20 x 18 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Isola di Ponza, Red & Gold

Richard Pikesley

Isola di Ponza, Red & Gold

Oil on Canvas

30 x 32 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Iceland, The Journey North

Richard Pikesley

Iceland, The Journey North

Oil on Board

20 x 16 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Harbour Traffic, Ponza

Richard Pikesley

Harbour Traffic, Ponza

Oil on Board

7 x 12 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Frome Valley, Flooded River and Swans

Richard Pikesley

Frome Valley, Flooded River and Swans

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – End of The Day, Weymouth Harbour

Richard Pikesley

End of The Day, Weymouth Harbour

Oil on Canvas

18 x 20 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Beach Zig-Zag, Polignano

Richard Pikesley

Beach Zig-Zag, Polignano

Oil on Canvas

14 x 20 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Beach From Above, Polignano a Mare

Richard Pikesley

Beach From Above, Polignano a Mare

Oil on Board

7 x 12 inches

sold

Richard Pikesley – Alhambra, Evening Sky, Granada

Richard Pikesley

Alhambra, Evening Sky, Granada

Oil on Board

12 x 12 inches

sold