Richard Cartwright b. 1951

Overview

"You have to paint after midnight really, one's more daring after midnight...hopefully. It's just me and the world."

Richard Cartwright

Richard Cartwright studied at Goldsmith’s College School of Art. He shortly decided against formal training dissatisfied ‘with the Twentieth Century obsession with art as a mere self-expression’ and set out alone aspiring to an art that is spiritual, transcendent and mysterious. He has long believed that a picture requires a melody of colour, light and form evident in his landscapes, nocturnes, nudes and interiors. Working predominantly in pastel – an unusual medium for such large paintings – each piece is characterised by an intense feeling of colour and atmosphere radiating from the careful layering of the medium.

 

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Solo Exhibitions

2021 Toll The Bells Softly, John Martin Gallery, London
2019 Under the Thunder, John Martin Gallery, London
2017 All the Dreams We Had, John Martin Gallery, London
2016 Some Kind of Enchantment, John Martin Gallery, London
2015 Gently by the Hand, John Martin Gallery, London
2014 The Master’s Bouquet, John Martin Gallery, London
2013 Where the Lovers Used to Meet, John Martin Gallery, London
2012 How Far is Heaven?, John Martin Gallery, London
2011 The Other Side, John Martin Gallery, London
2010 Meet me in the Silence, John Martin Gallery, London
2009 These Days, John Martin Gallery, London
2008 These Days (preview), Katakouzēnos House Museum, Athens
2007 A Voice from on High, John Martin Gallery, London
2006 The Holy Ground
2005 Sanctuary, John Martin Gallery, London
2004 The Calling
2003 Reason to Believe, John Martin Gallery, London
2002 Heaven by Accident
2001 The Modern World, John Martin Gallery, London
1999 The Golden Kite, John Martin Gallery, London
1998 Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
1997 Adam Gallery, Bath
1995 Adam Gallery, Bath
1993 Adam Gallery, Bath
1989-91 Rooksmoor Gallery, Bath
1988 Jablonski Gallery, London
1987 Rooksmoor Gallery, Bath
1985 Nevill Gallery, Bath
1984 Warminster Arts Centre
1983 Festival Gallery, Bath
Rooksmoor Gallery, Bristol

 

Group Exhibitions

2009 Changing Landscapes, John Martin Gallery, London
2004 Royal West of England Academy
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2000 Royal Academy, London
1998 John Martin Gallery, London
Royal Academy, London
New York Art Fair
Ghent Art Fair1997 John Martin Gallery, London
Geneva Art Fair
1996 Bruton Street Gallery, London
1992-98 ART98, Islington, London
1992-97 Adam Gallery, Bath
1992 Royal Academy, London
1991 Austin Desmond, Ascot
1990-97 Fosse Gallery, Stow on the Wold
1990 Watermans Fine Art, London
1989-93 Contemporary Arts Fair, Bath
1989 New Grafton Gallery, London
1987 The Orangery, London
Jablonski Gallery, London
1985-87 Nevill Gallery, Bath
1985-90 Eye Gallery, Bristol
1981-85 Royal Academy, London
1981-97 Royal West of England Academy
1979-84 Gallery 10, London
Mercury Gallery, London
1977-78 Thackeray Gallery, London
1976-77 Campbell and Franks, London