How does one describe Richard Adam's paintings? Visionary, idiosyncratic, surreal or just plain hilarious? The answer is probably all of these. His humour and fertile imagination seem to know no bounds. Adams creates idylls and then adds quirky people that often float above the ground and seldom stand upright. His is a whimsical world of earthenware jugs full of cider, tractor rides, wild unabandoned partying and handstand competitions. He is a master of imagination, a champion of originality and a pastel artist of the highest calibre. He has an extraordinary ablity to connect with the viewer and his saucy sense of humour never fails to provoke a broad smile.
Richard was born in Hampshire in 1960. The family later moved to Wiltshire where he was brought up in the South Cotswolds countryside, a landscape that has had a strong and lasting influence on his work. He studied illustration at Leicester Polytechnic where he received a BA Hons, before moving to Lodon where for many years he produced imags for clients such as BP and the Radio Times. He has since settled in East Sussex.