What I would give to live in the idyllic, uncomplicated world of Richard Adams. A world of earthenware jugs full of cider, tractor rides, wild, unabandoned partying and afternoon handstand competitions!
This will be Richard's 8th exhibition at the gallery and, yet again, we find ourselves asking how on earth does he do it, time after time, painting after painting. He is a master of imagination, a champion of originality and a pastel artist of the highest calibre. He has an extraordinary ability to connect with the viewer and his saucy sense of humour never fails to provoke a broad smile.
Those fortunate enough to own an Adam's will never tire of it. His paintings are almost treasure-like and, as only paintings can, with the exception of wine, definitely improve with age.
Richard was born in Hampshire in 1960. The family later moved to Wiltshire where he away brought up amidst the south Cotswold 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 London where for many years he produced images for clients such as BP and the Radio Times. He has since settled in East Sussex.
'Almost a Dream' will consist of over 30 new paintings - we hope you enjoy the exhibition.