Richard Witham BA[Hons], born 1959.
Richard is a commercial artist who lives and works in Dorset.
“My artistic journey started in April 2009 when I changed my 30-year career in business to embark on a lifelong ambition to study art and produce artwork. Self-taught I studied the work of my favourite artists as a way of understanding technique and used this as a way of developing my ability.
I have always admired the work of artists such as Ben Nicholson, Michael Canney, Peter Haigh and Jeremy Annear and have enjoyed emulating their styles and techniques through creating my own pieces which drives a continual learning process that is stimulating and satisfying. Along-side this I have immersed myself in learning about as many different artists, styles and genres as possible and I continually explore all forms of art.
Since 2009 when I decided to start selling my work I have not only sold my work consistently I have also attracted a wonderfully loyal group of customers who have been instrumental in driving me forward. My works are purchased and collected by customers from all parts of the world and I attract an ever-growing demand for commission pieces.
My ambition is to continue to produce art and simply enjoy the experience".