FIGURATIVES - ORIGINALS

The following figurative works are available via Price on Application.
If you are interested in any of the the subsequent works, please do not hesitate to submit a pricing request. Just click through to the contact page, include the title of the piece in your message and I will get back to as soon as possible you via Email.

 

Graham Bruce Richards has been a professional artist since 2004. He has had many successful solo and joint exhibitions throughout Scotland, in: Edinburgh, Dumfries, Helensburgh, Inverness, Kirkcudbright and on the Isle of Mull. His work was also featured and credited in the 2013 movie ‘I Give it a Year’, by the British film studio, Working Title

Graham has made an exciting recent change in direction of his subject to figurative work in the landscape.

These paintings have been created in his own original style of combining acrylic paint with gold and silver leaf. By using as a setting the backdrop of the Isle of Mull, a Scottish Hebridean Island which has been his home for the past 9 years, they also have a unique sense of place. This rugged landscape with its wide untamed spaces is used to convey a sense of peace and freedom and as an escape from everyday urban life . There is a surreal quality in his paintings where figures are transported, as if dreaming elsewhere to be in this place of serenity. 

The works inspire thought into our current and past relationships with nature and the world we have created. We live in a world in which nature is dominated by man yet conversely feel a desire to reconnect with it.

This idea is developed further, back to childhood relationships with nature which are formed through lessons learned of its savagery. Through play and exploration, we initially learn to fear the cruelty of nature and from this, ways in which to dominate it. The current switch to computer generated entertainment over outdoor play, brings with it the question as to what these childhood lessons have now become and how they will affect our relationship with the natural world.

 
 

Foxgloves - Loch Na Keal

Original on birch panel with 22c gold leaf

ready to hang

 

In Dreams

Original on birch panel with 22c gold leaf

80cm wide x 60cm High x 4cm deep

ready to hang

 

Peat Cutter

Original on birch panel with 22c gold leaf

80cm wide x 60cm High x 4cm deep

ready to hang

 

Caretakers Daughter

Original on birch panel with real silver leaf

60cm x 91cm 

ready to hang

 

Wake up dreaming of calgary

71cm x 91cm x 1 cm on Canvas

with 22c gold

 

BOG COTTON CLOUDS

61cm wide x 46 cm high - acrylic and gold leaf on board.

This painting has been created in Graham"s own original style of combining acrylic paint with gold leaf. 
The gold leaf in the foreground gives extra depth and life to the painting,
By using as a setting the backdrop of the Isle of Mull, a Scottish Hebridean Island which has been his home for the past 9 years, the painting also has a unique sense of place.
The rugged landscape with its wide untamed spaces  is used to convey a  sense of peace and freedom and as an escape from everyday urban life .
There is a surreal quality to this painting, the figure seems to be transported, as if she is dreaming to be in this place, there is a sense of tranquility.
The work inspires thought into our current and past relationship"s with nature and the world we have created.

 

 

Dreaming

64 cm wide x 48 cm high - Acrylic and gold leaf on board.

This painting has been created in Graham"s own original style of combining acrylic paint with gold leaf. 
The gold leaf in the foreground gives extra depth and life to the painting,
By using as a setting the backdrop of the Isle of Mull, a Scottish Hebridean Island which has been his home for the past 9 years, the painting also has a unique sense of place.
The rugged landscape with its wide untamed spaces  is used to convey a  sense of peace and freedom and as an escape from everyday urban life .
There is a surreal quality to this painting, the figure seems to be transported, as if she is dreaming to be in this place, there is a sense of tension as if she is lost or looking for something.
The work inspires thought into our current and past relationship"s with nature and the world we have created.

 

CHILDS PLAY

115cm wide x 76cm high - Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas

This painting has been created in Graham's own original style of combining acrylic with real gold leaf.
By using as a setting the backdrop of the Isle of Mull, a Scottish Hebridean Island which has been his home for the past nine years the painting has a sense of place.

The subject addresses our childhood relationships with nature, which are formed through lessons learned of its savagery. Through play & exploration, we initially learn to fear the cruelty of nature and from this ways in which to dominate it.
In the painting the younger girl on the left is turning away in shock at seeing the Heron behind her eating a live frog. The Heron"s size is intentionally larger than life to convey a child"s distorted perspective.The older girl on the right is triumphantly holding aloft a jar of captive tadpoles, suggesting her discovered dominance over nature.
The current switch to computer generated entertainment over outdoor play, brings with it the question as to what childhood lessons have now become and how they will affect our future relationship with the natural world.

This is a subject that Graham is developing and portrait commissions in this style may be available.

 

 

Playing with sticks

115cm x wide x 76cm high - Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas

 

ESCAPE FROM THE DANCE

76CM wideX 76CM high - Acrylic with gold and silver leaf on canvas

 

Daydreaming

76cm wide x 76cm high x 4cm deep - Acrylic with gold leaf on board