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Richard Francis Bellin


Base Resident Artist

Medium: Painting

The Great ‘Reset’ a time to embrace, adapt and evolve in all aspects of our lives. The world shutting down has given a new sense of perspective, a new normal, digital age thrust upon us.

During lockdown Richard contemplated his artistic journey, the luminescence series was shut down,
locked away, glowing endlessly into the unknown. It was necessary to sit back and meditate. To block out the propaganda storm, and study the masters to focus on his next path.

In doing so, Richard rediscovered a love for oils. Having used handmade paints which were chalky, quick drying and unmalleable, Richard found comfort working in a free flowing medium with unlimited possibilities practising subtle blending and working wet into wet.

'As we blindly follow the digital path I can only describe it as pixelated, whether we like it or not we are being consumed by technology. My latest series is in reference to the digital age but at the same time paying homage to the past'.

Richard studied Illustration BA(hons) at Southampton University in 2009. He was voted best new talent in the highly acclaimed Association of illustrators (AOI). He found his calling in fine art painting, creating landscapes and seascapes on a commission basis.