Richard Sowman studied painting at Byam Shaw and Falmouth School of Art in the years 1971-75. For many years he worked with sailing boats and carpentry before returning to paint full-time in 1999.

Richard has exhibited widely within the UK including in the R.A. Summer Show and also in Ireland and Portugal. He now lives and paints in Cornwall and in France.

He says of his work;

I hope my painting doesn’t require much in the way of words. It must be obvious that I’m intrigued by the way light from the sun hits things and transforms, a dramatic alchemy. This illusion also interests me at a technical, nuts and bolts level; how it might be possible to communicate a vision of light to someone else with some coloured powders ground up in linseed oil and plopped around with bristles stolen from pigs and squirrels.


2016   A Singular Vision (needs a link)

2016    Ten Summers in the Country (needs a link)

2015   Goodwill to All (needs a link)


19 March - 16 April 2016
La Vache Normande