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ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

 

STORY OF AN ARTIST

Rob Ritchie

I love painting – I always have & I always will. I was born in London, and from a very young age I had an interest in art and was always painting and drawing. My painting remained a hobby until 1993, at age 27, when I decided to make it my full-time career.


I have had no formal training and am completely self-taught. I have continually worked at improving and refining my skill in painting over many years, & continue to do so. My painting career started with a solo exhibition in Richmond, London, then I went on to selling my work on the famous railings at Green Park, Piccadilly. 

After re-locating from London to Herefordshire in 2003, I expanded into selling to galleries.  Purchases have blossomed and led to a successful career, with galleries eager to stock my work.  I spent some time in the field of miniaturism, & exhibitions in London have been received with sell-out shows of these miniature paintings, which has earned some recognition and special awards from London galleries, the Royal Miniature Society, the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists and the Florida Miniature Art Society, with my work being purchased by the Hilliard Society for their permanent collection.

I prefer now to concentrate on painting life size & am fascinated by light & shade, & the imperfections & timelessness of my studies.  My preferred medium is oil, and whilst I specialise in  still life, I do enjoy painting flowers, landscapes and the odd portrait as well. I am inspired and attracted to light and reflections, with an ambitious attention to tone and detail. I aim for my work to possess an appeal which is timeless, with the use of blending the traditional old master’s techniques along with a contemporary setting of items and a harmony of colour, shadow and composition. I hope this gives my paintings an individuality, merging both contemporary and traditional styles.

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COMMISSIONS

I am  very happy to chat about your thoughts on a painting that you may have in mind, or you may have seen one & you are interested in commissioning something similar. Perhaps you have a favourite wine, plums from your own tree, or something close to your heart you would like in a painting for a special occasion.

I will first tell you the price on any commission depending on the size and complexity, and the choice of frames I have. After a chat I will do a simple pencil sketch, and will post or email it to you for you to see to make sure that this is what you are after & at this stage any changes can be made. Once the final sketch is confirmed, price & lead time will also be confirmed.  Completion dates are approximate as drying times vary considerably, but generally they are pretty accurate.  

I will then contact you when the painting is finished to arrange collection or delivery.

 
 

“It’s arrived safely and we absolutely love it!  Thank you so much - this was the first time we’ve commissioned something and it’s been a huge success. We shall watch your career and your work with enthusiasm to see more.”

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