Now representing: Richard Spare

Bridgeman Images is now representing the wonderful painter and printmaker Richard Spare, best known for his dry point etchings of birds, animals and nature 

Richard Spare (b.1951) is a British painter and printmaker. After studying painting at Maidstone College of Art in the early 1970s, Richard embarked on a career that has seen him edition work for a number of leading contemporary artists including David Hockney and Jasper Johns among others. He has exhibited his own work internationally and is a regular exhibitor at the RA Summer exhibition
 
“I enjoy the almost sculptural quality involved in working a plate and particularly I like the rich, velvety quality of line produced by drypoint, which in combination with vibrant colour, I use for my prints.”
 
Today, Spare focuses on producing his own work, drawing on themes of nature. The garden he has designed at his studio in Charlton is a small haven for wildlife and has been a starting point for many of his prints. 
 
Solo exhibitions of Spare’s work have been held in galleries throughout Japan and Australia and the UK, including Leeds City Art Gallery and Trevelyan College, University of Durham.
 
See all images by Richard Spare on the Bridgeman website available for licensing 
Robin, 2005 (etching and watercolour) by Richard Spare
Robin, 2005 (etching and watercolour) by Richard Spare
Goldcrest, 2012 (drypoint and watercolour) by Richard Spare
Goldcrest, 2012 (drypoint and watercolour) by Richard Spare
Shrew, 2013 (drypoint and watercolour) by Richard Spare
Shrew, 2013 (drypoint and watercolour) by Richard Spare
Wild Poppies, 2009 (drypoint and watercolour) by Richard Spare
Robin, 2005 (etching and watercolour) by Richard Spare
 
‘I am very excited to be joining Bridgeman Copyright; I have a large body of work which I am passionate about and which I am looking forward to sharing with Bridgeman’s clients. It is inspiring and energising to work with a company which is as passionate about visual images as I am." Richard Spare
 
 
Richard Spare joins a distinguished list of artists and artists’ estates to have appointed the Bridgeman Artists’ Copyright Service including Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer.  
 
Even if the image is not held by Bridgeman, copyright can still be cleared. 

 

 

 


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