New Collection: Launches April 2022

Works on paper


I will be launching a new collection of paintings on paper, Friday 8th April.

The collection will consist of paintings created using some of my favourite mediums, Gouache, Oil and water soluble encaustic.

The paintings will come unframed but are supplied with a mount/mat for easy framing.

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Instagram Auction: For Ukraine

Richard K Blades Artist

I am going to be auctioning off some small works on paper over the next week to help support the people of Ukraine.

Starting, Fri 11th March

All works are Oil on Canson Figuras paper and are 4.5”x 4.5” (11.5 x 11.5cm). They are signed, dated and come unframed.

Bidding starts at £30 per painting and 100% will go to Cramer & Bell’s Choose Love, Art Auction For Ukraine

To bid on a work please follow my posts on Instagram at @richard.k.blades_art or click on this link and leave a comment beneath the post with your bid. (Make sure keep an eye on the other comments to see the highest bid before bidding yourself.)

The auction will last 3 days for each painting posted.

New Representation: Rise Art

Rise Art, Richard Blades

I’m pleased to announce that I am now represented by Rise Art

Rise Art is a curated online gallery with a global reach. I was approached by Rise with the potential of working with them and when I realised that they also represented one of my favourite artists, Fred Ingrams, I saw it as an exciting opportunity.

Viewing and buying Art in the 21st century, and especially post COVID, has changed. Whilst the physical gallery is still an important space, the online world is providing a dynamic and accessible option for artists and collectors.

View my profile here Rise Art: Richard Blades

New Collection: Launches Feb 2022

New Collection of Mini Paintings, Richard K Blades

Introducing; a new collection of mini paintings that embody my passion for capturing intense movements in time. This new series celebrates the physicality of oil paint, from impasto palette knife marks to intense colour and atmosphere.

Each painting comes displayed in a unique frame, handmade by the artist to complement the painting’s individual qualities.

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Coming Soon: Painting Classes

I’m pleased to announce that I will be running a weekly ‘Expressive Landscape Painting Course’ in Pott Row, West Norfolk.

Find out more Here

New: Norfolk Coast Collection  

Launches online 19th November 2021

I’m pleased to announce I’ll be launching a new collection of works inspired by the Norfolk Coast. Consisting of a range of Oil paintings and Gouache impressions, this will be my first ‘location specific’ collection. 

Having moved to Norfolk in July, my creative relationship with the area has formally begun.

Highgate Contemporary ‘Still Life’ Exhibition 

5th - 26th September 21

I’m pleased to be selected for the Still Life Exhibition at Highgate Contemporary. It is a gallery I have long admired and it is a great honour to feature in their group exhibition. 

My painting ‘A quiet corner 1’ can be seen alongside outstanding works by some very talented painters.

View the exhibition here


I’m happy to say I have now relocated to Norfolk.

It has been a dream for some time to return to living in the countryside. After 10 years in London, the time has come. Norfolk is such a beautiful place with so many sources of natural inspiration, from the sea and skies to the gorgeous woodlands and waterways.

I can’t wait to get settled and discover the landscape. I plan to embrace Plein Air painting as well as setting up a new studio.

Watch this space!!


New Gallery Representation 

I’m really pleased to announce that I’m now represented by the Thomas Henry Gallery in Newlyn, Cornwall.

I lived between Devon and Cornwall for close to a decade and my passion for Art really began down there, with the Newlyn and St Ives schools being huge influences. I remember visiting the old Millennium gallery in St Ives and making a little wish, that one day I would show work in a Cornish gallery. It is a proud moment to work with the Thomas Henry Gallery and I really appreciate the support and encouragement of gallery owner, Paul Copson.

As a former lighthouse keeper, Paul’s love of the sea reflects my own. I’m now on the East Coast but so happy to establish a firm connection with Cornwall.