“Storm Rider”
Oil on canvas
39 x 54 in.


About the Artist:
Born and raised in England, Richard Hall started drawing as a child. His grandfather was a master craftsman and furniture maker who taught him to be resourceful and to have a keen eye for detail – character traits which can be seen in Richard’s work. 

It’s hard to say what stands out most when you first see Richard’s work:  for some it’s his utterly realistic and almost translucent style, almost free of brush strokes; while for others it’s his uniquely inventive and often witty compositions that most catch the eye.  Either way, Richard’s pieces give us a look on reality that combines the nostalgia of everyday objects such as produce, kitchen utensils or tools.  Ad when you stand back and look at his works, it’s easy to see why he is a storyteller at heart.

His still life paintings don’t just represent reality:  they trigger in the view emotions, memories and questions as if to suggest we try out a different way of looking at things.

 Richard says, “There are a lot of one-liners in my paintings.  My wide likes to say it’s because I’m English, but as I get older, I realize how important it is to look at things with some humor, especially these days.”   Humor, yes.  But as with all good humor, there’s a lot of truth – and sometimes a slight pang or regret or melancholy behind his work. 

Richard resides in Mesa, AZ with his wife Sharon and his children and six grandchildren nearby.  Richard’s work is on exhibit at the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ.

The Celebration of Fine Art is a unique art experience which gives visitors the opportunity to watch 100 artists in their working studios January 16 – March 27, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ. Open daily from 10 am – 6 pm. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the 100 artist studios under the 40,000 square foot exhibit tent.  Artists are on-site creating, allowing for the visitor to watch them at work, discover what inspires them and the techniques used to create the works of art.  


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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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