Bob Richardson was born in 1938 in Lancashire and after five years of Art School he worked in advertising. Considerable success at exhibitions as an amateur painter led him to the decision to turn professional in 1975. Bob Richardson is known for his luminous, confident paintings that exude a sense of well-being and optimism, tranquil yet exciting. Warm sunlight and the joy of being outdoors in fine weather in some of the world’s favourite locations are Bob’s forte.
Bob Richardson’s reputation has steadily grown, now being a voting member of the Pastel Society and a regular exhibitor at the Confederation of British Artists and at the Mall Galleries in London. He was awarded their Grand Prix in 1991 and other awards have followed. Bob Richardson paintings are now in many significant corporate collections including Granada TV, BMW Cars Ltd, Walkers Crisps, Boddingtons Brewery, Manchester Stock Exchange and the Salford Art Gallery. Paintings in private collections include those of Baroness Margaret Thatcher and Rolling Stone Bill Wyman.
He has gained considerable respect in the art world, his paintings having a superb radiance, charm and atmosphere, and as the art critic of the Daily Telegraph wrote: “He achieves a standard of excellence which holds its own against the best of the masters of his genre”.