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Richard Swann

Richard Swann trained and qualified at Leeds and is now based in Hastings in East Sussex. Here he takes inspiration from daily life and whatever happens to cross his path. This usually takes the form of the daily parade of bohemian eccentricity, the sometimes wild weather, the abundance of fishing boats, and the odd black cat.

He has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and many times at the Mall Galleries in London. He works mostly in his studio in Hastings, but can often be found working 'en plein air' around the south coast of England and beyond. With a background in illustration, Richard is most at home drawing with a pencil whilst relaxing in a pub or café. In recent years, he has taken the spontaneity of mark-making from quick sketches into paintings using oil as his preferred medium.