Keith Richens RSMA


Having been inspired by the Naturalist movement in 19th Century European art, Keith Ricehens tries to create striking images sometimes with a narrative sub-text which hopefully fascinate and remain with the viewer.


Keith paints mainly in oil or watercolour, preferring to work in a studio using reference photographs he has taken along with notes and sketches made on location. Sometimes using video to capture an atmosphere or a movement which can be interpreted and incorporated into my paintings. Keith also uses a computer as an aid to compositional, colour and tonal decisions.


1950 Born in Yeovil, Somerset

1968-72 Somerset College of Art, Taunton South West Regional Diploma in Art and Design (with credit)

Licentiateship of the Society of Industrial Designers - LSIA

Later Membership of the Chartered Society of Designers - MCSD

1972- Present Freelance Illustrator and Artist Working for major publishers, advertising agencies, design companies etc. Clients include – Saatchi, J.W Thompson, Harper Collins, Viking Penguin, Pan

Books, I.P.C. Magazines, The Reader’s Digest, The BBC.

My work is also in private collections including – Alan Ayckbourn, John Wells, Sir Adam Ridley and Margaret Rapacioli.

2008 Elected as an Associate Member of the RSMA.


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