Richard King - Oil on Glass

September 09, 2020

Richard King - Oil on Glass

OIL PAINTINGS ON GLASS

From trekking across the Slovenian Alps to stargazing on the Isle of Skye, King’s work transports the eye and the imagination with the possibility of adventure.

Artist Richard King was born and raised in Birmingham and has established his name as a leading British landscape painter, renowned for his spectacular original compositions on glass. Wyecliffe Galleries is delighted to welcome a unique series of works inspired by visits to the most awe-inspiring scenery the globe has to offer. From trekking across the Slovenian Alps to stargazing on the Isle of Skye, King’s work transports the eye and the imagination with the possibility of adventure.


THE PRACTISE OF PATIENCE


Having completed a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Wolverhampton University, Richard King also held a position as an art tutor for over two decades; the wealth of knowledge gained from mentoring rising stars has contributed to his innovative outlook. Originally working within the figurative and abstract genres, it was just 7 years ago that the artist began exploring landscape painting. Born from a desire to spend more time outdoors, it was through experiencing incredible scenery first-hand that he knew he had a story to tell though the painted medium.

Having found a passion for the great outdoors from an early age, this interest has culminated not only in an exceptional creative vision, but an interest in adventurous sports on land and sea. A professional coach and four-star white-water Canoe and Kayak leader, King was singled out for his wealth of experience and selected as an elite specialist to paddle the highest river in the world – the Zanska Gorge which lies in North India and the Himalayas.

As a committed mountaineer, his ambition to scale ever higher peaks has likewise seen King travel to the Alps visiting several different countries including Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France to experience their many challenges. Closer to home, the artist has sought the views from the highest summit in the British Isles, Ben Nevis as well as the beauty of Snowdonia in Wales.

At the heart of his ethos is to witness the changing seasons of his chosen landscape first-hand, capturing it with his camera as his own version of an artist’s sketchbook. Amongst the exertion and energy spent to complete his challenges, there are quiet moments of observation searching for the perfect view to transform into his mesmerising compositions.

King spent years experimenting with surfaces such as board, metal, plastic and glass searching for the best medium to render the translucency of colour he experienced to the depth of his painting. Harnessing light itself, King struck upon the concept of glass and a new genre was born. An extraordinary mind, uniquely the artist composes the piece backwards; painting the foreground first, he layers the background above and presents the finished work to the viewer with the smooth unpainted side facing outwards. Speaking of his technique, King reveals;

“I think my Dyslexia plays a role in my art, working back to front comes naturally! Maybe it’s something to do with the way my brain is wired, in fact I find it easier to paint in reverse than the normal way now. Looking around I’ve only found one other artist who works in the same medium as myself, and he is really great.

The technique wasn’t easy to begin with and I made a lot of mistakes and broke many a painting to begin with, I still do! Glass thickness is important (sounds silly!) - 2mm breaks and 4mm is too heavy. 3mm is perfect though that took a while to discover. Patience is so important, I learned quickly to work on multiple pieces at a time, as each layer takes days if not weeks to dry out before you can go back to it. Most pieces have at least 3 to four layers so can take up to four weeks to complete, larger pieces can take up to 2 months”


DEBUT COLLECTION AT WYECLIFFE GALLERIES


Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 59 x 59 cm / 23.22" x 23.22"
Framed Size: 70 x 70 cm / 27.55" x 27.55"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

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Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 59 x 59 cm / 23.22" x 23.22"
Framed Size: 70 x 70 cm / 27.55" x 27.55"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

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Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 48.2 x 68.1 cm / 18.97" x 26.8"
Framed Size: 59.1 x 79.1 cm / 23.26" x 31.14"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

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Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 48.2 x 68.1 cm / 18.97" x 26.8"
Framed Size: 59.1 x 79.1 cm / 23.26" x 31.14"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

Sold out

Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 48.2 x 68.1 cm / 18.97" x 26.8"
Framed Size: 59.1 x 79.1 cm / 23.26" x 31.14"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

Sold out

Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 48.2 x 68.1 cm / 18.97" x 26.8"
Framed Size: 59.1 x 79.1 cm / 23.26" x 31.14"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

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Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 68.1 x 48.2 cm / 26.81" x 18.97"
Framed Size: 79.1 x 59.1 cm / 31.14" x 23.26"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

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Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 68.1 x 48.2 cm / 26.81" x 18.97"
Framed Size: 79.1 x 59.1 cm / 31.14" x 23.26"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

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Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 60 x 60 cm / 24" x 24"
Framed Size: 71 x 71 cm / 28" x 28"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

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Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 60 x 60 cm / 24" x 24"
Framed Size: 71 x 71 cm / 28" x 28"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

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Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 48.1 x 71.1 cm / 18.93" x 27.92"
Framed Size: 59.1 x 82 cm / 23.26" x 32.28"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

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Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 48.1 x 71.1 cm / 18.93" x 27.92"
Framed Size: 59.1 x 82 cm / 23.26" x 32.28"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

Sold out

Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 59 x 59 cm / 23.22" x 23.22"
Framed Size: 70 x 70 cm / 27.55" x 27.55"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

Sold out

Medium: Original oil on glass
Glass Size: 59 x 59 cm / 23.22" x 23.22"
Framed Size: 70 x 70 cm / 27.55" x 27.55"
• Free UK mainland delivery
• Wooden Brushed Black Frame as shown
• Premiere Packaging & Full Insurance
• Earn Loyalty Points with each purchase
• Full Certification & Documentation
• Interest Free Credit Available

Sold out

TWO PASSIONS BECOME ONE


Valuing the environment that not only provides him with panoramic views for his work, but new adventures to plan, King is fiercely committed to the preservation of wildlife and the natural world. Having observed the impact of the rapid growth of human infrastructure and pollution, King’s art serves to encourage the rhetoric around the changes needed to protect the environment. Highlighting neatly how fragile the world is by painting on glass, this theme informs both his medium and his practice. Seeking out beauty spots under threat of ecological change, we can enjoy the world’s greatest views through King’s remarkable talent. An artist with an ethos, Wyecliffe Galleries are extraordinarily happy to unveil his debut collection. For all enquires please contact us on 01932 847939 or info@wyecliffe.com.


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