Viv Richards moved to Cornwall from London in 2017. She previously painted the sea as an escape from her busy London life, but now her paintings are about finding calm and peace on the beautiful Cornish coast - even on a wet, stormy day. Her work celebrates the vastness of the sea and sky, and the sublime feeling of open space.
Viv's collage and mixed media works are built up in layers of collage, gouache, oil paint, and sometimes clay, paper pulp or felting wool. Often, she will burn or place the work in the bath or out in the rain, allowing these mediums to dictate the final outcome.
Central St Martins, BA Hons Jewellery
West of England University Bristol, BA hons Fine Art
Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition 2019
Cameron Contemporary Gallery, Hove
Brixton East Gallery, South London Women Artists
Tate Modern, 'Pillow Talk', South London Women Artists Columbia Road Gallery, Hoxton, London.
Rise Gallery, Croydon
William Pelly Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Harbour Gallery, Whitstable Broadstairs Gallery, Thanet
Menier Gallery, London Bridge.
Jeannie Avent Gallery, East Dulwich. Affordable Art fair, Hampstead
The Other Art Fair, Truman Gallery, London Liberty, Regent Street
Dazzle, Manchester and Glasgow
Kew Gardens, London