Richard Colson

Born: 1955 in United Kingdom
Lives and Works: London, United Kingdom

Oil painter Richard Colson describes his work as 'loose realism'. His figures and landscapes are built from dabs of the brush. He loves to capture movement, and his most recent subject is fencing.

Colson studied at Goldsmiths, and was awarded the Daler Rowney Prize at the Barbican in 1992. Several solo shows followed. He's been artist in residence at the Savoy Hotel and Canary Wharf, and his work is collected by the House of Commons, House of Lords and Royal Dutch Shell.

Colson loves to paint the city, often gaining permission to access unique views, for example the roof of Somerset House.