New Purple Gallery Artist October 15 2020
We are pleased to soon be introducing new paintings to the Gallery by local artist Richard Otford Russell. Richard was born in Alvechurch, Worcestershire. He excelled in art at school but his career took a very different path.
He continued, however, to pursue his love of painting and attended evening classes so as to cultivate his talent in landscape painting.
Richard says: "This recent series of paintings were created at an extraordinary time in world events when I had time to get out and enjoy the exceptional Spring weather. I revisited the places I had discovered in my youth. Fladbury and Pershore lie in close proximity to each other along the River Avon. I remember kayaking on this stretch of the river. It was utterly idyllic. Shimmering water bathed in sunshine with Swallows and Dragonflies darting around us".
There will be four of Richard's wonderfully atmospheric watercolour paintings available at our Christmas Show which opens at 10 am on Saturday 14th November 2020. The show continues (following a short break for Christmas) until the end of January 2021.