Biography

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A love of painting took hold early on in Philippa’s life. During her school days she recognised a natural leaning towards colour, texture and observing landscapes.

Philippa subsequently went on to study English & Education at Cambridge University. However, she became aware that her true passion lay in the art world, and in 1996 she won a scholarship to study Fine & Decorative Art at Sotheby’s Institute in London where she graduated three years later with a 2(i) degree.

After completing her training, Philippa turned down an offer to join Sotheby’s British Pictures Department, and instead went to work for the London art dealer Messum’s. While there, she found herself particularly inspired by the artworks of the late Wilfred de Glehn and John Singer Sargent, and by fellow artists she met, including Kurt Jackson and Philip Hicks. This proved the catalyst in her decision to pursue a career as a professional artist.

Philippa is not a commercial artist. Every painting is bespoke, and she seeks to inject passion and emotion into each one, drawing on her own life experiences. She has demonstrated her versatility over time by painting a broad range of subjects, although she specialises in still lives, landscapes and seascapes. She works mainly in oil and particularly enjoys interpreting the rugged coastlines of Cornwall and the Scilly Isles.

Philippa has also donated works to the annual Macmillan De’Longhi charity art auction, alongside such artists as Gavin Turk, Trace Emin and Damien Hirst.

 

Past exhibitions:

 

June 2017

Wey Gallery Summer Exhibition

February 2017

Christmas Exhibition at Ardquin Private View

2016 June

Ardquin Arts Final Exhibition

2015 September

Autumn Exhibition, Ardquin Fine Arts

2015 May / June

Clifford Blakey and Philippa Richardson at Ardquin Fine Arts

2014 September

Autumn Exhibition with Elizabeth Calthorpe, Terence Clarke, Chris Elsden, Philippa Richardson and Maryann Ryves at Ardquin Fine Arts

2013 November

Ardquin Fine Arts

2013 June

‘Local Artists’ Exhibition at Ardquin Fine Arts

2012 October

‘Ellie Hesse, Philippa Richardson and David Puttick at Ardquin Fine Arts

2012 June

‘Local Artists’ at Ardquin Fine Arts Haslemere, Surrey

2011 December

‘Christmas on the Wey’, The Wey Gallery, Godalming

2011 September

Bonhams, 101, New Bond Street, London

2011 June

‘Coast to Coast’ The Wey Gallery, Godalming.

2010 September

The Avenue, St. James’s Street, London, Macmillan De’Longhi

2009 September

The Avenue, St. James’s Street, London, Macmillan De’Longhi

2008 September

The Avenue, St. James’s Street, London, Macmillan De’Longhi

2007 December

Collaboration Solo show for Coutts Bank.

2007

The Arts Club, 40 Dover St, London W1S 4NP

2005 - 2006

Surrey Artists Open Studio’s, Aquarius, Godalming.

2004 - 2010

‘Wet Wet Wet’ exhibition at The Red Biddy Gallery and then permanently exhibiting as a Founder artist.

2002

Gallery 54, Shepherds Market W1, London

1998 - 2000

Hanging Space, Newington Green, no 16, London