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Richard Blunt

Richard Blunt

Richard has always been inspired by artists such as Vermeer, John William Waterhouse and in particular Caravaggio. He admires not only the way they painted with a dramatic use of light and realism, but how they managed to make their paintings look like a scene straight out of a modern movie. Richard aims to tell a story or create mystery in each of his pieces. He feels that while a film can do this easily, his challenge as an artist is to capture a similar feeling in just the snap shot of a single image, and this is what he strives for. More often than not he is also inspired by his own experiences. As with most artists, as his life changes, so does his work. Gradually evolving from his earlier compositions, themes of love and happiness have started to emerge in his paintings. “I am never truly happy with a piece unless I feel it holds enough mystery to stop and intrigue the viewer, if only for a moment.”