Richard Slater, (Royal Institute) Retrospective Exhibition at Wildwood Arts.
Friday 30th August- 21st September. Preview: Friday 30th August 6-8pm
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Wildwood Art Gallery in Horrabridge is holding a unique exhibition celebrating a lifetime’s work by the Westcountry artist Richard Slater RI. This retrospective presents a diverse collection of work. Many of the paintings have a real historic pedigree.There is unseen work from the 1950s and 1960s. It has been curated by Richard Slater’s agent and Wildwood Arts. The exhibition will also include a number of works exhibited formerly by the Royal Institute in London.
Slater was born in London in 1927. He attended the Hornsey School of Art. He had been exhibited with the World Touring Exhibition of the Arts Council, and at the Royal Academy.
During a distinguished career teaching art in London and Plymouth, the diversity and range of his artistic talent was recognised by his election to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1999. He is now an honorary member of the Royal Institute. He is also a member of the St Ives Society of Artists.
Throughout his career he has excelled at depicting the English landscape in all its richness. The result is a well crafted, poetic and often allegorical style which places him at the centre of the British Neo–romantic movement. He portrays landscapes as abstracts with a narrative through the medium of vibrant colours. Working with equal dexterity across a range of mediums, Slater’s work is at its best a series of engaging images of rural scenes, villages, wildlife and flora.
Slater’s paintings are in the permanent art collection of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter and in the art collection of the BBC. His paintings represent the art of a master of his craft. They are both an enduring joy and an investment for the future.
Wildwood Arts, Chapel Lane,
Horrabridge, Yelverton. PL20 7SP