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Richard Briggs

Artist Biography

Richard Briggs

Richard began working as a freelance illustrator in Plymouth after qualifying with a B.A in Design and Illustration. 

Richard exhibited his watercolour illustrations in a number of galleries in and around Plymouth where he was given a one-man exhibition of his work at the Barbican Gallery in the historic Old Quarter of the city. 

While working in Plymouth Richard was commissioned by Plymouth City Council to produce a series of illustrations promoting the city. He has also undertaken many private commissions, including a watercolour of the Oval cricket ground for the former Prime Minister John Major.

Richard has continued to paint and illustrate during a number of years working as a teacher. He has taught in London, Norfolk and North Somerset, as well as periods of time working in West Africa and Cairo. He has travelled widely throughout Europe and much of his recent work has been inspired by his travels. 

Richard is now working solely on his illustration and gallery work. A recent commission has been a series of wildlife illustrations for North Somerset County Council. He has always been most enthusiastic about his reportorial illustrations, depicting scenes from both this country and his travels abroad. He is now producing original watercolour illustrations, which can be found in a number of galleries across the South of England.