Artist Richard Watkin paints evocative locations and landscapes, some real some imagined. His work has a bold graphical style evoking a sense of nostalgia. Richard's love of Art Deco, retro style and the railway posters from the 1920s to 1950s is evident in his work. He paints with acrylics on a linen canvas in his Dorset garden studio and his paintings are collected by enthusiasts both in the UK and abroad. All Richard's original paintings are available to purchase. The paintings below are shown in mock room settings to give an idea of how they could look in your home. If you would more images, price guides or to view any of Richard's work then please contact us >
THE LIGHTHOUSE PORTLAND NOSTALGIC RETRO ORIGINAL PAINTING
Dreamlike, stylized version of the Portland Bill Lighthouse. The painting uses tones of soft pink for the clouds with glowing white borders. Blues are used for shadows instead of a more usual grey. Painted in a simple graphical style, with acrylics on a linen canvas by Dorset artist Richard Watkin, this piece is 50cm x 70cm. Signed and dated by Richard. If you would like to see the painting we are happy for you to visit the studio.
BLANDFORD FORUM DORSET ORIGINAL PAINTING
The Grade II listed Blandford Bridge and the newer iron footbridge make for an interesting composition. Dorset artist Richard Watkin was drawn to the parallels between the old and new bridges both spanning the River Stour. Painted in acrylics on a linen canvas this piece is 50cm x 70cm, signed and dated by Dorset artist Richard Watkin. If you would like to see the painting we are happy for you to visit the studio.
ST ALDHELM'S CHAPEL ORIGINAL PAINTING
The rather unusual square stone St Aldhelm’s Chapel, believed to have been built in the late 12th century, stands 354 feet above sea level on the wonderful exposed and wild headland, which gives it its name. The simplicity of the chapel appealed to Richard along with its wild and isolated location. Painted in acrylics on a linen canvas this piece is 50cm x 70cm, signed and dated. If you would like to see the painting we are happy for you to visit the studio.
THE BEACH HUT BOURNEMOUTH NOSTALGIC RETRO ORIGINAL PAINTING
Based on the style of a Bournemouth Beach Hut, this hut is facing inland to allow Richard to include the sea and the sky as opposed to the cliffs, allowing you to imagine what your view is, California, Miami, Cape Town, you decide. Painted in a simple graphical style, with acrylics on a linen canvas by Dorset artist Richard Watkin, this piece is 50cm x 70cm. Signed and dated by Richard. If you would like to see the painting we are happy for you to visit the studio.
DURDLE DOOR IMPENDING STORM ORIGINAL PAINTING
Richard likes to experiment and push his artistic abilities, which is exactly what he did with this painting of an impending storm at Durdle Door on Dorset's Jurassic Coast. The bold skyline and shadows create a dramatic scene and you can imagine yourself stood on the beach listening to the waves crashing and waiting for the storm to arrive. Painted with acrylics on a linen canvas, this piece is 70cm x 1000cm, signed and dated.
THE DAILY ECHO BUILDING BOURNEMOUTH ORIGINAL PAINTING
Richards love of architecture, particularly the Art Deco period, promoted this painting of the iconic Daily Echo Building in Bournemouth. Painted from its lower corner with the left-hand side perspective stretching to the top of Richmond Hill and the right hand side perspective kept on the level, the finished painting is a real statement piece. Painted with acrylics on a linen canvas this piece is 1m x 1.2m. Signed and dated.