Richard Mountford is a figurative painter based in Wales. The artist’s works encompass a range of subject matter from classic portraiture to still life and contemporary themes. Richard’s style is painterly, with thick layers of pigment creating smooth volumes and a beautiful sense of depth in his works.
I find Richard’s Shoe Series quite interesting to look at as a whole. I find it really intriguing to see an artist explore a series of forms that are both extremely similar and different in subtle ways. Such a series showcases the specific elements of Richard’s style, and makes it easy to find the common ground in how he treats his subjects, or those moments where the artist has tried something different.
The richness of the colours in Richard’s paintings invites prolonged viewing – I find it easy to get lost in the details of one of Richard’s paintings. The faces in the artist’s portraits are wonderfully expressive, and seem to capture the personality of the subject along with their physical features.