cambridge contemporary art

Richard Spare

Richard studied painting at Maidstone College of Art (1971-74). He has continued to produce his own work ever since and has become intensely involved in printmaking.

A Master printer, Richard has editioned work for many contemporary artists, including David Hockney, Robert Ryman, Francesco Clemente, Donald Sultan and Keith Haring. In 1977 he worked with David Hockney as his assistant, setting up an etching studio for him. It was an interesting time as Richard was able to watch Hockney at work on his sets for the Glyndebourne 'Magic Flute'. In 1988 Richard spent several months in New York working with Jasper Johns, proofing and editioning complex carborundum prints. 

Today, Richard concentrates solely on his own work, which derives from nature and travel. The garden he has designed at his studio in Charlton is a rich source of inspiration. Filled with hollyhocks, foxgloves, poppies and wisteria, it is a small haven for wildlife and has been a starting point for many of his prints. Richard's studio is a homage to the art of printmaking, with its lovingly-restored antique etching presses, housed in a converted Victorian coach house.

A frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and an invited exhibitor at the Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries, Richard also regularly shows his work internationally.

One-man international shows include a series of annual exhibitions throughout Japan, as well as shows in Ballarat and Daylesford, Victora, Australia. He has been Guest International Artist at the Toorak Village Art Affair, Melbourne.One-man shows in the UK include The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery, Trevelyan College, University of Durham.

Notable mixed shows include The Art on paper Fair at the Royal College of Art and the Originals, Society of Wildlife Artists and Royal Society of British Artists Open exhibitions at the Mall Galleries.
Richard's work appears in many collections worldwide; public collections include Trevelyan College, University of Durham and Aston University.

Go to our Printmaking Techniques page for more information on how these prints are created

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £150 - £1850.


Japanese Orchid 

drypoint and watercolour

35.5 x 30 cm

£490 framed

£390 unframed 

Bright Robin 

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 12.5 cm

£270 framed 

£199 unframed

Hummingbird 

drypoint and watercolour

12 x 15 cm

£199

Strolling Pheasant 

drypoint and watercolour

20 x 25 cm

£350 framed 

£275 unframed 

Olives 

drypoint and watercolour

£545 framed 

£395 unframed 

Cane Table 

drypoint and watercolour

60.5 x 40 cm

£649 framed 

£469 unframed 

 

Lone Gull

drypoint and watercolour

9.5 x 9 cm

£99 unframed 

Baby Blue 

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 15 cm

£220 framed 

£150 unframed

Freesias

drypoint and watercolour

35.5 x 35.5 cm

£545 framed

£395 unframed

Melody in Blue

drypoint and watercolour

30 x 26 cm

£475 framed

Red Squirrel

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 12.5 cm

 £199 unframed

Dinghy

drypoint and watercolour

21.5 x 11.5 cm

£210 framed 

£135 unframed 

Goldfinch

drypoint and watercolour

12 x 15 cm

£270 framed

£199 unframed

Three Hens

drypoint and watercolour 

6 x 8 cm

£80 unframed

 

For You

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 10 cm

£150 framed - nearly sold out, it's the last one!

Ahoy!

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 20 cm

£199 unframed 

Fishing Boats

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 20 cm

£215 framed

£140 unframed

 

Iris Spring

drypoint and watercolour

59 x 50 cm

£450 unframed 

 

Tulip Trio

drypoint and watercolour

40.5 x 40.5 cm

£395 unframed

Fishermen drypoint and watercolour 8.5 x 10.5 cm £249 framed £199 unframed

Fishermen

drypoint and watercolour

8.5 x 10.5 cm

£249 framed

£199 unframed

Night Owl

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 12.5 cm

£255 unframed 

Honey Suckle 

drypoint and watercolour

36 x 36 cm

£545 framed

£395 unframed 

Goldcrest

drypoint and watercolour

£295 framed

Nasturtium 

drypoint and watercolour

40 x 20 cm

£275 framed

£199 unframed 

Chat

drypoint and watercolour

11 x 8.5 cm

£110

Mooncat  drypoint and watercolour 14 cm x 12.5 cm £270 framed  £199 unframed

Mooncat 

drypoint and watercolour

14 cm x 12.5 cm

£270 framed 

£199 unframed

Purple African Violet 

drypoint and watercolour

41.5 x 40 cm

£545 framed 

£395 unframed 

Cheeky Ibis 

drypoint and watercolour

11 x 8.5 cm

£110 unframed 

Mr Pickles 

drypoint and watercolour

12.5 x 15 cm

£270 framed 

£199 unframed

New Arrival 

drypoint and watercolour

16.5 x 11 cm

£199 unframed 

Orange Sail 

drypoint and watercolour

7 x 15 cm

£170 framed 

£120 unframed 

Pyramid Vase 

drypoint and watercolour

61 x 61 cm

£1150 framed 

£899 unframed 

Stonechat 

drypoint and watercolour

£300 framed 

Swallows Darting 

drypoint and watercolour

10 x 9.5 cm

£80 unframed 

Tokyo

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 15 cm

£220 framed

£150 unframed

Daffodil drypoint and watercolour 35.5 x 35.5 cm £350 framed  £230 unframed

Daffodil

drypoint and watercolour

35.5 x 35.5 cm

£350 framed 

£230 unframed

Alizarin Roses

drypoint and watercolour

30 x 26 cm

£390 unframed

Song of Love

drypoint and watercolour

SOLD

 

London Parakeet

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 12.5 cm

£270 framed

£199 unframed

Blue Iris drypoint and watercolour £135 unframed

Blue Iris

drypoint and watercolour

£135 unframed

Summer Lovebirds

drypoint and watercolour

37.5 x 50.5 cm

£600 framed

£450 unframed

Hydrangea

drypoint and watercolour

59 x 50 cm

£680 framed 

£480 unframed 

Chaffinch

drypoint and watercolour

14 x 12.5 cm

£210 framed

Perching kingfisher 

drypoint and watercolour

20 x 20 cm

£305 framed 

£230 unframed 

Dreaming dormouse 

drypoint and watercolour

12.5 x 15 cm

£199 unframed 

Moonlight seascape 

drypoint and watercolour

5.5 x 7.5 cm

£115 framed 

£80 unframed 

French Table 

drypoint and watercolour

61 x 40 cm

£649 framed

£469 unframed 

Melody in Blue 

drypoint and watercolour

£475

Cycle to the Quay 

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 20 cm

£215 framed 

£140 unframed 

Lemon Orchid

drypoint & watercolour

15 x 15 cm

£220 framed

£150 unframed

Penguins 

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 14.5 cm

£199

Shrew

drypoint and watercolour

12.5 x 15 cm

£199 unframed

Summer Swallow

drypoint and watercolour

14 x 12.5 cm

£199 unframed 

The Mimosa 

drypoint and watercolour

20 x 20 cm

£374 framed 

£299 unframed 

Hollyhocks

drypoint & watercolour

35 x 35 cm

£350 framed

 

Love is Forever

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 15 cm

£225 framed

£150 unframed

Tern

drypoint and watercolour

12.5 x 14.5 cm

£295 framed

£225 unframed

Spring Bullfinch

drypoint and watercolour

£300 framed - nearly sold out, it's the last one!

Feisty Firecrest drypoint and watercolour 125 x 150mm £295 framed £225 unframed

Feisty Firecrest

drypoint and watercolour

125 x 150mm

£295 framed

£225 unframed

Evening of the Egret

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 12 cm

£295 unframed

£295 framed

Blue Boat

drypoint and watercolour

11 x 12.5 cm

£120 unframed 

Fox

drypoint and watercolour

12.5 x 15 cm

£270 framed

£199 unframed