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

£390 unframed

Bright Robin

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 12.5 cm

£225 unframed

Hummingbird

drypoint and watercolour

12 x 15 cm

£199

 

Cane Table

drypoint and watercolour

60.5 x 40 cm

£469 unframed

Strolling Pheasant

drypoint and watercolour

20 x 25 cm

£290 unframed

 

Olives

drypoint and watercolour

SOLD OUT

 

Lone Gull

drypoint and watercolour

9.5 x 9 cm

£99 unframed

Baby Blue

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 15 cm

£150 unframed

Freesias

drypoint and watercolour

35.5 x 35.5 cm

£395 unframed

Melody in Blue

drypoint and watercolour

30 x 26 cm

£390 unframed

Red Squirrel

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 12.5 cm

£225 unframed

Dinghy

drypoint and watercolour

21.5 x 11.5 cm

£199 unframed

Goldfinch

drypoint and watercolour

12 x 15 cm

£225 unframed

Three Hens

drypoint and watercolour

6 x 8 cm

£80 unframed

For You

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 10 cm

SOLD OUT

Ahoy!

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 20 cm

£225 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  £199 unframed

Fishermen

drypoint and watercolour

8.5 x 10.5 cm

£199 unframed

Night Owl

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 12.5 cm

£225 unframed

Honey Suckle

drypoint and watercolour

36 x 36 cm

£395 unframed

 

Goldcrest

drypoint and watercolour

SOLD OUT

Nasturtium

drypoint and watercolour

40 x 20 cm

£230 unframed

Chat

drypoint and watercolour

11 x 8.5 cm

£150 unframed

 
Mooncat   drypoint  and watercolour  14 cm x 12.5 cm  £225 unframed

Mooncat

drypoint and watercolour

14 cm x 12.5 cm

£225 unframed

Purple African Violet

drypoint and watercolour

41.5 x 40 cm

£395 unframed

Cheeky Ibis

drypoint and watercolour

11 x 8.5 cm

£110 unframed

Mr Pickles

drypoint and watercolour

12.5 x 15 cm

£199 unframed

New Arrival

drypoint and watercolour

16.5 x 11 cm

£199 unframed

Orange Sail

drypoint and watercolour

7 x 15 cm

£199 unframed

Pyramid Vase

drypoint and watercolour

61 x 61 cm

£999 unframed (only 3 editions left)

Stonechat

drypoint and watercolour

SOLD OUT

Swallows Darting

drypoint and watercolour

10 x 9.5 cm

£80 unframed

Tokyo

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 15 cm

£150 unframed

Daffodil   drypoint  and watercolour  35.5 x 35.5 cm  £350 unframed

Daffodil

drypoint and watercolour

35.5 x 35.5 cm

£350 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

£225 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

£450 unframed

Hydrangea

drypoint and watercolour

59 x 50 cm

£480 unframed

Chaffinch

drypoint and watercolour

14 x 12.5 cm

£210 framed

Perching kingfisher

drypoint and watercolour

20 x 20 cm

£275 unframed

 

French Table

drypoint and watercolour

61 x 40 cm

£469 unframed

Dreaming dormouse

drypoint and watercolour

12.5 x 15 cm

£225 unframed

 

Melody in Blue

drypoint and watercolour

£390 unframed

Moonlight seascape

drypoint and watercolour

5.5 x 7.5 cm

£1120 unframed

Cycle to the Quay

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 20 cm

£225 unframed

Lemon Orchid

drypoint & watercolour

15 x 15 cm

£199 unframed

Penguins

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 14.5 cm

£225

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

£299 unframed

Hollyhocks

drypoint & watercolour

35 x 35 cm

SOLD OUT

Love is Forever

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 15 cm

£225 unframed

Tern

drypoint and watercolour

12.5 x 14.5 cm

£295 framed

£225 unframed

Spring Bullfinch

drypoint and watercolour

SOLD OUT

Feisty Firecrest   drypoint  and watercolour  125 x 150mm  SOLD OUT

Feisty Firecrest

drypoint and watercolour

125 x 150mm

SOLD OUT

Evening of the Egret

drypoint and watercolour

15 x 12 cm

£225 unframed

Blue Boat

drypoint and watercolour

11 x 12.5 cm

£199 unframed

Fox

drypoint and watercolour

12.5 x 15 cm

£270 framed

£225 unframed