Gordon  Richards

Gordon Richards

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Curriculum vitae

1953    Born Melbourne. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

 

HISTORY    

Before painting his first canvas in the early 90’s, Gordon was a highly acclaimed chef and innovative restaurant owner in Bendigo, Victoria, farming much of his own produce, including yabbies! In 1991 he relocated to Noosa, Queensland and established a new restaurant highly regarded for its innovative cuisine.  It was in Noosa that Gordon’s talent for drawing and painting finally emerged - he exchanged his chef’s knives for paint brushes and so began his extraordinary career as an artist.

Gordon’s training as a chef enables him to work fast and spontaneously; scraping back and layering lush acrylics onto his canvases.  Together with his self-confessed passion for “wine, women and food” and his ability to record observations of humour and pathos in everyday life, the artist is rewarded with the instant appeal that has made him one of Australia’s most successful artists. 

EXHIBITIONS    

1995    The Waiting Series Fine Art Stockroom, Brisbane  
1996    Feast Your Eyes - Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane  
1996    One Man Exhibition - The Queen Street Fine Art Gallery, Sydney
1997    Solo Exhibition - Libby Edwards Gallery, Melbourne
1997    Solo Exhibition - Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
1998    Solo Exhibition - Libby Edwards Gallery, Melbourne
1999    Solo Exhibition - Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2000    Contemporary Australian Paintings - Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
2000    Blown Away - Solo Exhibition Libby Edwards Gallery, Sydney
2000    Take Me Home Baby - Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
2001    One Man Exhibition - Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003    La Dolce Vita - Art Galleries Schubert, Gold Coast
2003    New Works - Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
2004    Mixed Exhibition – Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2005    Autumn Mixed Exhibition – Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2005    New Works - Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
2006    Solo Exhibition - Vie à la Campagne, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2006    Christmas Exhibition with Gallery Artists – Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2007    Top Guns 07 – Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2007    Solo Exhibition – Fleurtation, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2009    Solo Exhibition – Tides of Spring, Schubert Contemporary, Gold Coast
2009    Solo Exhibition – Birdsong, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2009    40 x 40 Special First Christmas Show Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, Qld
2010    First Anniversary Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2010    Solo Exhibition - Long Hot Summer - Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, Qld
2010    Christmas Portrait Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2011    Solo Exhibition - Melodic Conversations, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2011    8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists' Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012    Solo Exhibition - Hyd ran gea, Richard Martin Art, Sydney  
2013    Solo Exhibition - Glow, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2013    Solo Exhibition - Slippery When wet, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2015    Solo Exhibition - Light, Anthea Polson Art, QLD

COLLECTIONS

Represented in numerous private and corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas including USA, Brazil, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Japan
 

Gordon Richards

Curriculum vitae

1953    Born Melbourne. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

 

HISTORY    

Before painting his first canvas in the early 90’s, Gordon was a highly acclaimed chef and innovative restaurant owner in Bendigo, Victoria, farming much of his own produce, including yabbies! In 1991 he relocated to Noosa, Queensland and established a new restaurant highly regarded for its innovative cuisine.  It was in Noosa that Gordon’s talent for drawing and painting finally emerged - he exchanged his chef’s knives for paint brushes and so began his extraordinary career as an artist.

Gordon’s training as a chef enables him to work fast and spontaneously; scraping back and layering lush acrylics onto his canvases.  Together with his self-confessed passion for “wine, women and food” and his ability to record observations of humour and pathos in everyday life, the artist is rewarded with the instant appeal that has made him one of Australia’s most successful artists. 

EXHIBITIONS    

1995    The Waiting Series Fine Art Stockroom, Brisbane  
1996    Feast Your Eyes - Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane  
1996    One Man Exhibition - The Queen Street Fine Art Gallery, Sydney
1997    Solo Exhibition - Libby Edwards Gallery, Melbourne
1997    Solo Exhibition - Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
1998    Solo Exhibition - Libby Edwards Gallery, Melbourne
1999    Solo Exhibition - Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2000    Contemporary Australian Paintings - Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
2000    Blown Away - Solo Exhibition Libby Edwards Gallery, Sydney
2000    Take Me Home Baby - Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
2001    One Man Exhibition - Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003    La Dolce Vita - Art Galleries Schubert, Gold Coast
2003    New Works - Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
2004    Mixed Exhibition – Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2005    Autumn Mixed Exhibition – Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2005    New Works - Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
2006    Solo Exhibition - Vie à la Campagne, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2006    Christmas Exhibition with Gallery Artists – Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2007    Top Guns 07 – Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2007    Solo Exhibition – Fleurtation, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2009    Solo Exhibition – Tides of Spring, Schubert Contemporary, Gold Coast
2009    Solo Exhibition – Birdsong, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2009    40 x 40 Special First Christmas Show Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, Qld
2010    First Anniversary Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2010    Solo Exhibition - Long Hot Summer - Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, Qld
2010    Christmas Portrait Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2011    Solo Exhibition - Melodic Conversations, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2011    8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists' Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012    Solo Exhibition - Hyd ran gea, Richard Martin Art, Sydney  
2013    Solo Exhibition - Glow, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2013    Solo Exhibition - Slippery When wet, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2015    Solo Exhibition - Light, Anthea Polson Art, QLD

COLLECTIONS

Represented in numerous private and corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas including USA, Brazil, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Japan