Richard Hoare


Richard has been painting ever since he left school - a vocational painter in the truest sense. The Inspiration for his work goes back to some of his earliest memories of the forests around his Father’s farm in East Anglia. This was magnified by his experiences walking the Pilgrim routes of England, France and Spain, drawing and recording the all the way.

His work never stagnates, always evolving and moving forward, reflecting perhaps the experience of the Pilgrimages. This is despite the apparent paradox of his regular return to stand on the same spot in the same locations seen in his work, year after year. The Journey begins, rests and then continues with Light, every step enriched by the experience of this Light.

In the last decade in particular, Richard has been pursuing the Intuition that it is in fact Universal behind all the diversity in the Landscape that has been drawing him in all these years. This has been verified by his recent work in various countries (America and Argentinian and Chilean Andes in 2016 and 2017), exploring the archetype of the ‘Mountain of Light’ as a guiding focus in these Landscapes. Work that proved to be an excellent preparation for the two year project and residence in Koumi, Japan, which led to the two month Solo Exhibition at The Kougen Museum of Art in 2018. On his return West, Richard continues to return to the Landscape.


February 17th 1967, Ipswich UK

Studios established Dorset, UK and Gascony, France

Foundation Course, Cambridge College of Art and Technology 1986 – 1987

BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art (2.1) Kent Institute of Art and Design (K.I.AD) 1987-1990

Post Graduate Diploma Cyprus College of Art 1992-1993


Solo Exhibitions


1994 ‘ A Walk in Cyprus ’ Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh

1995 ‘ Light on Water ’ Peter Potter Gallery, Edinburgh

1996 ‘ Recent Work ’ Friends Room Victoria and Albert Museum London

1998 ‘ Recent Work ’ The Quaker Gallery London WC2

1999 ‘ Recent Work ’ 54 The Gallery Mayfair, London W1


2001 ‘ Recent Paintings ’ Salisbury Library, Wiltshire

2002 ‘ Recent Paintings ’ 54 The Gallery Mayfair, London W1

2005 ‘ Oaxaca Series ’ Polanco, Mexico DF

2005 ‘ France and Mexico ’ 54 The Gallery Mayfair, London W1

2006 ‘ Prints and Drawings ’ First Class Teas, Cambridge

2008 ‘ Recent Work ’ 54 The Gallery Mayfair, London W1


2010 ‘ Tree drawings ’ Le Salon, Auch, Gascony, France  

2011 ‘ Recent Work ’ 54 The Gallery Mayfair, London W1

2011 ‘ Drawings from Ancient Wiltshire ’ Salisbury Library and Galleries .

2012 ‘ Summer Exhibition Featuring Richard Hoare ’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2015  Drawings made at Woburn Abbey as Artist in Residence .  Woburn Abbey .

2016  ‘ Recent Work ‘ 54 The Gallery Mayfair, London W1

2018 ‘ The Song of Koumi ’ Koumi-Machi Kougen Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

1991 Group Show, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh  

1994 Group Show, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1994 Work in ‘City Image’ Exhibition, King Street Gallery, Bristol

1994 ‘ Ten Young Painters ’ John Martin Gallery, Albermarle St, London W1

1995 ‘ Cystic Fibrosis Trust ’ Exhibition, Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London

1997 ‘ Young Masters ’ Battersea, London

2001 ‘ Black as Ink ’ Gugeleton Gallery, Dorset

2002 ‘ In Praise of Trees ’ Salisbury Festival

2005 Colour and Form at The Sabin Gallery , Albermarle St, London W1

2006 Royal Society of Landscape Painters, Mall Galleries, London

2009 ‘ Facination with Trees ’ Bark Festival – Dorset

2011 ‘ Conflict ’ Other Worlds exhibition organised by MoD and Wiltshire Gov.

2012 Pictures exhibited at Lemon Street Gallery stand London Art Fair

2013 ‘ Gallery Artists Summer Exhibition ’ Lemon Street Gallery

2014 ‘ Anniversary Exhibition ’ Lemon Street Gallery

2016 ‘ Winter ’ a group of Monoprints exhibited at Abby Hignell Gallery Mayfair London .


London, Canterbury, Bristol, Paintings in Hospitals UK, Scotland, France, Germany

Switzerland, Cyprus, Belgium, USA, Argentina, Australia , Japan - Horiuchi Collection , Kurozawa Distillery Nagano prefecture Japan.

The Duke and Duchess of Bedford .  

Work Exhibited in Collections



Wiltshire County Council,

C. Hoare & Co. Bank, Fleet Street, London

Invited to hang a rotating exhibition at ReD Plc UK HQ

Two books of Poetry are held in the Scottish National Poetry Library

The Bridgeman Art Library hold a collection of work in their data base

Work incorporated into The Lowther Art Collection .

Work on tour with “Other Worlds “ project Wiltshire Gov.

A piece of work is included in the Brenda Pye Bequest to Falmouth Art Gallery

Public Collections



‘Black as ink’ Reviewed in Blackmore Vale Magazine

Biographical entry in ‘British Artists Since 1940’, pub. Art Dictionary Ltd.

Mentioned in ‘Portscatho- An Artist’s Colony’ , By Chris Insol

‘Fascination with Trees’ review in Blackmore Vale Magazine 17/04 /2009 page 10

La Depeche ( French Newspaper )  22 /01/ 2010 page 2

Catalogue of recent work produced by Cable Europe Brussels June 2010

Richard Hoare catalogue published by Lemon Street Gallery

Article in Western Morning News 17/08/2012

Aricle in Riverside magazine Spring 2015 Edition 56

Various reviews and articles in Shinano Mainichi Shimbun, Japan 2018

‘The Song of Koumi’ publication by Kougen Museum of Art 2018