Salford born Bob Richardson has gained considerable renown in the art world as a leading exponent of painting in the medium of pastel. After five years of Art School he developed a career in advertising, before becoming a full-time artist in 1975.
He is known for his luminous, confident paintings that exude a sense of well-being and optimism, tranquil yet exciting. Warm sunlight and the joy of being outdoors in fine weather in some of the world’s favourite locations are Bob’s forte.
Bob's paintings are now in many significant corporate collections including Granada TV, BMW Cars Ltd, Walkers Crisps, Boddingtons Brewery, Manchester Stock Exchange and the Salford Art Gallery. The Daily Telegraph has written of his work: “He achieves a standard of excellence which holds its own against the best of the masters of his genre”.