Richard Woodgate: Artist and Wood Craft

Plymouth, Devon

Richard Woodgate specialises in painting the countryside of the west country in both watercolours and acrylics. From mist shrouded moorland tors, through wooded valleys and rocky shorelines, he sees his work as a celebration of nature throughout the changing seasons. His painting style and technique varies depending upon the subject. Watercolours are painted in the ‘English tradition’ using quality lightfast paints on handmade cotton rag watercolour paper. His acrylic pictures are painted onto canvases and have a more contemporary feel, capturing the detail, spirit and mood of our wonderfully varied landscape and wildlife.
Richard also loves to carve in wood using native hardwood timbers to produce a range of simple, sometimes quirky, yet striking objects. Richard tries to enhance the natural beauty and tactile qualities of the wood selected for his projects by using hand tools and finishing the pieces with quality oils and wax polishes.