Richard Nicholls is a Worcester based artist. His work is primarily about pattern, rhythm and texture, and ranges from representational images of the natural world, through to abstract pieces; some purely aesthetic, others are driven by real world events.
Richard uses Polaroid instant film to make photographic images. Polaroids have an aesthetic all of their own; slightly soft with exaggerated colours and a high gloss finish. There’s something magical about an image produced by a chemical process. The same image can turn out differently every time, and that’s part of the appeal — the unexpected and the haphazard means that every picture is unique.
Richard studied Creative Digital Media at the University of Worcester, is a founder member and co-organiser of Worcestershire Open Studios and an artist member and volunteer with ArtCan. He works from a studio space at Bevere Gallery on the outskirts of Worcester and his studio is open for visitors to see where and how he works, to view works in progress and completed artwork. Please get in touch if you’d like to arrange a studio visit.