Richard Nicholls

Artist and photographer
close-up detail of recycled Polaroid instant film
Digital Art, Multidisciplinary, Photography

My art is constantly evolving but almost always involves a photographic process. My images are primarily about pattern, rhythm and texture, and range from representational photographs of the natural world, through to abstract pieces; some purely aesthetic, others are driven by real world events.

My current interests lie with utilising Polaroid instant film to produce original artwork from iPhone photos and other digital files. I will have a number of Polaroid works on display. 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.

I have recently finished exhibiting a new body of work – 'Off Grid' – made in collaboration with artist Karen Stone. Images from the exhibition can be seen as well as sketchbooks and notes showing how the work was made.

I also have a new series of work entitled 'uninvited guests' which consists portraits of the flora found in my garden. As well as prints, I have handmade cards and a 36page booklet featuring some of the plant and foliage portraits.

I work from a studio space at Bevere Gallery on the outskirts of Worcester and my studio is open year-round for visitors to see where and how I work, to view works in progress and completed artwork. Please get in touch if you’d like to arrange a studio visit.

Venue address
Bevere Gallery
Bevere Lane
Once on the gallery site, enter the Coach House (the two storey white building) from the courtyard side or the café side. My studio is upstairs at the end of the corridor. what3words: ///windy.proper.liner
07906 275811
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