Richard Chuck

The featured artist for December is Richard Chuck.

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“Finders Keepers” 

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“The Time Traveller” 

Richard Chuck in his words.....

I was born in Denaby, South Yorkshire, in an age when most people had very little...but being born in Yorkshire gave me a dusting of true Yorkshire grit, embellished with a big dose of creativity. My family moved to the Lincolnshire Wolds, with its hidden idyllic landscape and gently rolling hills falling into quiet atmospheric valleys, in the 1970's. I spent many lost days exploring all the places that I shouldn't have! My favourite place of all was finding myself lost in my imagination, a place that gave me some comfort. I was a weird looking kid who didn't really fit in, so many hours were spent drifting around alone. It's what I liked to do.

I have painted in one form or another most of my life and have experimented in many different mediums. For now I'm quite happy with my chosen medium of acrylic ink which I paint on to watercolour paper. My inspiration is mostly drawn from the Lincolnshire Wolds, its landscapes and its diverse wildlife.

My mind remains a constant buzz of jumbled images of weird creativity. I have no formal training but continue to trust my free imagination. The fire in my heart is born out of passion. I love what I paint and remain driven by something that I can't explain.