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Photograph of Artist RICHARD HARPUM
RICHARD HARPUM
Doncaster, South Yorkshire - United Kingdom


, Winter Stroll, Landscape, $766
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, Windsor Castle From The R, Landscape, $383
, Tower Of London Poppies B, Landscape, $677
, Winter Morning, Big Ben, , Landscape, $1,449
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, Positano Vista, Amalfi Co, Landscape, $2,751
, Evening In Valletta Harbo, Landscape, $520

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Artist Statement

I find painting to be one of my most satisfying pastimes. Although I drew and painted as a youngster, a career in the British Army followed by many years as a senior executive in business, meant that I did not start pursuing my passion again until I was in my 50s. I am so glad that I did. Although I love the Impressionists, the engineer in me means that I have a great deal of difficulty being “loose” in my own work. Having tried and failed, I decided to take the route of being a realist artist, and recently coined “High Definition Art” as my slogan. However, I am not interested in achieving photorealism. I want people to see that my pictures are paintings, and would hate the thought that someone had to take a close look to discover that one of my paintings was not a photograph. My time-consuming technique pretty much prohibits painting en plein air, so I use photographs for reference in my studio. Consequently, I take a camera everywhere, although this drives my wife nuts! However, I deliberately avoid painting a direct copy of any of my photos. Indeed, with each new painting, I seem to do more and more enhancement, often combining a variety of references, to achieve an interesting result. First, I will often adjust the view, so as to create focal points on one or more “golden ratios” (1:1.613). I may also change the lighting, moving shadows and illuminated areas ...

Original Artworks (76)

Richard Harpum, winter stroll, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
12 x 11 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Windsor Castle from the R..., 2016, Original Printmaking Giclee,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Giclee, 2016
20 x 16 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Tower of London Poppies B..., 2016, Original Printmaking Giclee,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Giclee, 2016
70 x 50 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Whitby Harbour North Yorkshire, 2016, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
30 x 20 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Winter Morning, Big Ben, ..., 2014, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
12 x 16 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Positano Vista, Amalfi Co..., 2014, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
20 x 16 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Evening in Valletta Harbo..., 2014, Original Printmaking Giclee,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Giclee, 2014
24 x 18 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Uluru Sunset Ayers Rock, ..., 2014, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
12 x 10 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Kruger White Rhino, 2014, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
12 x 10 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Fun on the River Cam, Cam..., 2014, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
30 x 20 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Fishing Boat Repairs, Ess..., 2014, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
20 x 16 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Dr Peter Hindle MBE, 2014, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
30 x 24 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
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Richard Harpum, Winter Lights, Buckingham..., 2013, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
16 x 20 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Great Wall of China, Muti..., 2013, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
12 x 16 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, River Dart Fly Fisherman, 2013, Original Printmaking Giclee,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Giclee, 2013
12 x 10 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Shem Creek  Shrimpers, Ch..., 2013, Original Printmaking Giclee,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Giclee, 2013
24 x 20 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Cadiz Garden, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
16 x 20 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Meeting Street Inn, Charleston, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
16 x 20 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Oscar and Me, 2013, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Oil Painting, 2013
12 x 10 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom
Richard Harpum, Mont Saint Michel Soir, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Richard Harpum
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
24 x 24 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United Kingdom


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