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Richard Tuff

Richard Tuff

Richard Tuff was born in Manchester in 1965. After a highly successful career working as a textile designer, with designs used in the American, European and Japanese industries; Richard moved to Cornwall at the end of 1988 and has since concentrated on his paintings.

Biography

Richard Tuff has been represented by Beside The Wave since 1989, developing a strong following of collectors from across the UK who follow his career with avid interest. In 2015, the gallery published 'Richard Tuff: 25 years of paintings' commemorating his work to date and in 2019, we celebrated working with Richard for 30 years.

Richard Tuff's paintings have childlike charm to them, they are rich and strong yet contain an array of subtle changes in light and tone to produce a comprehensive depiction of the scene he is painting. He carefully studies subject matter, encapsulating the essence or feeling of a place- often disregarding the natural order of things. With a sympathetic and diverse range of painterly skills, Richard's work is an escape for the viewer-transporting you seamlessly to the place that lies within the painterly plane.
"To be able to experience the great contrasts of scenery is one of the great joys about living in Cornwall; it is only a short trip from our home on the north coast to the peaceful creeks and sailing waters of the South. I seek to emphasise the tranquillity of this area with a palette of cool blues and greens, using the gentlest and most harmonious tones to express this sense"- Richard Tuff




Education:
Foundation Art Course: Mid Cheshire College of Art
Degree in Textile Design: Winchester School of Art

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 '30th Anniversary', Solo Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2019 'Inside and Out', Solo Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2018 'A Small Cornish Collection', Solo Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2017 Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham Racecourse
2017 'Colours of Cornwall', Solo Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2016 'Four Man Show', BesideThe Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2016 The Affordable Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Battersea, London
2016 The Affordable Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Hampstead, London
2016 'Harbours and Houses', Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2016 The Chelsea Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London2015 A Classic Cornish Collection, Beside The Wave London
2014 25 Years of Painting, Beside The Wave
2013 Colours of the South Coast, Beside The Wave
2012 Paris Nights / Cornish Views, Beside The Wave
2011 Across the River, Beside The Wave
2010 Travels in Tuscany and Umbria, Beside The Wave
2009 A Sense of Place, Beside The Wave
2008 Painting along the River Fowey, Beside The Wave
2007 En Provence, Beside The Wave
2006 A View around Every Corner, Beside The Wave
2005 Natural Shapes, Beside The Wave
2004 Into The Light, Beside The Wave
2002 Seaside Gardens, Beside The Wave
2001 Ionian Summer, Beside The Wave
2000 Forty Paintings of St. Ives, Beside The Wave
1992-99 Annual Solo Exhibition, Beside The Wave


Mixed Exhibitions:

2011 Bristol Affordable Art Fair
2003 Joint show with Neil Pinkett and Paul Wadsworth, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London
1992 Beside The Wave, Falmouth
1990 Royal West Of England Academy, Bristol
1989 Royal West Of England Academy, Bristol

Other exhibiting projects:

Medici Gallery, London
The Eye Gallery, Bristol
Anna Mei Chadwick, London
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
CCA Galleries, Cambridge, Oxford, Bath & London
Affordable Art Fair
Chelsea Art Fair



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