Richard Nicholls is one of the working artists based on site at Bevere Gallery with a studio space at Yew Trees Artist Studios. The studios, along with a shared gallery space, are open to visit Tue–Sat 10–4.
With a background in graphic design, Richard’s work is often inspired by shape and pattern. He makes fine art photographs with compositions drawn from the natural world; he also enjoys producing more abstract images made up of colour and texture.
Richard Nicholls is often working on a number of projects at once, producing series of images over time; usually over several months. Projects start with a concept or an idea and evolve naturally as his thinking and reflection process occurs. This is what makes photography interesting for him; the way that ideas lead on from each other and sometimes, in spite of all the planning and preconceptions, new avenues of work can emerge quite by chance through experimentation.
Richard also enjoys working with other artists on creative projects. Recent collaborative projects have been exhibited at the EPSY Photographic Award, the Kickplate Project’s 2020 Valleys’ Exhibition and more locally, as part of the Outdoor Art Gallery with work shown using empty shop windows in Worcester city centre.
Richard has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and shows his work as part of Worcestershire Open Studios of which he is a founder member and organiser.