Ray Richardson |1964 , Born in Woolwich, Great Britain

Ray Richardson graduated from St Martins School of Art in 1984, and his work draws from his personal life and childhood experiences, which he uses as a starting point for colourful, ironic paintings. His creations depict the ambiance of major capital cities, and also echo the musical language of people like Gil Scott Heron and Marvin Gaye, who have provided auditory inspiration for him.

Ray Richardson has won many awards, including the British Council Award and the BP Portrait Award; his work has been exhibited, amongst other places, in the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

  • Time To Get It Together 1999