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Artist wins for second time – Otago Daily Times

Broad Bay artist Simon Richardson is looking forward to seeing some of America’s great works of art in Washington and New York after recieving a $12,500 Canadian grant for the second time in eight years.

Artist on scholarship to New York school

Dunedin Artist Simon Richardson has won a $5000 US Scholarship to attend the New York Graduate School of Figurative Art.

Life and Leisure

Inspired by the work of Michelangelo and the Dutch old masters, a young Dunedin artist is making the grade as a new master of the art of portrait painting.

Simon Richardson’s Mila Portrait off to Top UK Show –

Dunedin artist Simon Richardson’s portrait of his seven-year-old daughter Mila is believed to be the first by a New Zealander to be chosen for the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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‘Mila’ off to top UK show – Otago Daily Times

A Broad Bay artist who painted former All Black Anton Oliver in the nude has had a portrait chosen for a prestigious art exhibition.

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Simon Richardson interview – The Listener

Encouraged by Grahame Sydney, Simon Richardson opted for solid observation over fashionable conceptual art and is now a sought-after portraitist.

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Achievement highlighted in portrait – Otago Daily Times

Dunedin’s Chinese Garden provides the background to former mayor Peter Chin’s portrait, a choice Broad Bay artist Simon Richardson said indicated something about Dunedin’s former leader.

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Hooked into art – New Zealand Herald

It was four years ago when former All Black Anton Oliver was struck by a painting of a cup of tea and a piece of toast by Dunedin artist Simon Richardson.

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Mayor will not be bare – Otago Daily Times

An announcement that Broad Bay artist Simon Richardson has been approached to paint Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin’s official portrait can only lead to one question: Will he be depicted nude?

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Artist Simon Richardson wins international grant – The Big Idea

The Herald reports that Dunedin artist Simon Richardson has won a lucrative international grant.

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