Category: Art

A change of painter’s ‘palate’ brings artist Simon Richardson out of his shell

Simon Richardson’s first exhibition in New Zealand for almost a decade, Southern Gothic, at Milford Galleries in Dunedin has finished earlier this month. It includes “Mila” which was chosen for the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London .

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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 receiving 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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