Born in Plymouth in 1947.
After leaving school, Richard Blowey studied at Plymouth School of Art. After a period living on the east coast of England he returned to the South West in the late 1960’s. Taking all sorts of jobs from farming to fishing he still pursued his art as a hobby but found that his work became more ‘in demand’ prompting him to concentrate on art as his full- time profession.
His detailed observations of the power and motion of the sea and the nature of the countryside around him were a constant inspiration to him. Being by nature, restless, enquiring and experimental, he enjoyed being challenged, these challenges producing a diversity of subject matters.
As he matured Richard attained a high standard in his art, especially in his paintings depicting the natural beauty we have in Cornwall with its dramatic land and seascapes. Richard favours oil painting and whilst he is happy to paint in his studio, he prefers to “go out” and paint his subject ‘en plein air’.
His strong use of colour and confident and forceful technique produce works that are both vibrant and emotive, creating powerful images that have a tactile and motion filled quality, creating paintings which appeal to all the senses.