Richard Bradley (born 1947)
Looking West to Alverstoke
The central part of this watercolour depicts, left to right: Brodrick Hall, Jackie Spencer's Bridge, Alverstoke Church & Rectory
watercolour, signed with monogram
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 44.2 x 64 cm
Born in Portchester in 1947, Richard was apprenticed in Art & Design at a design studio in Portsmouth before completing his formal studies in Illustration, Design, Lettering and Typography at Portsmouth College of Art. A long-time Gosport resident, he worked for many years as an illustrator at The News and as a graphic artist at HMS Collingwood, and has also taught at local colleges.
Richard has been a keen watercolourist since being given a set of paints as a boy, and takes great inspiration from the countryside and the local area. Inspired by artists such as Rowland Hilder and Jack Merriott, Richard has exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at the Mall Galleries in London.