About Richard Meyer
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My working practice involves traditional drawing and sketching with Oil pastels on silk art paper but sometimes I dive straight in with thick oil paint depending on my mood and the subject matter. Inspiration is very important but once I start nothing much comes in the way.
So, I've been around a long time and done lots of things, hopefully some good. I am also a naturalist and zoologist (Glasgow University - PhD re-establishing Cornish Chough), badger protector, writer (12 books & >100 articles/papers), illustrator, cinema projectionist, Primary School teacher, lecturer, cricket coach and biker... but none of that is as demanding as art and painting, which I find to be the toughest thing I've ever done.
My work is probably best described as expressionist: because for me Fine Art is a synthesis of Nature, the Real World and one's emotive reaction to it. I also believe that oil paintings should be about the substance of the stuff (the Painted Object) and not merely an imitation of something else (the Observed Subject).