Nick Richards ARE

Nick Richards is a London based printmaker, artist and educator. He studied Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1986. In 2017 he was elected as an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Based in South East London, Nick works at Thames-Side print Studio beside the river in SE18.


“I love the architecture of the river; the old wharves, jetties and moorings. I study the ebb and flow of the tide on my journeys to and from the studio. The river is a living thing in a constant state of flux. Its tides reveal glimpses of its past and the sounds along its course point to a time when it was a working river.

Many of my favourite places have now gone but they are archived as photos, drawings or memories. I re-imagine these images and they become distilled through various etching processes to finally form my work.”