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.”



1983-86 MA (RCA) Printmaking, Royal College of Art
1980-83 BA Hons Fine Art, Bristol Polytechnic
1979-80 Foundation Diploma, Cambridge College of Arts & Technology


2010-present Etching tutor, Thames-Side Print Studio
1991-2009 Etching Tutor, Community Education Lewisham


2017 Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers
2007-2012 Greenwich Printmakers
2009-2011 Southbank Printmakers


The Royal Collection of Her Majesty the Queen
The British Museum

Selected Exhibitions

2018 RE Originals, Bankside Gallery
2018 London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy
2018 Print Rebels (Box Set) Bankside Gallery
2017 Summer Show, Royal Academy, London
2017 Silent Highway, Thames-side Studios Lounge, London
2013 Summer Show, Royal Academy, London
2011 Bite, Mall Galleries, London
2011 Art In Action, Oxford
2010 Viewfinder Gallery, London
2009 National Theatre, London
2009 OXO Gallery, London
2008 Originals 08, Mall Galleries, London
2008 RWA Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
2002 Summer Show, Royal Academy, London
1987 Barbican Centre, London
1986 Consort gallery, Imperial College, London