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. He has since been gaining notoriety for his masterful depictions of the wind-lashed waterways and stormy skylines of this country’s historic capital.

He has always been attracted to the rivers and buildings of London, in particular the dramatic tidal level of the Thames and it’s rapidly changing landscape. He combines observations with memory and re-imagined views to create dramatic prints and paintings wrapped up with the emotion of the vernacular and factual.

Nick has a studio overlooking the Thames river at Thames-Side Studios, where he also teaches Etching nearby at Thames-Side Print Studio. In 2017 Nick was elected into the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.


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


2010-2017 Etching tutor, Thames-side Print Studio
2007-2012 Member of Greenwich Printmakers
2009-2011 Member of Southbank Printmakers
1991-2009 Printmaking Tutor, Community Education Lewisham

Selected Exhibitions

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