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Richard Twose was born in Devon in 1963. He studied 3D Design at the University of Creative Arts, Farnham from 1985 to 1988. After leaving he based himself in London and became a jewellery designer. For the next 15 years Richard sold his collections worldwide to stores such as Barneys, New York and Harvey Nichols. He also designed bespoke collections for, among others, Margaret Howell and Paul Smith as well as making one-off pieces for clients including Sting, Joan Collins and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones.
During this period Richard was a visiting lecturer at the University of Brighton and Camberwell Art College, however in 2000, looking for new challenges, Richard decided to close his jewellery business and moved to a village south of Bath. Whilst teaching art and history of art at a sixth form college in Bristol he began to paint in oils.
In 2011 he won the Victoria Prize at Bath’s Victoria Gallery and was invited to become a member of the Bath Society of Artists. In 2014 Richard was runner up in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. Richard has been interviewed by the critic Edward Lucie-Smith and was chosen by artist Jonathan Yeo to feature in a CNN Arts documentary “Ones to Watch”.
In 2015 he appeared in a film that accompanied the National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum’s major exhibition ‘Rembrandt, the Late Works’ where he demonstrated Rembrandt’s innovative painting techniques. He now paints full time in his studio in a remote barn in Somerset. Richard’s recent commissions include Alice Prochaska, Principal of Somerville College, Oxford and Viscountess Rosie Grimston; the latest in an unbroken collection of family portraits that goes back to 1452.