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Richard Tratt July 2018

'Painting the Forest'


We welcome Richard back to the gallery with his latest work portraying the Forest with his palette of soft colours and distinctive detailed foregrounds.

"For me, the New Forest is an artists paradise. Inspiration is around every corner from panoramic heathland landscapes with their ever present New Forest ponies, to meandering rivers and colourful ancient woodland habitats. Intimate close studies of the natural flora and fauna give an extra dimension to the painting possibilities." Richard Tratt

Richard Tratt Prints


Richard Tratt at work

Richard Tratt oil 'Nibbling the Gorse'
Nibbling the Gorse
Oil on Board
Image Size: 24.5 x 30.5cms
Framed Size: 35.5 x 41.5 cms
Price Framed: £395
Richard Tratt oil 'Tete a Tete'
Tete a Tete
Oil Painting
Image Size: 40.5 x 50.5 cms
Framed Size: 59 x 69 cms
Price Framed: £695
Richard Tratt oil 'Cattle at Fritham'
Cattle at Fritham
Oil Painting
Image Size: 40.5 x 50.5 cms
Framed Size: 59 x 69 cms
Price Framed: £695
Richard Tratt oil 'High Point, Lyndhurst'
High Point Lyndhurst
Oil Painting
Image Size: 30.5 x 60.5 cms
Framed Size: 49 x 79 cms
Price Framed: £695
Richard Tratt oil 'Early Spring, Latchmore Brook'
Early Spring Latchmore Brook
Oil Painting
Image Size: 75 x 120 cms
Framed Size: 80 x 125 cms
Price Framed: £3200
Richard Tratt oil 'The Heather Season'
The Heather Season, Hampton Ridge
Oil Painting
Image Size: 40.5 x 76 cms
Framed Size: 56 x 91 cms
Price Framed: £1200

Richard Tratt oil 'White Moor, Lyndhurst'
White Moor, Lyndhurst
Oil Painting
Image Size: 30.5 x 40.5 cms
Framed Size: 41 x 51cms
Price Framed: £550
Richard Tratt oil 'Blackbird'
Blackbird
Oil Painting
Image Size: 20.5 x 25.5 cms
Framed Size: 30.5 x 36 cms
Price Framed: £395
 

Artist Details: Richard is a painter of British landscape and wildlife. As a young boy he developed a consuming interest in natural History, with a particular fascination for butterflies and moths. He began painting in his teens and attended Northwich College of Art Cheshire and Dartington College of Arts, Devon (1970-1974).

Richard spends a great deal of time observing and sketching his subjects in their environment. Most of his wildlife paintings are finished in the studio, but much of his landscape work is painted outdoors. He works mainly in oils on canvas. Richard has been painting full time since 1979, and was elected a member of The Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) in 1981 and The Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) in 1986. Married with two daughters, he lives at Fordingbridge, Hampshire on the northern edge of the New Forest