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Richard Kenton Webb

Subject Leader, BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

Richard Kenton Webb is an artist and educator with over 30 years of extensive experience in various teaching roles, at institutions including The Slade School of Fine Art, London and The Royal Drawing School, London. As well as teaching at some of the most respected art colleges in the UK, Richard has taken part in many residencies overseas, including The British School, Rome; Cité International des Arts, Paris; SACI International, Florence; LARQ, Tasmania, Australia; and Tao Hua Tan, China.

Richard joined Plymouth College of Art in November 2020 as Subject Leader for our BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking programme.

An award winning artist (Sunny Art Prize, 2020), Richard’s practice focuses on painting, drawing and printmaking. Richard makes his own paints and inks using pure pigments, and is currently working on a series of imaginative drawings, paintings and linocuts inspired by John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost.

With his work held in collections in the UK, Europe, China, Mauritius, Japan, Australia, the USA and Canada, Richard’s most recent shows have been in Texas at the Martin Museum of Art in Emergence, curated by Dr Richard Davey; and at the Sokei Academy, Tokyo in Seer: European Painting & Drawing, curated by John France. Richard will be taking part in the Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair in 2021 and has been invited to the Josef and Anni Albers Residency, USA in 2022.

Richard’s passion for teaching and his own creative practice are interlinked, and he is always looking for new ways to communicate and share complex ideas, helping each student to find their own unique voice.