Richard Sorrell

Richard Sorrell was born in 1948, the son of Alan Sorrell, the historical draughtsman and painter, and Elizabeth Sorrell, the watercolourist. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools (Post Graduate Course), having also attended Walthamstow Art School (Pre-Diploma) and Kingston College of Art (Dip AD).

He was elected to the Royal Watercolour Society in 1975, served as Vice President of that society from 2002 to 2005, and was elected President from 2006 to 2009. During his presidency he founded the RWS Friends in East Anglia, which later became the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists.

He was an Executive Committee member of the New English Art Club from 1995 to 2006 and 2009 to 2010, and is also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (by whom he was awarded the De Laslo Medal in 2002). He is a member of the Small Paintings Group, the Art Workers Guild and the Chelsea Arts Club. He was a Governor of the Mall Galleries from 2000 to 2006.

EXHIBITIONS

Society Exhibitions

  • 1975 – present Royal Watercolour Society Exhibitions
  • 1985 – present Royal Society of British Artists (featured artist 1993)
  • 1995 – present New English Art Club
  • 2009 – present Small Pictures Group
  • 1971 – present (irregularly) Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions

Galleries

  • 2019 Jerram Gallery, Sherborne
  • 2019 The Table Gallery, Hay on Wye (solo)
  • 2019 Panter and Hall Gallery, London (solo) ‘Things I have noticed’
  • 2018 Bankside Gallery, London (solo) ‘BREXhibITion’
  • 2017 Wolfson College, Cambridge
  • 2016 – present Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst, E Sussex
  • 2015 Works on Paper Fair
  • 2010 – 2012 Petleys Gallery
  • 2010 Rowley Fine Art , Winchester
  • 2010 – present Fosse Gallery, Stow on the Wold
  • 2009 Rainyday Gallery, Penzance
  • 2008 Chappel Galleries, Essex
  • 2003 – present Galleries Sternberg, Chicago
  • 1997 – 2015 Thompson’s Gallery, Stow on the Wold and Marylebone
  • 2003 and 2007 Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne Dorset
  • 2002 – 2006 Sheen Gallery
  • 1985 – 2011 Art in Action
  • 1997 Leamington Spa Art Gallery (with Edmund Fairfax-Lucy)
  • 1996 – 2017 Llewellyn Alexander Gallery
  • 1996 The Old Workshop Gallery, Norfolk
  • 1981 – 1993 Agnews
  • 1980 Hayward Gallery, Lutyens Exhibition
  • 1978 Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend on Sea
  • 1975 DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham

Contact Richard

By telephone: 01736 369 613 or 07979 514618

By email

Via his website

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