Artist and educator
Richard Newton has enjoyed a distinguished career as a leading Art Educator in Victoria, Australia and is now retired from the ‘Art room’ and concentrating on his own art work. His original works were recently exhibited and sold at the popular Red Hill and Camberwell Art Shows.
Richard and his family have had a long association with Thailand and he has a innate love of the people, their art, architecture and culture. He has conducted many tours from the north to the south of Thailand for his art students as well as for other schools and adult groups.
In Richard’s current work one can see the link to Thailand through his use of gold and silver leaf and the reoccurring Thai landscape.
He regularly works with bitumen and a range of acrylic and oil colours in an expressionistic use of line. Richard has recently developing a new style of work which involves enlarging his photographs onto canvas and painting over the top of them. This current work is creating interest in Thailand.
One of Richards’ passions is to work with a client to create a commissioned work for a specific place. This is a challenging way for him to incorporate his own creativity with the clients wishes for a new art work.
‘Painting for me is a way of expressing the essence of line and movement whether in a nude, landscape or abstraction’ [R Newton, July 08]