Richard Cresswell

My abstract and figurative work has always been large scuptural and outdoors which is where I find inspiration, I have a love of nature’s curves which appear everywhere I look, in plants and trees in rivers, rocks and hte sky or the human body.  I work exclusively in metal as it is a material I know well and have worked with most of my life.

With metal I do like using its inherent properties of colour, plasticity, tension and finish rarely using any applied finishes like paint to work but using what the material is capable of such as oxidising, accepting a texture or a mirror finish.

At present more than half of my output is Kentic being moved usually by wind and air currents and occasionally water.  For me adding any sort of movement to a piece has to give it and the viewer a sense of calm and tranquility and grace.

I gained a degree in fine art at Warwick College and Birmingham City University.