for winning Second Place in the fine art category!
Whadcock studied general fine art at Bristol Art College from 1986-89. He completed his Masters Degree in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art from 1989-91, working in intaglio and lithography: “The direct nature of lithography also started to draw me back to painting as well. Printmaking involves a process which gives a working structure. To some degree this has found its way into my approach to painting from the preparation of a painting surface, hand wiping etching plates to hand wiping paintings. The parring down of anything that is insignificant to the bare essentials for the image to work. Early influences, and these influences have stayed with me until present day, are artist such as Cy Twombly, Robert Motherwell, Milton Avery to Vermeer, Turner and Rembrandt.” Whadcock has exhibited widely in the UK. You can find out more about him at richardwhadcock.com.