For Arts Sake Framing Prize awarded to Nick Richards
Our annual framing prize, awarded at the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers’ exhibition in London, goes to a printmaker whose masterful etchings depict the wind-lashed waterways of the capital
Nick’s etching and aquatint was chosen from more than 100 works on show, with gallery director Brian Davis saying: “We loved the simplicity of this piece and the atmosphere that can be created with this combination of techniques.”
The prize awards £250 of framing services to a chosen printmaker each year. Nick, an Associate Member of the RE – which, founded in 1880, is one of the world’s most prestigious printmaking institutions – graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1986.
The print ‘Crossing’ is part of a suite of works called ‘Silent Highway’.