My paintings and constructions are part of a constant process of research which is concerned with depicting space (real and illusory), framing, repetition, ambiguity, dynamism and colour.
I have recently began to reveal , conceal, substitute and destroy imagery in an effort to produce a contemporary realization of the palimpsest.
Richard Liley BA (Hons), FRSA, RTS Trained at the Hertfordshire college of Art & Design, St. Albans and at Reading University, studying Painting and Art History under Sir Terry Frost ( St. Ives School) and Neil MacGregor (Director of the British Museum). Richard Currently runs a Tuition business and he is also a Course Leader for the Open College of the Arts. Richard has exhibited work regularly, taking part in numerous exhibitions in Sussex including the Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne, Planahead Gallery Eastbourne, Stables Art Gallery, Hastings, Farley Farm Gallery, Farley Farm Trust (the Lee Miller collection and home of Sir Roland Penrose) in Chiddingly, Lewes and at the Thebes Gallery in Lewes. Richard was elected Chairman of the Eastbourne Group of Contemporary Artists, a group which consists of about fifty artists across Sussex in 2004 . Richard has a teaching studio in Eastbourne and has just been invited to join the Barbican Arts Group , Hertford Road studios (starting 1st September 2010) near Haggerston Station, London and will be taking part in the Open exhibitions.
|December 2013||Open Studios Barbican Artists Trust group Hertford Road|
|October 2012||Open Studios Exhibition , Barbican Artists Trust group, Hertford Road,|
|October 2011||Open Studios Exhibition , Barbican Artists Trust group, Hertford Road,|
|September 2009||Royal Glasgow Institute Exhibition, Argyll|
|August 2007||Thebes Gallery Lewes|
|July 2006||Farley Farm Trust Gallery exhibition, Chiddingly|
|May 2006||Staples Theatre Gallery exhibition|
|September 2006||Open College of the Arts Tutors Exhibition, Barnsley|
|August 2005||Brighton Fringe exhibition|
|September 2004||Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne|
|(New exhibition)4 -16th April 2008||Esprit Exhibition, Eastbourne Group of Contemporary Artists, The Arts Forum 36 Marina St Leonards-on-sea|