London Oil Painting ‘Autumn, Victoria Embankment’ by Richard P Cook
This London oil painting was inspired by the ‘majesty’ of London’s icons and holds a special place in Richard’s heart. Of the city, Richard says “there is so much to see; so many stories to paint.” Here, the autumnal leaves remind us of the long history of London. Year in and year out, against the ever-evolving backdrop of the City’s architecture, the seasons pass through quietly. They are a steady feature, crossing generations. They are consistent. Just like the River Thames itself.
This London oil painting captures the beauty of the river Thames and awe-inspiring architecture of the city of London.
Oil Painting on Canvas
Signed by the Artist
London Oil Painting Artist
British painter, Richard P. Cook, RBA (Royal Society of British Artists) has travelled extensively seeking beauty in the light, colour and variation of landscapes, both natural and manmade. Born in the fishing town of Grimsby, marine and maritime subjects often thread through his work. He studied painting and sculpture at Grimsby, and later Maidstone College of Art. Richard was then invited to complete his post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy schools, London.
Richard’s early work won acclaim and earned him a Richard Ford travelling scholarship to Spain, an E.T Greenshields travelling scholarship and the David Murray landscape award, amongst others. Richard has been a member of the Royal Society of British Artists for 40 years. His work features portraiture and famous landscapes. Richard’s work is well-represented in private collections in the UK and abroad. His portraiture has been included in exhibitions for the Royal Portrait Society at the Mall Galleries and at the National Portrait Gallery.