Richard Whadcock obtained his MFA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 1989, following a BFA at Bristol Polytechnic obtained in 1986. He then moved to Brighton in 1991 and continues to live and work in the city.
Honours and awards include the Robert Horne Paper Award (1996); Princes Trust/Sports Council (1996); Daler Rowney Award (1991) as well as residencies at Lowick House Print Workshop, Cumbria, (1996) and Cheltenham College of Art (1995).
During his time at Lowick House, Richard further developed his printmaking but also found his painting coming more to the fore and becoming his main area of development. The methods and qualities of printmaking have continued to filter into his processes regarding a painting's development: from the many layers of re-drawn etching plates and velvety line of a drypoint needle to the direct mark making of lithography. These elements combine to form the painting's expressive quality, atmosphere and presence.
Richard's work has been regularly exhibited from the 1990s to the present day in solo and group shows (including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London in 2015) and as well as at fairs including Affordable Art Fair, UK editions. Richard's work is held in the Robert Horne Collection, Lowick House Collection, Gulbenkian Collection, Southern Illinois Collection as well as in private collections worldwide.