Richenda studied Printmaking at Brighton University and Morley College under esteemed tutors Richard Michell and Frank Connolly.
Her work is exhibited widely in the UK including The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Society of British Artists at The Mall Galleries, Bankside Gallery, London and Sotherans of Piccadilly. Prints are also held in the V & A Museum, home of the National Print Collection.
Richenda’s work is produced mainly from her home studio in Surrey relying heavily on drawing. These drawings, inspired by subconcious thoughts and ideas, are then re-worked to form large charcoal line drawings which are the framework for her expansive linocuts. Etching is also a specialist area: these are delicately made often involving multi- layered fine aquatints.
In this exhibition Richenda exhibits, amongst others, a large linocut based on a drawing from her book ‘Ocean Swell’. The image depicts ‘The Girl’ rising from the storm.
Richenda is also a part time Printmaking lecturer at Morley College, London and Ochre Print Studios, Guildford.
‘Through drawing and making prints I find there is an opportunity to think through ideas, explore solutions and find a ‘new truth’.’
‘Ocean Swell’ ISBN 978-1-5262-0586-5