About Dartmoor Artist Richard Berry

I began painting with watercolours many years ago, but now I add pastel to bring out tones and depth of colour. In the Spring and Summer I also use oils in my outdoor studio.

I find Dartmoor, and in particular the River Dart, very compelling. My favourite places for finding subjects are; Haytor, Hound Tor, Saddle Tor and Top Tor and the bridges at Postbridge, New Bridge, Holne, and Totnes. I also enjoy painting coastal scenes around Devon, Cornwall and Brittany.

When looking at other Artist's work I am particularly inspired by the Impressionist painters Sisley and Monet. The seeming simplicity of their work is ironically very elusive and difficult to achieve. The balance between simplicity and overworking a piece is something that fascinates me and something I believe these painters excelled at, which I try to emulate in my own work.

Updated August 2016