Ray Richardson, The Return of London's Number One, Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich

Ray Richardson, The Return of London's Number One, Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich (4-19 December 2021)

Ray Richardson's (Unit 8, TB-121) solo exhibition The Return of London's Number One opened at the Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich on Friday 3 December and continues until 19 December.

"During lockdown 2020, Richardson with his Return of the Southpaw training regime, maintained keeping his eye and hand coordination painting away in his apartment dubbed ‘The Indoor League Studio’ just to try to keep a level of sanity and purpose whilst unable to visit his usual studio by the Thames. With his trusted dog and best pal Wee Bri by his side, the one man and his dog dynamic duo were at home alone for 12 weeks. In that time he generously utilised ‘The Artists Pledge’ produced a selection of cracking works for a variety of local charities as well as a raft of handsome oil paintings on board that are full of tales filled with instant richness. Painted with optimism bringing us a bit of hope coming up & out into the light. The title of the show links on from his sell out show at the gallery in 2012 and we welcome the artist back for round two. These affordable unseen little gems will be on show at The Ben Oakley Gallery." - text courtesy the artist and The Ben Oakley Gallery

Ben Oakley Gallery, 9 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich, London SE10 9JA
Open Wednesday-Sunday,11am-6pm.
benoakleygallery.com

Images: courtesy the artist and Ben Oakley Gallery, 2021