Richenda’s trained in fine art and contemporary dance at Brighton University, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Morley College. Her prints are inspired by fluid detailed line drawings; progressing subconscious idea’s not knowing where they may lead. This process is the foundation of her practice.
‘Glass Town’ is the most recent project centred around a couple who’s daily lives are thrown into question when they awaken to a paused world. Crystal’s, glass chess pieces and mountains lead them on a journey to reflect on their lives. The body of work includes drawings, linocuts and etchings as well as a collaboration with animator Hannah Brewerton and musician Amit Rai Sharma to produce a short, animated film of ‘Glass Town’ recently selected for the International Original Print Exhibition at Bankside Gallery.
Her preferred printmaking mediums are linocut and etching. Richenda particularly enjoys linocut with the fineries of line and freedom of pattern making. Over the past six years many large-scale prints have been created. Working larger and more ambitiously allows Richenda more time to pause and reflect on the image. In the most recent prints etching and linocut are brought together in one print which has been both technically and physically challenging to master, a technique first introduced by Simon Lawson.
In 2021 Richenda was made an associate member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers based at Bankside Gallery, London. Her work can be found in the Ashmolean Museum, V & A Museum and British Library. Richenda has exhibited extensively in the UK including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries.
Richenda’s practice is featured in this autumn’s Printmaking Today, under expanded practice, written by Chrystal Cherniwchan.