About Me

I’m an Impasto Oil painter living in Marlow.

My painterly style rejects my old graphic designer work, and frees me up.

For me, it’s what a scene feels like rather than looks like.

In the Thames
Painting on Henley bridge during 2020 lockdown.


Local artist Richard Grinter and potter David Wright, who both exhibit at the Dancing Teapot Gallery, Liston Court, Marlow have produced a Special Limited Edition ‘Marlow Mug’.
Mugs are £10 each, of which £5 will be donated to NHS Charities Together, the remainder will cover costs.


We love having Richard’s paintings in our home. We especially like a small “portrait” of St.Ives by him which hangs in our kitchen. While relatively small in dimensions (10×8 inches, oil on board, self framed) it captures part of that famous quayside, familiar to us, but also zooms out to a wonderful perspective on St.Ives. See the 2 images below (close up and from about 5 metres). Now, I almost do not want to write this ’testimonial’ for Richard Grinter, because his wonderful art will become well known and harder to come by!

Third image, is where this “portrait of St.Ives” lives in our home. It’s hung in our brightly lit kitchen / dining area (glass roof) and this also brings the vibrant colours of the sea, the quayside, the sky and windy-sunny days of Cornwall straight to mind.

Your paintings are terrific. Vibrant with colour and so expressive of the beauty of the places in Bath and elsewhere. His exhibition in Bath was very successful and we wish he would come back and paint some more. Good luck! Keep in touch. Love Ann

Ann Gaskell Taylor

I just love this unique painting of Marlow (from the lock) by Richard Grinter. I love the way the warm summer sunset is captured behind the church, and gentle reflection in the river. I’ve noticed that the colours change depending on the time of day, I can almost feel the clouds moving and the river flowing. This painting is NOT for sale!

 Helen Isacke

I am glad to be the owner of one of Richard Grinter’s original paintings. It is a view of the rooftops of Bath and takes pride of place in my dining room. He has a great eye for colour and I love his quirky style with oils. Everyone should own one.

Sue Palmer

I asked Richard Grinter to paint Queens Tower at Imperial College London, having seen his work of the City of Bath.

I am immensely pleased with my painting, now hanging in my lounge. It is a delight and an appreciating investment.

There is no better time to have a Grinter on your wall.

Grinter is the Turner of the 21st Century

Grinter will be RA soon, and it will be well deserved.

His paintings are brilliant, appreciating in value: beautiful and an investment.

A stand out from other international painters.

Hugh Evans

We have had Richard’s painting of the Royal Crescent, Bath on the wall of our living room for many years. I am constantly surprised at how often my eye is drawn to a feature, or how his impression of people draws me in. Why are they there? What are they discussing?  The painting is always a talking point when people visit us and is greatly admired by most. For me, that is the essence of impressionism and I would recommend Richards paintings to anyone who feels the same.

Paul Millard

“We have three oil paintings by Rich. One of Bath and two of where we live in Plymouth. Two different but very picturesque places – especially on the waterfront in Plymouth. Rich captures both in his own distinctive style which we both love. The Hoe, the boats sailing in The Sound and Queens Square in Bath. They have pride of place on our walls!”

Jon & Sara Neighbour, Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon.


I studied Art at Amersham School of Art in 1988 and followed this with a career in Graphic Design always maintaining my passion for drawing and painting along the way. Moving to beautiful Bath inspired me to move from life drawing back to ‘en plein air’ painting. Bath has the architecture, light and atmosphere any artist would fall in love with and there is so much to paint. The enthusiasm of the public when painting constantly amazes me. I recommend street painting to anyone and everyone and I love passing on the enjoyment in my classes.

“Richard’s unique style of broad sweeping brush strokes brimming with ‘Joie de vivre’ is ideally suited to the remarkable backdrops and light to be found in this beautiful city. These remarkable backdrops are interpreted by Richard with vibrancy, light and shade, thrilling brush strokes and unusual perspectives.” (Anne, The Mission Gallery)

Awards: 2013: St Nicholas Market Prize Richard Grinter for his 60cm x 28cm oil Bristol Corn Street Farmers Market .

Group Exhibitions:

2009: The 2009 Bath Prize at The Octagon Chapel Gallery 2010: The 2010 Bath Prize at The Octagon Chapel Gallery 2011: The 2011 Bath Prize at The Octagon Chapel Gallery 2012: The 2012 Bath Prize at The Stall Street Gallery, Bath 2012: A Bath Collection at Hilton Fine Art, Bath. 2013: The Bath Society Summer Show at The Victoria Gallery, Bath 2013: The 2013 Bristol Prize at the The Bristol Guildhall 2013: Green Park Artisan Market in Bath (every 2nd Sunday) 2014:

Solo Exhibitions:

At The Henley studios gallery, Henley-upon-Thames. 2015:

At The Mission Theatre in Bath.

2015: Hung 2 paintings at The Victoria Gallery with Bath Society of Artists.

2015: 2 paintings excepted into Royal West of England Academy, 2016 : Solo exhibition at The Mission Theatre, in Bath.

Solo exhibition at The Marlow Causeway Hall, Marlow, Bucks.

Member of The Marlow Art Trail.

Art Education: 1987/90: HND(Hons) Fine Art & Design, Amersham Art College 1986/87: OND Diploma in Art Foundation Studies, Amersham Art College

Daler Rowney