Richard O'Connor

Richard is a self-taught artist, originally from Consett in County Durham, now living in the village of Westruther in the Scottish Borders. 

He works mostly in watercolour and soft pastels, painting in response to his constantly changing surroundings - from the blooms in the garden to the seasonal changes in the rural landscape, the wild open spaces and rugged drama of the coast. 

Richard says "I work both plein air and in the studio always striving to catch an echo of the energy and movement present in the landscape.

"I find painting a great source of joy, which deepens my appreciation of the gift of wonder and awe, inspired by the rich Borders country".

See more of Richard's work below.

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Sea Caves at Pettico Wick


New Corn at Polwarth Kirk




Sunshine & Broom at Boon


St Abbs


Dead Grass, Burnt Heather


The Falls at Acharn


Dunstanburgh Castle


Up Towards Flass Farm

Greenlaw Moor