Ray Richardson was born in Woolwich S.E. London in 1964. He studied at St Martins School of Art and Goldsmiths College. He has lived and worked in London, Brussels, Paris and Chicago. He currently lives and works in S.E. London
His paintings more than just a mirror of everyday life. They are drawn from his own experience of being born, bred and from living and working in London but also beyond there. When you look at his work you don’t have to experience it through the usual suspects of art history and great artists. See it too through the minor musical language of Gil Scott Heron or the pulp history of James Ellroy or the motivation of cinema and photography.