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Richie Culver
by Alan Coulson

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Oil on wooden board
850 x 950 mm

At the BP Portrait Award 2012 Awards Ceremony on 19 June 2012 the Third Prize was awarded to Alan Coulson for Richie Culver.

London-based artist Alan Coulson completed foundation studies in art and design at Harrogate College of Art and Design but is otherwise self-taught. His work was previously exhibited in the BP Portrait Award 2010 and 2011 as well at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The portrait is of Richie Culver, a fellow artist and friend. Coulson visited Culver at his home and produced preparatory sketches before completing the painting in his studio. He says:‘My aim was to produce a direct and honest painting that would capture Richie’s unique appearance alongside his easygoing nature’.

    Richie Culver by Alan Coulson, 2012
    © Alan Coulson