RichardGresswell

Fine art photographic greetings cards and prints

York, United Kingdom 0 Sales On Etsy since 2020

RichardGresswell

Fine art photographic greetings cards and prints

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Richard Gresswell

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Richard Gresswell

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Inspired by nature and art

As a photographer now based in York, England, I grew up in Beverley, a small market town in East Yorkshire, surrounded by the beautiful chalkland hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. As a child my family moved to Sweden and it was there that I became interested in both nature and photography. After returning to the UK, I graduated from Bangor University with an MSc in Ecology. Although, I only briefly practised as an ecologist, I did continue to pursue my passion for nature through photography.

Nature is my inspiration. I am often attracted to botanical motifs such as trees and leaves. Images are initially captured on my mobile phone and then digitally crafted through online apps. I don't identify with any particular genres of photography nor photographers, I see my work as a process where I rarely know what the 'final' image will look like, all I have is a hunch that the images I capture may have some potential. It is all very exciting when somehow magically the final pictures emerge. I like to say that I 'make' my pictures not 'take'. How can pictures be taken? Do they exist already?

Besides nature I am inspired by fine art painting, in particular the work of David Hockney and Vincent Van Gogh. I like the way these artists leave their brushstrokes in their work enabling the viewer to see how they constructed their paintings. Evenmore I am amazed at how they turn the ordinary into something wonderful. I guess my love of art and these artists has led to my pictures often having a painterly appearance about them.

I sell and exhibit my work in UK shops and galleries. Encouraged by my sales I decided to go online, and for me ETSY was the obvious choice as a way to reach out to customers who are looking for something off the beaten track. I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop, and if you would like to ask any questions do get in touch and I'll be happy to help.

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  • Richard Gresswell

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    I'm a photographer based in York, England. My images are initially captured on a phone camera and then digitally crafted. I am often attracted to botanical motifs such as tress and leaves. I sell and exhibit my work in UK shops and galleries.

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