1939, attended Norwich School of Art and the Royal Academy
Schools, London in the early 1960's. A retired Head
of Fine Art at Coventry University and visiting Professor
of Fine Art in the USA, Dick has exhibited widely in the
UK and internationally for five decades, with works in many
private and public collections.
During a residency on the
North Norfolk coast (1996 to 2007) he responded to a ‘sense
of place’ by assembling
and composing flat images from ’ready-painted’ jetsum:
building materials brought down to the coast by the inshore drift.
In the latter stages of his residency
Dick carefully restored the sea-damage inflicted upon the
found driftwood in his compositions, by preparing a Jesso
ground and employing oil pigments.
A rural residency at Gresham
Norfolk since Spring 2007, has led to a series of garden/
landscape drawings and prints, where cyclically these ‘throw-back’ to
work made in the early '60s at Lawn Farm, near Kelling/Cley
in North Norfolk while on a David Murray Scholarship from
the Royal Academy.