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Richard trained as an Art Historian and began his career working in museums and country houses, as well as continuing to pursue his printmaking. British printmakers of the early 20th century, including Laura Knight, Ralph Middleton Todd and Edgar Holloway informed some of Richards practice and continue to do so today.

Richard's later career has been in arts management and he has had the luxury of being able to access Print Rooms and studios in some of the organisations for whom he has worked. 

Today Richard works from a home studio and the Iron Press, Lancaster and Linden Print Studio, Carlisle

Richard Foster


2005                        Work on Paper Award, Lakes Artists Society Exhibition

2007                        Kent Valley Work on Paper Award, Lake Artists Society Exhibition

2008                        Fenton Arts Trust Prize, Originals Open Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London



2004 - 2016             Printfest, Ulverston Cumbria (organising committee 05 – 16)

2019                        Westmorland Landscape Prize, selected show at Rheged, Cumbria

2020                        Witherslack Group, Guest Artist

2020 - 2021             New Light Art Prize Exhibition, touring North of England & London, selected

2020                        Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, selected show

2020 - 2021             Great Print Exhibition, Rheged, Cumbria, selected show

2021                        Gallery 68, Ulverston, Cumbria, selected "Garden" exhibition

2021                        Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, selected show

2021                        Yew Tree  Barn, selected Christmas event

2022                        Fruitful - selected exhibition, Florence Arts Centre, Egremont

2022                        Printfest, Ulverston, Cumbria

2022 (until 7th Aug)    Shadows and Light, Joey's Café, Claiffe Heights Viewing Station, Windermere LA220WL


GALLERIES - stocking Richard's work

Bridge Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Bumblebee Gallery, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. 

L'Enclume Shop, Cartmel, Cumbria

The Makers Mill, Keswick, Cumbria

Wolf House Gallery, Silverdale, Lancashire