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Artists > J. Richard Plinke R.I.

J. Richard Plincke was educated at Stowe, Buckingham, and studied for his Diploma at the Architectural Association, London. He holds a Higher Certificate in Painting (Distinction) at the Southampton Institute of Higher Education.

Formerly a partner in Plincke, Leaman and Browning, Architects, he now works in his second career as a professional artist. He was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1984 and subsequently to two Watercolour Societies in Canada and the U.S.A. respectively. He has carried out work in stained glass and in tapestries and has appeared in two BBC television programmes, each presenting Three Artists and their work. He continues to give further development tuition classes as well as workshops and lectures for art societies. His work has been published in nine books, particularly in  the book: 'Watercolour Innovations' by Jackie Simmonds, published by Collins.

He has exhibited at the following galleries and exhibitions:

Singer and Friedlander Art Award Exhibitions

Hunting Group Art Award Exhibitions

'Discerning Eye' Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions

Royal West of England Academy Annual Exhibitions, regularly since 1984

R.I. annual exhibitions, Mall Galleries, London

Annual exhibitions of RSMA, ROI and Pastel Society, Mall Galleries.

Travelling R.I. Exhibitions, Seattle, Vancouver and Belgium

Travelling RWA Exhibition 1989


Gallery LeFort Fine Art Bath

Wykeham Gallery, Barnes

The Ogle Gallery, Cheltenham

Shell House Gallery, Ledbury

Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner

Manor house Gallery, Chipping Norton

Thornhill Gallery, Poole

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield

Work is included in the following Collections:

Lane, Clark and Peacock

Jeffrey Archer

McCarthy and Stne

Thomas Roberts (Westminster) Ltd

The Institute of Directors

David Tovey

Mr and Mrs Richard Sutcliffe


John Chandler


1997     St. Cuthberts Mill Watercolour Prize, Royal West of England Academy

2000     Federation of Canadian Artists Harrison Award, A.I.M. Exhibition, Vancouver

2000     Patchings Pebco Award

2002     Ist Prize. International Artist Landscape Award

2004     Allan Edwards Award. 'Painting on the Edge' Exhibition, Vancouver

2005     2nd Prize. International Artist 'Painting on the Edge' award

2008     Patchings St. Cuthberts Mill Award


J. Richard Plinke R.I.


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