SHOWCASE - Richard Baxter

Each month Hotham Street Contemporary showcases the life and works of selected artists. As part of each showcase we ask a series of questions to gain an insight into their craft.

Our criteria for selection is simple: the artist must display a unique style and vision and be exceptional at their chosen medium.


This month we showcase 2014 Sulman Prize finalist Richard Baxter.

Richard Baxter has been creating and painting images of, as he describes it, 'lost visions of beauty' for over 30 years. In that time he has built a large body of work that reflects both his technical skill and his rich imagination.

In 2014 Richard entered the Sir John Sulman Prize with a painting entitled Memory Drift. This was a landmark work for the artist: it was painted upon his return to full time painting after a hiatus of several years; it was shortlisted for the Sulman and it was, essentially, the culmination of a lifetime's experience as an artist, a photographer and a vision maker.

Please go to our SHOWCASE page to read our interview with Richard.