Study of Iris I by Richard Chrisp

Richard Chrisp Paintings
SKU: Study of Iris I RC
Availability: 1 in stock



Watercolour on Paper 
Signed by Richard Chrisp


Framed  385 x 260mm.
Watercolour on Paper 340 x 220mm

Richard has had a long-time enjoyment of beauty, colour and gardening, including flower species, courtyards and rambling gardens. His love of flowers and nature often resonate in his floral and boutique garden paintings.

The most common meanings for Bearded Iris include hope, wisdom, trust and valour, making it a great flower to have around the house.

The iris was originally cultivated in 1749 BC, after King Thutmose III conquered Syria. This land was covered in irises. The name "iris" means 'rainbow' in Greek, which is fitting for a flower that comes in so many colours!
Irises were said to represent the messenger of the gods in Greek Mythology, Iris

For nearly four decades, Richard Pomare Chrisp has devoted himself to the exquisite world of watercolours. As vibrant as the artist himself, his watercolour creations persistently mirror his emotions, passions, and elation.
They vividly encapsulate the enchantment of Theatre, Opera, and the picturesque Italian Tuscany sienna countryside, and the romance of Paris.
Within his art, we rediscover recollections of historical European landscapes, charming boutique gardens, and delicate botanicals, all elegantly brought to life.
On paper, his work becomes a testament to his fascination with foreign languages, a profound love for the musical arts, and a special connection to Italian and French Theatre, where colourful friendships bloom.
Through his watercolours, Richard takes us on a journey through cherished memories, evoking The Opera and the enduring bonds with lifelong friends.
His art pays homage to the allure of Paris, the rustic beauty of Tuscany's fields, and the grandeur of mansions filled with eclectic, treasured memories.

In the present day, Richard Chrisp resides on the picturesque Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, where he has chosen to make his home for an extended period. His art is characterized by the influence of his time in Europe and his unique fusion of artistic styles.

Chrisp's work has been likened to artists David Jones, Matisse, Raoul Dufy and Cezanne, showcasing an energetic personality evident in his interior, landscape and floral paintings.


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