The Parnell Gallery has represented Richard Wells since 2004. Prominent and respected artists Anton Chapman, Michael Easton and Roderick Burgess have tutored Richard. He currently lives and works from his studio in Auckland.
A well-known sculptor, Richard specializes in bronze figurative work. Growing up in the South Island inspired his interest in the land and his figurative sculptures echo the forms the land takes. Through his eyes the two are intrinsically connected. Using traditional methods and medium these sculptures tell human stories in a contemporary context. The textural quality of his bronzes give us a sense of the artists touch and regard for his subjects, whether it be through his well observed ‘Labrador’ which perfectly captures the character of the well loved animal, or in the elegant form of ‘Dusky’ a female nude. His work is widely well received and is in private and corporate collections throughout New Zealand and overseas.