MEI started painting in 2000 after I retired from work. Somehow never having done it before  even when at school. I find it a wonderful hobby. I like detailed work in watercolour, acrylic or oils.

Living in Corbridge in North East England, much of my work features this area. I have family in Vietnam and have painted various scenes depicting life in that beautiful and interesting country.

Retirement has given me more time to travel and indulge in my other hobby of photography. Many of my photographs provide material for my paintings.
All pictures are the copyright of Richard Hart-Jackson.

20 thoughts on “About

  1. Love your paintings Richard! Have you ever considered work as an illustrator? There’s a wonderful storybook quality to many of your scenes.

  2. Hi Richard, it’s cool that you like my painting. Thank you! I’m happy to find your blog. Your watercolors are a charming documentary of the English countryside. Your dedication to your hobby is obvious.

  3. Hi there Richard,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for following. Your support is greatly appreciated, Looking forward to seeing more from you 🙂


  4. Thank you for your kind comments, Ian. My son, who’s job is communications suggested that rather than leave my paintings in a pile unseen, I should let others see them. So he set up this blog, for me.

  5. Hi Richard. Thanks for following my posts. Some really perceptive photos.
    Interesting that you live near Corbridge. My Dixon ancestors were in Stamfordham and South Ingoe. Must get up to investigate some time.

  6. Probably share the same genetic material. Any Dodds of Newburn around, or Chickens, Pickerings or Harles?
    A Dixon great aunt x a few married Rev Reed of Warkworth. All in the same sort of area, I believe.
    Love tracing roots.

  7. Hallo, I lived in the street next to the Elswick Pit in the 1950s and 60s. I remember it well along with the shop. Like the painting. Fred Mason of Joseph St Elswick now living in West Denton.

  8. Hi Richard. I am putting together a flyer for Bamburgh and would like to use one of your paintings as a backdrop. Would this be ok? It is only an internal flyer for the village and would not be published anywhere. Would also credit yourself on the flyer for the illustration.
    If you could let me know if i have permission that would be great. Was hoping to start work on it this week. Kind Regards.

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