Richard Sanders was born in Brighton, Sussex in 1945. He is a self-taught artist and specialises in painting "impressionistic" landscapes and seascapes in either watercolours or acrylics, where often he uses a palette knife. He particularly likes to present the subject in unusual light and uses bold and sometimes extravagant colours to attain his effect.
Richard's choice of subjects range widely, from the Highlands of Scotland, depicting the wild shorelines, moody skies and deserted crofts of the area, to the more placid Cotswolds near his home in North Wiltshire.
Richard is an Associate Member of the Armed Forces Art Society, exhibiting annually at the Mall Galleries in London. Richard is also an active member of his local Art Club where he occasionally gives demonstration classes of his acrylic techniques.
The name “DIXIT” came about at senior school as a youthful way to sign cartoons and illustrations for the school magazine and is used to sign most of his work shown in this gallery.