On 10th November, 5-7pm, popular artist Richard Blunt will be revealing his brand new collection exclusively at Westover Gallery, Bournemouth. This never before seen collection of original paintings and limited edition prints marks the next step of the talented artist’s journey in the contemporary art world.Born and raised in Stourbridge in the West Midlands, as an artist Richard Blunt describes his work as ‘contemporary figurative’. Often with a photo-realist quality, no matter what the setting Richard’s paintings have a deep narrative quality that draws you in. His wildly successful Harmony Collection saw him experiment with the dual theme of Dark and Light, exploring different moods with his signature figurative leads.Now living and working from Cardiff in South Wales, Richard showed promise in the arts from a young age, with much of his time spent practising art or music. After a period studying 3D Design at Worcester College of Art and Design, Richard changed direction and spent the next few years playing in bands. But in 2009 he rekindled his passion for drawing and began to experiment with oil painting. Early paintings of family and friends gained admiration from his peers, and his talent was rewarded with an influx of paid commissions.Inspired by the like of Caravaggio and Johannes Vermeer, the primarily self-taught artist Richard Blunt uses his paintings to capture the quality of a modern film within a snapshot of an image. Predominately working with oils within a traditional skillset, his pieces create stories in celebration of romance from a bygone era, life, love and mystery.“I am never truly happy with a piece unless I feel it holds enough mystery to stop and intrigue the viewer, if only for a moment,” he says.Now nationally appreciated and internationally collected, as an artist Richard Blunt is established as a firm fixture in the British art world. With the launch of his new collection first at Westover Gallery 10th November, his story continues in front of the eyes of his collectors. As a celebration of the momentous occasion, every piece purchased on the day will come with a complimentary Richard Blunt artwork and personally dedicated by Richard himself.Artist Richard Blunt will attend the launch of his new collection at Westover Gallery, Bournemouth, on 10th November, 5-7pmRegister your interest here for more information and to RSVP. Or call 01202 297682 today.