Richard Lomas is a Wellington-based artist whose work includes oil paintings and works on paper. He has been painting all his life and it was because of the encouragement of Tony Fomison in the 1980s that he is still an artist today. Previous exhibitions include Ego-systems, Coast Transgressions, Earth-Quirks, Southbound and Landscrapes. A solo exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington – Caput Ictum (Head Shot) – was held in 2014. He has also lived and worked in North America (Chicago and Calgary) as an artist. His work has been sold in New Zealand, North America and the UK.
Richard is also a short film-maker and his Scratch Film, a homage to Len Lye which had previously been in the NZ International Festival, was shown in the exhibition 'Cinema on the Wrong Side of the Tracks' at the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth for four months in 2018. Scratch Film was also shown along with his other short art film, Drainspotting, as a double feature at the Park Road Post Cinema in Miramar the same year.
This is Richard Lomas' second exhibition here, his first being 'Coast Transgressions' in 2001 - a series of coastal landscapes that combined painting with joined photo panoramas, and which was shown in Photospace Gallery (pre GMG's existence).