J. Richard Plincke was educated at Stowe, where his interest in the Art School provided a foundation for his future as an artist. He has also studied experimental abstract painting at the Department of Fine Art, Southampton Institute of Education. His approach to painting has evolved over the years and his style has attained a level of expression that evokes freshness of atmosphere, and sometimes the activity and excitement of the scenes of the ideas depicted. Richard was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1984. He was previously runner-up for the Bronze Medal for two consecutive years and short listed for the Hunting Prize for the Watercolour of the year. He has exhibited with the RI, the RA and the Royal Society of Marine Artists as well as in numerous galleries around England. He has also had several one-man shows, including one with ourselves in 2002.