Born in 1951, he started his artistic career at the Harrow School of Art before going to study at the City of Canterbury College of Art in 1970 for three years. Within a year of leaving, he was elected to the New English Art Club. Richard’s art education valued both tradition and drawing, and instilled in him a love for landscape and the effects of light and weather. When he paints, Richard aims to capture the ‘spirit of the place’, not just to extol its beauty.

Richard believes that what he is doing is part of an on-going tradition that has its roots in the paintings of Constable and a belief that painting from nature, with a full painterly touch was something not just to be prized, but also nurtured. The winner of several awards his paintings can be found in many private collections including St. John’s College, Cambridge, Longleat House and the Crown Estates.

Mixed exhibitions in Britain and abroad including:-

  • New English Art Club
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Royal Watercolour Society
  • Royal West of England Academy
  • Richard Hagen Limited
  • Laing Prize Exhibition
  • New Grafton Gallery
  • Jonleigh Gallery, Guildford
  • W.H.Patterson Fine Art, London
  • Minton Fine Art, Toronto
  • Brian Sinfield
  • Grafton House Gallery
  • Henry Wyndham Fine Art
  • New Academy Gallery
  • Greedon Gallery
  • Greg Ladd Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Peter Greenham Memorial Exhibition
  • Christie`s
  • Barney`s Art Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Alresford Gallery, Hampshire
  • Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • Manya Igel Fine Art, London
  • Selected by Diana Armfield RA and Ken Howard RA for `Academician`s Choice` London and Bristol, 1990
  • Discerning Eye` 1991, 1997, 2001
  • Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times watercolour competition

One man and small group shows have included:-

February 2004

One man show - The Russell Gallery, London

March 2002

One man show - Alresford Gallery

November 2001

One man show - The Gallery, Dorchester

March 2001

One man show - New Grafton Gallery, London

September 2000

One man show - Alresford Gallery, Hampshire

September 1999

One man show - New Grafton Gallery, London

May 1999

Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, three man show

April 1999

`Ken Howard & Friends`, Phillips, Bond Street London

October 1998

One man show - Alresford Gallery

May 1997

New Grafton Gallery, London, two person show with Mary Jackson

March 1997

Richard Hagen Fine Art, exhibition to launch `Oils Workshop` book

October 1996

Alresford Gallery, one man exhibition

July 1995

Jonleigh Gallery, featured artist (small one man show)

April 1995

Adam Gallery, Bath - three person show New Academy Gallery, `Landscapes from the British Isles`

November 1994

New Grafton Gallery - one man show

October 1993

W.H. Patterson Fine Art - Two man show with Jonathan Trowell

April 1992

Brian Sinfield, Burford - one man show

October 1990

New Grafton Gallery - one man show



Winner of the Chairman`s Prize and the South West Regional Prize - Discerning Eye


Winner £1000 Painter`s Prize - Alresford Gallery


Winner Woodhay drawing prize


Finalist Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times watercolour prize


W.H. Patterson prize Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust Award


E.F. Hutton prize

1981 & 1989

Finalist, Hunting Group prize exhibition



`Oils Workshop` published by HarperCollins


Commissioned by Swallow Books to write book on landscape painting in a series edited by Ken Howard. Published in U.S.A. by Watson Guptil under title `The Complete Artist` bound up with three other titles in series. Published in U.K. by Bookmark.