Richard Fowler

Lives in London

Has two sons -

Simon, a designer,


and illustrator.

Tom, an electric and

acoustic guitarist,

and Millie their lucky

black cat.







Richard studied at Farnham School of Art from 1958 -1964.

Worked in the creative departments of two major advertising

agencies in London and Milan for seven years.

Then in 1972, began a career freelancing.

Commissions included illustration, exhibition design and

book design, leading eventually to writing and illustrating over

a hundred books ; mainly for children.

Many of his 'novelty' books were created with David Wood,

the children's playright.

Throughout his life Richard has made time to paint and draw.

Recently working on a series of images inspired by the

north Somerset coast. His love of steam locomotives

is also reflected in many of his paintings.

One of which 'Corrosion IV' was selected for the

Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition 2010.

Shortlisted : Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2018

Shortlisted ; ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2018


Farnham School of Art Travel Prize - 1964

Premio Advertising Creative Circle Italia - 1970

Premio Critici in Erba (Bologna Book Fair) 1985

Friend's of the Earth's Earthworm Children's Book

Award (infant category) 1994

Winner of The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017

‘Silent Summer’ selected for Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2019


*all images copyright Richard Fowler 2019