Lives in London
Has two sons -
Simon, a designer,
Tom, an electric and
and Millie their lucky
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
*all images copyright Richard Fowler 2019