Mark Richards studied at Manchester University, gaining a BA in History of Art, Modern and Mediaeval Art and Architecture, and Pre-Raphaelites. He went on to train in Sculpture and Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School.
Since 1983, Mark has worked as a portrait and figure sculptor and has completed over 160 medium and large scale works.?Notable commissions include the Gordon Highlanders commemorative statue in Aberdeen, the Nickey Rackard commemorative statue in Wexford, and the Matthew Flinders memorial statue at Euston Station.??
My work usually involves either portraiture or reflections upon the tradition of architectural and figurative sculpture in which I was trained. I respond to commissions, site-specific ideas or people and this forms the basis of my work.