Inside the Studio with Richard Whadcock
In 2017, painter Richard Whadcock leased a workspace at Chartwell Road Studios in England’s south coast. After many years at Phoenix Studios—a complex with one hundred studios—he was looking for an affordable, independent work area that came with more hanging and storage space. Through a commercial leasing agency, he found a self-contained unit in a commercial building in an industrial park in Lancing.
“Not working on an easel makes the amount of wall space crucial for both the paintings in progress and, because of the nature of the longer drying time of oil paints, those drying between painting sessions,” says Whadcock.