Richard Salter

Richard Salter

Richard Salter BA (hons) – Fine Art

Richard’s next major show at Gallery 21 will be in November 2020: VIP Preview Night Friday 6th 7-9pm
Be sure to be on our mailing list to receive your invitation to this special opening event. Richard will be on hand to discuss his work with you.

Public show dates: Sat 7th – Sun 22nd.

Richard Salter has served 21 years in the British Army and was medically discharged in 2017.

He studied Fine Art with Buckinghamshire University and has painted throughout his military career pulling on the diverse array of operational environments to influence his work, which creates an emotional journey from the heart, being dubbed as “a poet in paint” by Art critic Daphne Todd OBE.

He has won a string of awards, his most recent being the prestigious National Army Museum Award. Richard feels very privileged to have his exhibitions written on by Royal Academicians and have his work in various collections, which include Museums in London, York and Dorset.

You may have also seen him on screen where he competed with 6,500 other UK Artist’s for a top ten place on the BBC prime time show “The Big Painting Challenge 2015” where he went on to become a finalist
and exhibited his work in Tate Britain, London.

“Art is an integral part of who I am. It is not something I choose to do, it is something inside that ignites when I let it through.” – R Salter

Gallery 21 are extremely proud to continue working with Richard as his exclusive representative, as he strives to forge his path as a career artist.

Richard has painted celebrities, had opportunities to use actors as models, featured in art magazines and won various awards. He held his first major solo exhibition in York at the beginning of 2014 when both BBC TV and Radio covered the event. Gallery 21 then held a sell-out exhibition later in the same year.


2014 First prize, Serving Artist, Army Arts Society

2013 War Artist of the Year RU (Presented by Royal Academician Professor Ken Howard OBE)

2013 Best in Show RU – Army Art Society

2012 Armed Forces Art Society Award

2011 National Army Museum Templar Award (Presented by Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir David Richards)


National Army Museum
Kohima Museum, York
Private Collections including various celebrities

The Trademark Salter Signature:
Richard signs his original works with the brass end of a spent shell, all of which have been physically fired through the Army’s standard rifle; 5.56mm L85 (SA80). The dot in the centre of the brass donates where the rifle’s firing pin struck the shell to detonate.

0% Finance available on all Richard Salter original works- ask for details.

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