Richard Klekociuk - The Shell Collector

The Shell Collector
Richard Klekociuk

Original coloured pencil and ink
72 x 86cm

Artist Statement
I'm a self-confessed beachcomber who enjoys not only visiting various locations around Tasmania, but studying objects that I have collected. I particularly enjoy drawing stones and shells. The shells and stones I collect display interesting and at times, fascinating textures and patterns. Each one has a story to tell but one that we can only imagine. 

Each drawing combines a digital background with layers of Polychromos and Verithin coloured pencils on 300gsm cold pressed Canson watercolour paper. Every drawing is unique and there are no copies!

Artist's Bio- Richard Klekocuik
Originally from Hobart, Richard graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art in 1971, and is based in Launceston. He’s been a practicing artist, teacher and art judge for more than 50 years.

Coloured pencil is his preferred medium and he has won over 60 awards, often in open company both in Australia and overseas. He has been a Glover finalist twice and a finalist in the Bay of Fires Art Prize on 4 occasions.

Richard has been awarded Master Status in coloured pencil by both the Australian and Canadian Coloured Pencil Societies. His art is inspired by the Australian landscape. Mark making, weathering, ‘landscape memory’, decay, pattern, mood, isolation, climate change, colour and shape being of particular interest.

Collections: CURRENT EXHIBITION, Original Art

Type: Original Art


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