AN ARTIST who counts sketches of people who have fallen asleep on trains among his work is exhibiting at the Malthouse Gallery in the Town Mill, Lyme Regis.

Richard Kaye, Recent Work 2014-2018 will be on display from August 17 to 29 between 10.30am to 4.30pm.

It features works by Devon-based Richard, including printmaking, painting and drawing.

Richard has been living in Ottery St. Mary with his family for more than 13 years after moving down from London to bring his two children up in Devon, close to his parents, who lived in Lyme Regis. He has a deep love of the area, having lived in both Lyme Regis and Bridport as a young man.

Prior to moving back down with his family, Richard had an interesting career in music which included a stint touring the world with a rock band, including playing on the main stage at Glastonbury and doing Top of the Pops. The bands name is Ash and Richard was their scratch DJ.

While living in Ottery he also appeared on the TV show Come Dine With Me, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Art has always been an important part of Richard’s life, whether it’s been simply sketching a view, or someone who’s fallen asleep on a train, right through to his recent obsession with printmaking. This exhibition is focusing on his last four years, which have been some of his most productive.

Richard is candid about enjoying some subject matter which most people and artists would tend to ignore. Using copper plates and a traditional hand pulled technique, the work he makes focusses on bold silhouettes against the sky.

This has led him to produce several series of prints focussing on, Trees, Telegraph poles, Communication Masts, Cranes, and also Scaffolding.

More recently he has added work of a more architectural nature and using hand tinted screen prints as his medium. Also some recent abstract landscape paintings and a series of drawings of people who fall asleep on trains are included in this show.

*Richard Kaye, Recent Work 2014-2018, Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis, August 17 to 29, daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm.