Richard Parvin - Steerdeer
A collection of faux hunting trophies and scrap sculpture created from bicycle components and found objects.
Growing up in rural Durham, from a young age, Richard had a keen interest in nature and wildlife in particular. As a born again cyclist, forever tinkering and updating his steed, he came to realize that the ergonomic shapes of certain bicycle components lent themselves to sculpture. The faux hunting trophy or bicycle taxidermy as it has been labelled has become a way of combining these two passions, whilst recycling and repurposing worn parts and found objects destined for landfill.
The ethos being that financially and environmentally art should not cost the Earth .
Robert's history is computer graphics visualisation, with over twenty years of experience growing up with a developing industry.
In October 2018 Robert was given an opportunity to leave this industry and grabbed it with open arms. He had only one goal in mind and that was to paint. Robert loves working in oil and tries to capture the world around him. His time is split between his studio and some "en plein air" painting and he is always looking for scenes that lift his spirits. From the inspirational coastline of the North East to the Lake District, and beyond, Richard recently took to more expressionistic styles which allows viewers to interpret his famous scenes for themselves.