l studied Fine Art Painting at Brighton College of Art in the eighties and have painted professionally ever since.
My paintings have also been featured in BBC Countryfile, the Independent newspaper, Échappées Belles for French TV, "The Artist"(magazine), and a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book: Cecil Rice: The Colour of Light.
I exhibit regularly at art galleries in the UK and my work is widely collected internationally. I exhibit my original paintings during May each year, as part of Brighton Artists' Open Houses. From the mid-nineties onwards my originals have been exhibited at solo and mixed exhibitions in London, the Royal Academy (Work on paper), Gallery 27, Cork Street W1, WH Patterson Gallery W1 "Venice in peril", Red Dot Gallery Wandsworth, and Norfolk, and various city art galleries in the UK. Original watercolours and oils form several private collections in England.
"Watercolour was my first passion. Given a box of artist's colours at the age of thirteen by my father, the sculptor Sean Rice, I entered into a world of rare entrancing depth and beauty. The purity of the colours was hypnotic, jewel-like. The way that colours would run with water was dream-like. I was hooked. My other passion after that was for oil painting, its power, richness and texture."
By 1998 I was also creating limited editions of silkscreen prints, several of Venetian and Italian subjects and many of these editions rapidly sold out to collectors. These prints compliment my originals.
I look forward to exhibiting my latest paintings, large and small, this November and December in Brighton