The Rural Gallery

Pastoral Subjects

In the 1980s and 1990s Richard Kennedy completed about fifty highly detailed pen and ink drawings, largely of rural subjects in West Dorset.
His Airedale Terrier dog, Tess, features in some of these pictures - most importantly in Through Beaminster woods with Tess which took about nine months to complete.
Three of Richard Kennedy's original pen and ink rural drawings were accepted by the Royal Academy back in 1991. These were Through Beaminster woods with Tess, St. Mary’s Church, Beaminster and Stoke Abbott spring.

The Technique
The early pictures are pen and ink dot drawings. From 1990 or so, Richard incorporated the tip of a scalpel blade to exact a further level of detail. All working by naked eye only, of course. This has been a longstanding, developing technique over many years.

Available as Prints
Most of these highly detailed drawings are currently available as prints, titled and signed by by the artist in pencil.
All prints are exactly the same size as the original pictures.


Sets of Early Prints

Early prints are available as part of a set. view here