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Richard Parsons

Gallery: Parson's Residence Waikerikeri Valley, 627 Waikerikeri Valley Rd, RD1, Alexandra

Richard Parsons is an artist and farmer from Waikerikeri Valley, Clyde, Central Otago.

Richard has been painting for the past 30 years .

He achieved 1st place in the Blossom Festival Art Exhibition 

 2014 'Arahura Boulders'

 and 1st place 2010 'Save Our Wild Rivers ' 

 2nd place 2008 and 2009. Merit award 2007

Richard has farmed cattle and sheep with his wife Jacqui for the past 38 years. They have 3 children Jen a nurse living in Dunedin with her husband James and cute little baby Joshua, Andy a musician at Otago and Anna a graduate of Theatre Studies at Otago currently residing in los Angeles 

Richard has been involved in art for the past 50 years; writing and illustrating his own picture books before moving onto sketches of animals in his teenage years.

Over the past 25 years Richard has been exploring oil on canvas, capturing the beautiful surroundings of his home and region in stunning landscapes.

He has developed his own unique style of capturing the dramatic landscape of Central Otago and the West Coast.

Richard has always had a rich appreciation for the stunning landscape of New Zealand and tries to capture the land with a timeless feel and the trappings of man tastefully erased.

His paintings reflect the subtle lights and colours of Central Otago. He also does interpretations of West Coast scenes and Rivers.


Richard's studio is 6km along Waikerikeri Valley Road. Visits welcome but please phone first to arrange a time.

Please phone 03 4492389 / 027 4492381 / 027 4492389