Richard Sorrell was born in 1948, the son of Alan Sorrell, the historical draughtsman and painter, and Elizabeth Sorrell, the watercolourist.
He studied at the Royal Academy Schools (Post Graduate Course), having also attended Walthamstow Art School (Pre-Diploma) and Kingston College of Art (Dip AD)
He was elected to the Royal Watercolour Society in 1975, served as Vice President of that society 2002 – 05, and was elected President 2006 – 09. You can find a summation of his three years’ work as President of the Royal Watercolour Society here.
He was an Executive Committee member of the New English Art Club 1995 – 2006 and 2009-10, and is also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (by whom he was awarded the De Laslo Medal in 2002), the Small Paintings Group, The Art Workers Guild and the Chelsea Arts Club. He was a Governor of the Mall Galleries from 2000-06.
Courtesy of the artist’s website.