If you would like to order from the art gallery, you can use the store below, or if you would like to contact me personally, call me on 07837 991041 or email rick.hardcastle@yahoo.com.

Are you looking for an expert artist? Contact Rick Hardcastle on 07837 991041 today. Art lessons in Northwood, Pinner. GCSE, A Level and Degree art students.

Having a keen interest in art, Rick very quickly developed his skills for art from a very young age.

Rick is a self taught artist with a wide repertoire from portrait, landscape, wildlife, animals and abstract. You can see a variety of his pictures in the store above. 

Please contact him if you are interested in a piece of  art or other type of painting available in the store.. You can buy wildlife art through the store above or contact him on the numbers on this page if you would rather chat over something more specific.

Rick will show any new paintings on the website as soon as they become available in the art gallery.

As well as being an artist. Rick also teaches student particularly GCSE, A-Level and Degree.    Rick will take you all the way through the learning process.

Starting with learning how to draw, his students learn how to set out a drawing, learn how to use light and dark, how to create the dimensions of the subject, whether it is an animal, portrait or anything else.

Rick will teach you how to use focal points, how to use colour, how to mix colour, how use colour combinations, complementary colours, how to use the brush, types of brushes to use.

He will teach you how to paint any kind of scenery, from portraits and animals to landscapes and abstract painting.

Basically Rick will take you from start to finish on a comprehensive course in drawing and painting wildlife, using a choice of oils, acrylics, charcoal, pencil and pastel.

Rick also sells his originals and prints on this site. Check out the art gallery and art prints pages to view his collection of originals paintings and drawings.

If you would like to buy some of my original paintings or drawings, you can either buy online at the store belowor if you prefer, contact me on 

07837 991041 or email me at rick.hardcastle@yahoo.com. You can also arrange a commission by contacting in the same way.


During the course, you will:

  • Get things started with warm-up exercises –  we’ll start with some quick sketches
  • Work with still-life set pieces – you can bring your own objects if you wish
  • Develop different techniques with different materials
  • Basic perspective and proportions
  • Explore the different qualities of pencil, charcoal and pastels 
  • Receive guidance and feedback the whole way

Charcoal and pastel can be messy, so bring a protective apron (there will be a few available for those who have come straight from work), or wear washable clothes!