Adam Riches is an emerging British painter and draughtsman. Primarily monochromatic, his characteristically stylized portraits and figurative works are sensitive responses to the human condition, ranging from furious expressive moments to poignant, melancholy reflections. The monochrome illustrations emerge out of blank backgrounds, with broad, gestural lines skittering and looping across the paper. Mostly, those are anonymous figures, but sometimes you will recognize familiar faces too, like Charles Darvin, Marilyn Monroe or Amy Winehouse. See more of the artist’s scribbled portraits as well as his work in charcoal on Instagram and Facebook and you can find his artwork available for purchase through Nadia Arnold Ltd.