Ric Abel

Ric Abel Artist

Resident Artist and Co-Director of Spud Lane Gallery

Enquiries: hello@spudlane.com.au

Ric Abel is a man of many styles. Rather than being pigeonholed into doing just one thing, he is an artist who reinvents himself in almost every body of new work. Throughout his oeuvre though, there are recurring subjects and themes, whether it's the perils of Mr Squiggle or the plight of the Cyberman, Ric travels through landscapes, skulls and quasi-cubist forays.

An artist and former restaurateur, Ric Abel co-founded the Artichoke Gallery Café, a Bohemian-vibed restaurant and live music venue, with the primary aim to foster emerging local talent throughout the region, and which went on to become an institution in Manly NSW. The history of the venue included regular exhibitions of local artists, a broad range of art classes, art-themed corporate & fund raising events, and hosted over 3000 live gigs. It was also a film location for musician Jim Moginie (of Midnight Oil) directed by Robert Hambling; and rising star Iluka. Ric also produced Live at the Artichoke CDs to promote local musicians and many of the musicians also benefited by Ric's active promotion of their talent when they were hired for many outside private events. With all this history, it only seemed natural for Ric to conceive the SHAC Robertson, which he founded in 2018 as an artist collective. The SHAC went on to become an not-for-profit association with its own committee, resident artists, and NFP art gallery, and have since relocated to Bowral.

Abel was a finalist in the 2013 Blake Prize as well as a finalist in the Archibald's Salon des Rufusés.

Formerly represented by Maunsell Wickes, after being recommended to the Paddington gallery by John Olsen, Ric now prefers self representatation. His work can be viewed and acquired through Spud Lane Gallery.

Exhibition History and Prizes

Featured Artworks by Ric Abel

Nocturnal Muse, Ric Abel, 2016, Oil & acrylic on Spanish handmade paper mounted on canvas, 198 x 195cm
Nocturnal Muse 2016
Oil & acrylic on Spanish handmade paper mounted on canvas, 198 x 195cm
$8,000 | Purchase | Enquire
Puff A Morte, Ric Abel, 2015, Oil on linen, 201 x 120cm
Puff A Morte 2015
Oil on linen, 201 x 120cm
$5,200 | Purchase | Enquire
Shed, Ric Abel, 2016, Oil on panel, 48 x 56cm
Shed 2016
Oil on panel, 48 x 56cm
$2,600 | Purchase | Enquire
Skatter Skulls I, Ric Abel, 2015-16, Oil on linen unstretched, 210 x 109cm
Skatter Skulls I 2015-16
Oil on linen unstretched, 210 x 109cm
$3,200 | Purchase | Enquire
Skatter Skulls II, Ric Abel, 2015-16, Oil on linen unstretched, 210 x 109cm
Skatter Skulls II 2015-16
Oil on linen unstretched, 210 x 109cm
$3,200 | Purchase | Enquire
Skatter Skulls III, Ric Abel, 2015-16, Oil on linen unstretched, 210 x 109cm
Skatter Skulls III 2015-16
Oil on linen unstretched, 210 x 109cm
$3,200 | Purchase | Enquire
Highlandscape 1, Ric Abel, 2014, Oil on linen, 80 x 60 cm (oval)
Highlandscape 1 2014
Oil on linen, 80 x 60 cm (oval)
$3,400 | Purchase | Enquire
Highlandscape 6, Ric Abel, 2014, Oil on linen, 80 x 60 cm (oval)
Highlandscape 6 2014
Oil on linen, 80 x 60 cm (oval)
$3,400 | Purchase | Enquire
Robbo-nude 1, Ric Abel, 2014, Oil on linen, 85.5 x 75cm
Robbo-nude 1 2014
Oil on linen, 85.5 x 75cm
$2,500 | Purchase | Enquire
Robbo-nude 2, Ric Abel, 2014, Oil on linen, 100 x 120cm
Robbo-nude 2 2014
Oil on linen, 100 x 120cm
$3,900 | Purchase | Enquire
Neddy 3, Ric Abel, 2013, Oil on canvas, 50 x 30cm (oval)
Neddy 3 2013
Oil on canvas, 50 x 30cm (oval)
$2,600 | Purchase | Enquire
Ruminari 6, Ric Abel, 2013, Oil on linen, 52 x 44cm
Ruminari 6 2013
Oil on linen, 52 x 44cm
$2,600 | Purchase | Enquire
Ruminari 1, Ric Abel, 2013, Oil on linen, 52 x 44cm
Ruminari 1 2013
Oil on linen, 52 x 44cm
SOLD
Ruminari 5, Ric Abel, 2013, Oil on linen, 52 x 44cm
Ruminari 5 2013
Oil on linen, 52 x 44cm
SOLD
Mother and Child, Ric Abel, c1993, Oil on canvas, 122 x 91cm
Mother and Child c1993
Oil on canvas, 122 x 91cm
$3,500 | Purchase | Enquire
Marble Whippers, Ric Abel, 2015, Oil on linen, 50 x 122cm
Marble Whippers 2015
Oil on linen, 50 x 122cm
$2,500 | Purchase | Enquire
Duel (lost love), Ric Abel, 2015, Oil on linen, 51 x 122cm
Duel (lost love) 2015
Oil on linen, 51 x 122cm
$2,300 | Purchase | Enquire
3rd of May Squiggle Assassinee, Ric Abel, 2001, Oil on canvas, 121 x 167cm
3rd of May Squiggle Assassinee 2001
Oil on canvas, 121 x 167cm
$4,950 | Purchase | Enquire
Robbo Mare, Ric Abel, 2012, Oil on linen, 120 x 184cm
Robbo Mare 2012
Oil on linen, 120 x 184cm
SOLD
Mad Habits 1, Ric Abel, 2013, Oil on canvas, 43 x 43cm
Mad Habits 1 2013
Oil on canvas, 43 x 43cm
$2,800 | Purchase | Enquire
Mad Habits 2, Ric Abel, 2013, Oil on canvas, 43 x 43cm
Mad Habits 2 2013
Oil on canvas, 43 x 43cm
$2,800 | Purchase | Enquire
Mad Habits 3, Ric Abel, 2013, Oil on canvas, 43 x 43cm
Mad Habits 3 2013
Oil on canvas, 43 x 43cm
$2,800 | Purchase | Enquire
Rain on Main St Robertson, Ric Abel, 2014-2022, Oil on canvas, 60 x 50cm
Rain on Main St Robertson 2014-2022
Oil on canvas, 60 x 50cm
$4,500 | Purchase | Enquire
Quarry, Ric Abel, 2014, Oil on canvas, 25 x 20 cm (oval)
Quarry 2014
Oil on canvas, 25 x 20 cm (oval)
SOLD
InstaCats 2, Ric Abel, 2021, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
InstaCats 2 2021
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
$6,500 | Purchase | Enquire
InstaCats 1, Ric Abel, 2021, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
InstaCats 1 2021
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
$6,500 | Purchase | Enquire
Kangaloon morning, Ric Abel, , Oil on panel, 20 x 25cm
Kangaloon morning
Oil on panel, 20 x 25cm
SOLD
Skull, Ric Abel, , Oil on panel, 35 x 26cm
Skull
Oil on panel, 35 x 26cm
$600 | Enquire
Skull, Ric Abel, , Oil on panel, 35 x 26cm
Skull
Oil on panel, 35 x 26cm
$600 | Enquire
Quietude-3, Ric Abel, 2022, Oil on linen, 132 x 107cm
Quietude-3 2022
Oil on linen, 132 x 107cm
$8,500 | Purchase | Enquire
Nature Morte à la Bouteille I, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte à la Bouteille I 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
SOLD
Nature Morte au Buste I, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte au Buste I 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Nature Morte au Bocal de Poissons, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte au Bocal de Poissons 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Nature Morte à la Sculpture de Braque, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte à la Sculpture de Braque 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Bocal aux Poissons II, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
Bocal aux Poissons II 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
$6,500 | Purchase | Enquire
Nature Morte aux Fruits I, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte aux Fruits I 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Nature Morte au Crâne II, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte au Crâne II 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Nature Morte au Buste IV, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte au Buste IV 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
SOLD
Nature Morte à la Bouteille II, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte à la Bouteille II 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Bocal aux Poissons I, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
Bocal aux Poissons I 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
SOLD
Nature Morte au Buste III, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte au Buste III 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Nature Morte au Crâne I, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte au Crâne I 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
SOLD
Le Chevalet d’Artiste, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Le Chevalet d’Artiste 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Nature Morte au Panier de Fleurs, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte au Panier de Fleurs 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Nature Morte au Buste II, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
Nature Morte au Buste II 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 95.5 x 75cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
Mystic Family, Ric Abel, 2022, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
Mystic Family 2022
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 141 x 150cm
$6,500 | Purchase | Enquire
InstaCat 1, Ric Abel, 2021, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
InstaCat 1 2021
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
InstaCat 2, Ric Abel, 2021, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
InstaCat 2 2021
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
SOLD
InstaCat 4, Ric Abel, 2021, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
InstaCat 4 2021
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
InstaCat 5, Ric Abel, 2021, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
InstaCat 5 2021
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
InstaCat 6, Ric Abel, 2021, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
InstaCat 6 2021
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
$2,250 | Purchase | Enquire
InstaCat 3, Ric Abel, 2021, Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
InstaCat 3 2021
Acrylic on Watercolour Paper mounted on aluminium, 76 x 56cm
SOLD

Some of the above works are included in our current curation on display Friday to Sunday 10am-4pm. You may also contact us to arrange a virtual viewing or request a mock up of a piece in your home.

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