All the paintings are rich interpretations of Richard’s rather organic universe. As the Gallery’s catalogue points out, “Dunlop ensures that his paintings are as organic as his subjects”. The alchemy which occurs in the artist’s studio is what drives, inspires and sustains Richard, who creates his own worlds in his often richly detailed works. All the works are rich and aesthetically pleasing and Richard has no problem with the artistic ideal of beauty. But his paintings are not glibly attractive and they do suggest hidden depths… a world where life, death and renewal are constant realities. And that’s as it should be.” – Phil Brown, 2012

Whirling Dervishes (Degas Night) is an absolute knockout. Is it big?” – Ben Quilty 2012

“One of the best painters around, with the paint appearing to move, so that you become drawn into the artist’s world.”Waldemar Janusczak, 2012

“By looking into a painting, we enter a world created by the artist. He [or she] has the power to force us to relive all his/her conscious and unconscious sensations.” – Desiderius Orban

“The Jewish Violin was an image that haunted me for several years. Now I own it.” – Theo, restaurant owner and art collector, Melbourne

“My art, what do you want me to say about it? Do you think you can explain the merits of a picture to those who do not see them? I can find the best and clearest words to explain my ‘meaning’, and I have spoken to the most intelligent people about art, and they have not understood; but among people who understand, words are not necessary.” – Edgar DeGas, 1886

“You cannot change the past, but people are giving it a red hot go to rewrite its history. When returning to re-work a painting after months or years, it hasn’t changed, but you have. You are now in a better position to wrestle and reckon with a vague memory of an experience, and give it better articulation.” – RD

“Leave all the rough emotional stuff in there, every mark. They’re lonely out there.” – Sound advice about recording art Iggy Pop