Richard is a native of Pensacola, Florida. He has always been interested in art but has only explored painting for a relatively short period in his life. Briefly in the mid 70s when he worked for one year in oils and was a member of the Quayside Art Gallery of Pensacola. In recent years , since 1999, he has concentrated on the medium of watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media painting. Most recently he has included photography in his bag of tricks.
Richard paints primarily as a realist and enjoys painting a variety of subjects. He also takes his inspiration from the beautiful vistas and prominent landmarks of the Florida Gulf Coast and his home town Pensacola.
With no formal art training Richard considers himself a novice and privileged to be associated with the \"Quayside Art Gallery\" and \"Blue Morning Gallery\", both located in Pensacola.