Born in 1952, Richard began what was to be a flourishing career in Art, drawing and sketching. After leaving Art College, he set upon a career in music but returned to painting professionally
in his 20ís. Watercolour was his chosen medium as this was Ďa natural extension to drawing. Early influences were Turner and later, American exponents: Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and
Richard was born near the sea with surrounding rural landscape. As a boy he sketched the fields and woodlands near to his home. But his love of the sea would dominate his subject matter.
ĎI feel a kinship with the sea. For me, it has a mythical, poetic quality and an Ďeternalí distance that excites my imaginationí. Distance, mood and light are the qualities I wish to portray in
most of my work.
After working for many years exclusively in watercolour, the artist began to incorporate other mediums such as Acrylic and inks to his work. This allowed him to create yet stronger colours
and textures to his work.
Richard has shown and exhibited his work in many galleries in London, the Home Counties and the West Country.
His professional career was given a boost when one of his paintings was presented to the Princess Michael of Kent after she selected it from a display at a West Country agricultural show.
After visiting and painting in Portugal Richard was invited to stage an exhibition by the Portuguese embassy in London, whereupon, one of his works was purchased by the Ambassador
Since those early years, the artistís work has been exhibited in some of Englandís most prestigious galleries and has many private collectors both in the UK and abroad.