Richard is a self taught artist. Even though he has not studied art in an academic setting, the limited private training he has taken has provided the basic approach to this art form and has allowed him the freedom and independence to develop his own unique style.
Richard converted to his current art form in 2007, and has gone on to develop many of his own distinctive techniques and has receiving numerous awards in art competitions, including a Best Of Show in 2008, 2010 and 2017.
In 2009 Richard started teaching Workshops in his art form and has conducted many throughout Southern California. In 2010 Richard began showing his art at Fine Art Festivals, and continues to take part in several each year.
Richard believes his style of art allows his imagination to expand and flourish. He enjoys combining otherwise unrelated objects together with acrylic paint, resulting in a singular and unique work of art. His art ranges from fanciful and fun to contemplative and emotional. His objective is to rouse feelings within the viewer.