Richard is an award winning Northern California landscape artist, painting with oils, primarily en Plein Air. The discovery and joy of painting came to him quite late in his life path, but not unexpectedly. Landscape photography was his chosen creative medium for thirty years. Large, medium and small format cameras… using primarily black and white images and the magic of polaroid transfers on watercolor paper. After taking a painting class in soft Pastels to enhance his Polaroid transfers… He dedicated himself to the possibilities that painting presented.
Most of Richard’s career was spent as an entrepreneur, importer and graphic designer. He became more heavily involved in the art industry as the product manager for an exclusive importer of French fine art materials where his eyes were opened to the unique history of the impressionist era and to art materials in general. He is a committed plein air painter and has studied with many of California’s finest professionals.
Richard is regularly invited to many plein-air events and participates in annual Northern California shows that raise funds for numerous causes. He is one of the MALT (Marin Agricultural Land Trust) painters and other shows include MarinScapes, Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Sonoma Plein Air, Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational, Napa Valley Art Festival, the San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival and the Door County Plein Air Festival. Richard represents Plein Air Magazine, is an artist member of the California Art Club and previous Co-Chairman of the CAC Northern California Chapter.