After being born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon, Richard eventually studied studio art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. After a serious of adventures which included working for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as a Gallery Monitor and studying stone sculpture in Zimbabwe, he returned to Florida. Since his return he has exhibit his art throughout central Florida and has also taught art classes for many different programs. He is also married to his wonderful wife Vanessa.
Richard feels that Art is his calling in life. He creates art that is influenced by many different cultures, that is very expressive, and that communicates is his personal spiritual faith. Being a part of Paint Nite is an opportunity for Richard to inspire others to create art on their own.