Richard first studied art at Chartesey in London,mainly pen & ink work while studying draughtsmanship which he never took up, instead went into the Film industry working on films and TV series, he only began watercolour painting in 1995.
Richard is mostly a self taught watercolourist and has participated in workshops by Robert Wade, Alvaro Castagnet, Keiko Tanabe and others.
Richard tries to put vibrancy to work when painting flower paintings, this colourful realism, combined with composition and strong sense of light and shadows he hopes to leave a long lasting impression on the viewer.
He enjoys painting the narrow streets of Provence and Tuscany with their bright sunshine and deep shadows with pavement Cafes.
Lately painting “Creative Impressionism” which he finds is fun, interesting in achieving.
Richard is a member of the Watercolour Society of WA, Rockingham Watercolour Society past member of the Cairns Art Society also the Queensland Watercolour Society.
Richard and his Family have lived in WA for over 35years.
Richard treats painting as a hobby, but finds time to give workshops and demonstrations for intermediate, he has written Art Tips for “Watercolor Magic”(USA) and has had his work published in “Best of Worldwide Landscape Artists” in the USA.
Richard has won over 60 art awards and has had 9 successful solo exhibitions, his paintings hang in homes and Galleries across the world and most Australian States and Territories, his work has been purchased by Councils to give as gifts to visiting dignitaries.