Richard was born in Leeds, in West Yorkshire, and studied painting at St.Martin's School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London.
After working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, and later as a drawing tutor at various London colleges, he left London in 2006 and moved up to the wilds of the South Pennines; renovating an old stone house overlooking the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, in the village of Marsden, in West Yorkshire.
Near the centre of the village he now also has a working studio space - complete with free wifi - courtesy of the wonderful Hanson Musical Instruments workshop next door!
The 'landscape', has always been a major source of inspiration for his work; but the history of science, and philosophy, has been just as important in generating ideas for the invention of new work... alongside music and the idea of 'story-telling'...
But a relatively recent way of working - in which all of the pieces start life as a 'physical painting' - before being scanned and then developed as a digital creation - has opened up a new and rather wonderful world of visual possibilities; combining the qualities usually found in work that is 'physically created', with the flexibility and inventiveness that's available in the digital realm.
Richard will be represented at this year's Affordable Art Fairs in Battersea, and in Hampstead, by Noon-Powell Fine Art, currently based in Notting Hill Gate, London W 11.
We can arrange and oversee the creation of a new work, made specifically for you.