From a design and fine art background in Northampton Richard went on to win the Daily Mail’s ‘Artist of the Year’ award in 1992. After an exciting career in motorsport travelling the world, Richard finally decided to concentrate full-time on his art.
Richard paints on to glass, which is his preferred medium and creates a unique style of oil painting as opposed to the more traditional canvas or board. He has a particular interest in landscapes and skies as they are constantly changing, giving a constant flow of inspiration, which he enjoys exploring and being able to capture a moment in time.
Richard likes to challenge himself with difficult work - "painting oil on glass can make you want to tear your hair out, but is also satisfying at the same time" and he wants to paint better than the last time; pushing the boundaries of what he can do. Once the painting is finished, he wants people to look at the piece and be drawn in and find themselves lost in his work.
“From early in my teenage years a quote has never left my mind…life’s too short. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you may miss it. I’m looking all the time.”