Born in Lima, Peru in 1950, Ricardo has enjoyed drawing and painting since he was a child. He attended German Suarez Vertiz Art School and also Corriente Alterna Art School in Lima. Living near the sea, he has enjoyed spending lots of time on the beach has influenced his fondness for painting sea-related themes.
He has had two solo exhibitions in Lima and in New York and has taken part in several group exhibitions in Peru. He is a regular participant at “Noche de Arte,” an annual fund-raising exhibition organized by the U.S. Embassy in Lima. He has won several prizes and honorary mentions in exhibitions at the 132-year-old Regattas Club in Lima and has taken part in the Annual International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport since 2000, receiving the Marine Environmental Wildlife Award in 2006.
Ricardo is married and has three children and three grandchildren who visit regularly, to his delight, but interfere with his painting. He is a member of the Regattas Club where he keeps a small sailboat and a kayak and where he often finds inspiration for his paintings.