Richard’s paintings have been displayed in the “Oil Painters of America” show numerous times and in the National Show of 2011 I received the Animals Award of Excellence. His paintings have been featured on the cover of American Artist December 2004 and the cover of International Artists Magazine, December 2006. Among other things he also received the Art Times Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York and the Stobart Foundation Award at the Twenty-third Annual Mystic International. He is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, (ASMA).
Arts for the Parks honored Richard with the Grand Canyon Purchase Award in 2005, the Purchase Award in 2004 from the Grand Teton Natural History Association and the Marine Art Award in 2003 and 2006. He also received the Judge’s Choice Award in the Arts for the Parks competition for both the 2000 and 2001 competitions.
Richard began painting at an early age, first showing his work while still attending high school in Williamsville, New York. In 1981 he graduated from the University of Utah, where for five years he studied portrait and figurative painting under Alvin Gittins. “Gittins’ ability to render the figure so accurately intrigues and influences me to this day”.
In 1981, Richard moved to Germany to study languages at the Universität Kiel. With Kiel as a home base, he utilized the opportunity to travel and paint throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. While studying at the University of Berlin, he met his wife from Stockholm, Sweden. In 1988 they both moved back to Salt Lake City and now have three children. Every summer they travel back to Sweden, where he will take off to paint a new location in Europe.
Currently, Richard is in the following Galleries: Howard/Mandville Gallery Kirkland, WA; Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR; Southam Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT; May Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM;. Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA.