Rick has no formal art training, but has been drawing and painting in various mediums for some 25 years and successfully sold his work through local art club exhibitions and via the web to customers both in UK and abroad.
Rick is also a member of The Society for all Artists and has had work published in thier magazine on two occassions.
As a European growing up in West Africa during the 50's and 60's Rick had a varied and broad education, including being taught photography from the age of 8. This gave him a good eye for a picture and an understanding of light, tone and composition which stood him in good stead when he started painting later in life.
He also gained a love of both the people and the wildlife of Africa as can be seen from much of his work.
Still a keen photographer and traveller Rick has aquired a mass of material on which to base future projects and he also contributes to
Paint my Photo a website sharing material with other like minded artists and photographers from around the world.
Rick has his own wesite as well as exhibiting with River Art and The Artists Studio. See links.
Recently I started doing animal portraits in pastels which have had a very good reception and resulted in several commissions.
There are a few examples of my work in the Animal Gallery and should you wish to commission a picture of your pet please contact me. I can work from good quailty well focused photographs or would visit to take my own. I choose to work from photographs rather than life as not many pets will sit still for four or five hours !!!