Richard began his painting career in the early 80's after a long sojourn in London playing Jazz.
Since those early days his paintings have been sold and exhibited in many leading galleries throughout the sSouthern region as well as America, Taiwan and South Korea.
Recently, Richards work has been accepted for the last 4 years at the Royal Institute for Painters in Watercolours Open Exhibitions winning 2 awards for the best watercolour.
Light Texture and distance are his principal concerns. These elements predominate his subject matter.
"For me, painting is a continuum - an exploration. But watercolour is a medium that seems to be always one step ahead"