A Tupelo native, Richard began his studies at Parsons School of Design in New York, NY and studied under Greely Myatt and Rob Reedy at Itawamba Community College. He completed his education at the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing.
Richard says "My work is inspired by contrasts: contrasts of color, contrasts of shape, and contrasts of subject matter. I feel that my work is also about teaching - showing and explaining the ordinary in extraordinary ways.
"Retaining the transparent integrity of watercolor is very important to me. In doing so, I try to push the watercolor to its limits - darkest dark to lightest light.
"My goal in art is two-fold: to make the most of the abilities that God has given me and to create art that captures my view of the world and is enhanced by my passion for life."
15.25 x 24.25 Inches Watercolor Matted and Framed in 1/2 Inch Metal Frame
14 x 22 inches, watercolor on hot press paper, matted and framed
22 x 16 inches, watercolor on hot press paper, matted and framed
20 x 23 inches, watercolor on hot press paper, matted and framed
8 x 17 inches, Watercolor on Hot Press Paper
14 x 12 inches, watercolor on hot press paper, matted and framed
17 x 23 Matted and Framed Watercolor
26 x 18 inches, Watercolor, Frame included
36 x 26 inches, watercolor on hot press paper