Richard grew up in a remote isolated rural community in the Southwest of New Zealand’s South Island.
He was strongly influenced by the wild and untamed beauty of his childhood and youth.
His work reflects this with his strength of light and tone working in acrylic and oil paints.
He is an award winning artist with works in national and International collections.
Many of his current presentation of beautiful studies are influenced by his travels and his life around his home in rural New Zealand.