Rick has painted, sculpted, and designed for 40 plus years. He worked with artist Douglas Van Howd for 19 years producing and eventually creating bronze monuments. One of the most noted that he took from original design to production and installation was the Duel in Bronze, a lifesized bronze depicted a battle between a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops. It is set in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Also, Rick is quite skilled in sculpting the human figure, having produced the life sized figure of the legendary Chuck Yeager on display at Edwards AFB in California as well as various sports and historical figures.