About the Artist
Born in Barrie in 1958, Richard has been painting and drawing since he was ten years old, developing his abilities on a self-taught basis until enrolling in the Fine Arts Department at the Ontario College of Arts four year program.
Since graduating in 1990, Richard has since opened and operated a small business in Orillia, Ontario.
Richard is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards throughout his career including:
- 1988 John Alfsen Award for Proficiency in Fine Art
- 1989 Dorothy Steven's Award for Proficiency in Painting and Drawing
- 1991 Best in Show, Watercolour and Pastel, Kempenfest, Barrie
- 1992 Best Traditional Painting, Midland Arts Festival
Richard's work was chosen to be in a movie 'Where the Heart is', filmed in Toronto, and commanded the highest price in a charity silent auction held at the Ontario College of Art in 1989.