Richard's studio is in a biscuit factory in Liverpool where he paints and draws every day and eats chocolate hobnobs. He studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University and Wirral Metropolitan College and on graduating was awarded a travel grant to study Renaissance Art in Italy where he was taught how to make oil paint in a Monasterial retreat just north of Lake Garda.
The resulting work was awarded first prize in the Sefton Open, followed shortly with his first solo public exhibition at the Atkinson Gallery, Southport, where his work was bought for their collection.
Richard was chosen as one of three emerging artists to exhibit alongside Turner Prize winners Chris Ofili and Keith Tyson in 'Exposed' (Art and Culture in England's North West) and was shortlisted for the Liverpool Art Prize in 2009.
Since becoming a father in 2010 Richard has been working with Paper Gallery UK, exhibiting around the world at art fairs and has upcoming group and solo exhibitions in Glasgow, Nottingham, Weymouth and Los Angeles.