Painting and drawing are my passion. I paint large abstract canvases in the open air by the ocean and in the quiet studio.

My paintings and drawings are about nature, man’s relationship to nature, man’s nature and the nature of painting and drawing. Through color, line, and the creation of form, I search for beauty and meaning in the universe.

Some of Richard's paintings are inspired by natural elements – sea, wind, sand, sky, flower gardens, fields, woods, and night stars. Some canvases are views of the earth as it appears from space. Some are drawn from infinite places located within his subconscious. Others are explorations taken at the speed of light to places he imagines in deep outer space. These artworks portray the fragility of life and the known universe.

Canvases contain movement, energy, slash, spatter, thrust, space, marks from figure drawing, explosive primary colors, handprints as signature and proof of existence, memories, hopes, ocean currents, the milky way, thoughts about life, churning expression, serenity, angst, the liquid coolness of water, maps of places, storms, moons, and geometry.