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.