Richard was born in 1975, originally a graphic designer. Richard started painting full time 2001. He is well known in New Zealand for his landscape paintings with much of his work residing now in private residences and corporate collections worldwide. More recently Richard has become a popular teacher through his instructional videos sold primarily through his teaching website mypaintingclub.com
He has been featured in several international arts magazines and in 2012 was the opening speaker for the world’s largest plein air painting convention held in America. Richard travels the world teaching and painting and is married with two children, now residing in New Zealand.