Hi, I'm Richard
Based on the East Coast of the US, I'm a painter, book author, designer, and product creator. Following two decades in the world of digital product, I've thrown myself back into my painting practice. My first public collection was entitled Bloom, which explored anti-fragility and my fascination with how people are able to recover from devastating adversity. My late wife, Kristy, battled cancer for several years. No matter the challenges she faced, she always held her head high.
The Bloom collection was followed by the Tension series and the Domestic Propaganda series. These explore our relationships with each other and the world. You can read more about those artworks here.
You can learn more about my art thesis, my books and my other creative work here.
Pink and White Peony
The painting that started the Bloom collection. Inspired by a conversation about unconditional love, a poem about the fragility of attachment is painted around the edge of the canvas. Only a full collection of the original paintings will reveal the entirety of the poem. The original hangs in Elle Woulfe's home along with her curated collection.
Cancer has a way of making you feel invisible. The 'Ghost Peony' quietly reminds us beauty doesn't need to be the boldest thing in the room. A gentle choice of colors that blends in and stands out all at the same time. The original is owned by Bob Allard.
I love the light of this painting. It's hard to believe how these ceramic-looking petals grow in some of the harshest places on earth. Seemingly fragile, yet resilient. The poem around the sides, The Promise, asks how a strong love can be gently-held. The original is now part of David Cancel's private collection.
Robyn, Charleston SC
"Stunning. I wish you could paint every wall in my house to look like this."
Perry, New York. NY
"If I find out you sold that painting to someone without asking me first, you're dead to me."
Chris, Portland ME
"Whennnn, whennnn :)"