Hi, I'm Richard
Based on the East Coast of the US, I'm a painter, author, designer, and product creator. Following two decades in the world of digital product, I've thrown myself back into my painting practice with my first public collection entitled 'Bloom'.
The Bloom collection explores anti-fragility and my fascination with how people and nature 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. Her strength has inspired these works. The peony is an ideal symbol of her resilience. I've watched these delicate flowers weather the harsh New England winters to grow back stronger each year. My hope is that collectors of these prints will be encouraged to face whatever challenges come their way. A portion of the profits are donated to cancer research and support via the PanMass Challenge.
You can learn more about my art thesis, my books and my other creative work here.
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 :)"
The poetry around the art
Wrapped around several pieces in the Bloom collection are the words of poems written by me. To emphasize the illusion of separateness, I've broken the poems up and painted different stanzas of the poem on each painting. Unless you owned the entire collection you won't have the entire poem, only fragments. If you own a piece of my art, I hope this encourages you to seek out the other painting owners and exchange fragments to complete the poems. The illusion of separateness can be broken by reaching out and reconnecting the pieces.