Many of Richard’s finished works begin as doodles from his journal.His quirky style is influenced by hours spent at vintage shops and flea markets hunting for mid-century oddities. “I like to get ideas from weird and wonderful junk because it reminds me not to take my work too seriously”. To stay loose and inspired, he also paints large abstract paintings using acrylic paint with collage for the gallery market. He likes to create illustrated ‘zines’ (self-published street magazines), and he‘s pretty awesome at singing karaoke.
After completing his BFA at The Columbus College of Art and Design, he spent twelve gratifying years illustrating in the American Greetings Design Studio. These days, when he’s not doodling in a local coffee-shop, he works in his cozy home-studio that overlooks Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio.