Richard is a contemporary Oriental Brush and Watercolor artist based in Victoria, BC. He paints for personal enjoyment, but recent recognition and success in international art shows and exhibitions has allowed him to paint to support organizations with a worthy cause, such as the local wildlife rehabilitation centre, the Wild ARC. The image that you see here is an international award winner.
Richard’s style is unique and can best be described as 'east meets west'. Although Richard is mostly known for his vibrant, spontaneous watercolors, working exclusively with Chinese brushes, he also paints images from daily life that just call out to be painted.
This is how Richard describes his art: “I enjoy working spontaneously, capturing the essence of my subject to give it a fresh look. To do this I enjoy the challenge of working the image using methods ranging from realism to impressionism and the abstract form."