Richard is based in the south of Cumbria, living close to the Lake District hills and overlooking Morecambe Bay. Although the landscape of northern England informs much of Richard's work, it is the less obviously picturesque aspects of Cumbria that have the most resonance. The intention is to celebrate the places we encounter in our everyday life; those places that enrich our lives on a regular basis.
Richard's most recent work also celebrates the extraordinary power of plant growth, from the smallest 'weed' to the largest tree; the annual cycle of germination, development and reproduction that goes largely unnoticed by humans. The work suggests the unconscious but unstoppable ability of plants to regenerate the environment, despite the impact of humans.
Richard trained as an art historian and the influence of English printmakers of the early 20th century can be detected in his work. He has exhibited throughout the UK, with work selected for the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in 2020 and 2021 and the New Light Prize Exhibition that recently toured England. He is the recipient of a Fenton Arts Trust Prize, and has work in collections in the UK and Japan.