Rick was born in 1955 in Edinburgh, Indiana and discovered very early he had an interest in art. After High School, Rick entered the work force, working 29 years in the architectural aluminum industry and pursuing art at a hobby level. Upon retirement in 2003, Rick made fine art his new vocation and sought instruction from Indiana artists Ronald Mack and C.W. Mundy as well as art business workshops with Bill Bush of the Fredericksburg Artists School.
As a professional artist, Rick has honed his skills through workshops and many years of practice and has developed into a very collectable artist. Some of Rick’s influences include Robert Wood, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Granville Redmond, George Arthur Hays, Luminists Thomas Cole, Frederick Church, Alfred T. Bricher, Asher B. Durand and Albert Bierstadt. Contemporary influences include C.W. Mundy, Todd Reifers, Scott Christensen and Brent Cotton among many others. He still enters his works in juried competitions and has won numerous awards including “Best of Show”. His works are included in many private and corporate collections across the country.
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