Studied art at Newcastle graduating with a first class honours,
after graduating he worked as an illustrator for magazines and newspaper including the Times and Radio Times and undertook numerous commissions.
Richard then moved into broadcasting and a career as a NEWS ANCHOR and producer at the BBC, ITV and ITN.
He loves the patterns of the townscapes and landscape and the great detail that is there to be seen but often ignored,
the tapestry like patterns of buildings on buildings and the layers of the countryside.