Richard’s artistic passion began as a child and has been a common thread throughout his life. Upon graduation from Samford University, he stayed in Birmingham AL and enrolled in The Fellows program, which focuses on the role of vocation in the lives of Christians. It enabled him to see that his passion and gifts in art were not an accident. He began to pursue a career as a visual artist in 2015. Richard works with graphite, ink, and occasionally colored pencil to create contemporary realistic works that aim to draw attention to a particular subject.