In recent paintings and drawings, Richard has been using subjects such as toys (cowboy and Indian figures, superhero dolls, army guys, etc), Peeps, green M & M’s, rubber ducks, and king cake baby Jesus figures with images of chaos theory diagrams, bomb explosions, lightening fields, and organizational theory diagrams. Lately, other new (dangerous) images of bacteria, viruses, and germs have been included in his repertoire of image choices. These pieces address issues of history, history making, and identity through use images of toys from my childhood, and art historical references.
Richard has exhibited his paintings in various locations, including solo and group exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago and Little Rock. Richard has been chosen by jurors around the country for special recognition in national and regional exhibitions, and recently had solo exhibitions at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR and the Laredo Center for the Arts in Laredo, TX.
Richard currently lives in Monticello, Arkansas where he is a Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas.