Richard’s work has evolved from early art college figurative painting through abstraction in the seventies and, from the late seventies,
back to the figurative.
Abstract/non objective painting taught him much about space and shape and the delicate balance between them. He hopes his painting still retains the stillness that comes from that balance.
Richard combines ordinary people with ordinary and imaginary scapes to create work which he hopes makes the viewer think and dream.
For him each work has specific and vague meanings which arise from its conception and the process of its making.
The title he give to each painting can help point the viewer in at least one direction but should not always be taken too literally.
Richard considers himself to be a 'symbolist' in that the figures and objects portrayed often have more than one significance.
He always hopes that his work pleases the eye but also stimulates the mind.