Rick has been interested in art and drawing since he was about 7 years old, and started painting when he was about 12 years old. He started painting with acrylics, switched to oils, and is now back to painting with acrylics. He also loves woodworking, including carving and building furniture.
He and his wife, Terri, have been married since 1977, and have raised three children, and now have nine grandchildren. Art is an important aspect of their family life and travels, as they find the beauty around them and try to capture it in different mediums. Wherever they travel to, you will find Rick with his easel and paints trying to capture the moment, whether on a beach with the grandkids or at a wide spot in the road through the mountains capturing the moment on film for a later painting.