About the Artist
Born in 1967, Richard grew up in the fishing village of Lympstone in Devon. After school he initially trained as a jeweller but went on to take a degree in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and Design and graduated in 1991.
Keen for travel and adventure, just 3 months after graduation he began a military career that spanned over 20 years, initially in the Army infantry and later in the Royal Marines. During this time he travelled widely and served operationally in Bosnia Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.
Richard left the military in 2012 and briefly ran a veterans' charity project before focussing his full attention on art. He now lives and works in Exeter in the South West of England.