Rick is an award winning Santa
Barbara based artist who works in oils
on both canvas and board. He recieved formal training in biological
illustration at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland
Ca. Born in 1953 he spent his early years soaking up the beauty
of the Northern California's back country near his grandparent's
ranch in Sebastapol, California. The vision of those undeveloped
vistas has remained strong throughout the years and is still
to date a strong influence in his work. Relying on a love of
nature, an interest in the California Plein Air movement as well
as commercial training in realism he has created a unique blend
of style and vision.
University of California at Berkeley,
1973 to 1977. Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Conservation of Natural Resources.
California College of Arts and Crafts, 1979 to 1981 majoring
in design/ illustration.
1997, started painting in oils
1998-1999, Windwood Galleries, Vail, Colorado.
1999-2000, Snowy Mountain Gallery, Buena Vista, Colorado.
1999, Honorable Mention Fine Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara,
2000 (April to October), Exhibited at Caruso/Woods Fine Arts.
2000 (October), 3rd place Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens
2000 (October), Museum Directors Award Santa
Barbara Museum of Natural History Art Walk.
2000 (October to present), Exhibiting at Pascucci Restaurant
Santa Barbara CA.
2001 (June), Winner of the 2001 IAA Award (Individual Artist
Award) in painting, Santa Barbara Arts Fund
2001 - August 2002, Maureen Murphy Fine Arts Montecito, CA.
2002 Garcia Fine Arts Prescott, AZ.
2002 Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
2003 First Place Painting Santa Barbara Natural History Museum