| 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.
California at Berkeley, 1973 to 1977.
Bachelor of Arts Degreein Conservation of Natural Resources.
of Arts and Crafts, 1979 to 1981
majoring in design/ illustration.