Artist BIO

Richard is a sketcher, painter, illustrator and art instructor. His body of work has appeared in local galleries, magazines, books, web sites and for corporate publicity on major transportation and architectural projects nationwide. 

He has won many awards both here and in America and in 2008 Richard raised the profile of coloured pencils as a fine art medium when he won the inaugural David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year with an orangutan painting called The Hope of Sepilok. It also won the Endangered Species Category in the competition. 

Since then, business has been good. His signature coloured pencil work has appeared in art books all over the world. Books such as A Compendium of Drawing Techniques by Donna Krizek, The Coloured Pencil Artists Drawing Bible by Jane Strother and Ann Kulbergs Coloured Pencil Secrets of Success, to name a few. 

Time at the drawing board working on commissions takes him away from completing work for book contributions and entering competitions nowadays but where did it all start for him? 

The art here is a collection of Richards most current commissions. He still remains humbled by the fact that clients keep coming back to him and is always on the look out for new commissions to stretch his talent to the maximum.

 He is always looking to sketch daily, if time allows, to practice, practice, and then, practice more! See his private sketchbook on this site.

Richard has completed many coloured pencil workshops and one-to-one sessions. Since setting up his Chumleys Art You Tube Channel, he is now exploring the world of webinars and online tutorials to explain the process of what he does to help other artists develop themselves further. 

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