Richard works primarily as a painter and sculptor. In his drawings and paintings he explores the suggestive nature of colour and form and the substance of paint and ground. For Richard painting has a hidden potential and in searching for meaning and authenticity it becomes an essential expression of individuality and spirit. Each artwork is a statement arrived at through a long process accomplished by means of opaque and transparent layering. Absences and removals build tensions and a wealth of texture and meaning as one state supersedes another. The finished piece offers a new vantage point, a new "countenance" in the world, unique and radiant.