Richard has asked me to write something to include in
his book and says that this may be ‘good or bad.’ This
may be so in more ways than one but in fact I have not
even contemplated such judgements about him or his
work. Generally I try to avoid such rash conclusions.
What has impressed me is the extent to which Richard
is able to integrate his artistic objectives with prevalent
social and financial attitudes and arrive at a comfortable
philosophical approach to these juxtaposed functions.
He has achieved this by donating a percentage of the
proceeds of the sale of his works to charity in
innovatively conceived formulations that patently
assist his marketing but also contribute to the welfare
Having the experience of an era where the artistic
impulse and imagery was rooted in nature, I am
fascinated by work such as Richard’s which seems to have
the electronic imagery of TV, computer and movie screens
at its source. This, together with his technical illustration
experience, contributed to a unique approach to the
process of making art, that seems in accord with
contemporary lifestyle trends.
I am sure that Richard’s ‘lateral thinking’ approach to
the processes of art is going to afford us with much
amazement and amusement in future!