A native of southern Michigan, Rich has studied and painted in oils for over 45 years. A long time member of Oil Painters of America, the Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society. Rich’s work focuses on lighting and atmosphere to render depth in his paintings. His compositions are often quiet and contemplative.
Rich welcomes the renewed appreciation of representational painting. His paintings, while embracing realism, reflect his own unique style and interpretation with an emphasis on values, shapes, edges and color as light. Richard paints full time. His work has been purchased by both private and commercial collectors.