Richard was born and raised in Woodland California. he started drawing at a young age like most children. Richard states that as he got older he painted and experimented in different mediums, from soap stone sculptures painted in acrylic, and also worked in clay. He began to be interested in modern art, abstract, and now currently in deco style art.
He has participated in art shows and sold many of his pieces which keeps encouraging him to produce. Richard gives credit to organizations that have supported and exhibited his work in his community, such as the Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery, Art Expressions of San Joaquin, and The Catalyst Art Studio.