Rick was born in 1952 and raised on the shores of Lake Erie, in Erie Pennsylvania. He received his formal art training at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he graduated in 1976 and later worked as a graphic designer at Welch’s in a small town in Westfield, NY. In the early 1980’s he moved to Los Angeles, CA and started working at Hughes Aircraft as a graphic designer and retired 27 years later. He turned his attention to sculpture in the late 1990’s. In Los Angeles he studied at Santa Monica City College, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, and Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, but he is mostly self-taught. Over the course of his 17 year sculpting career, he has studied under many well known sculptors including Scott Rogers and Sandy Scott. He is now headquartered in Orange County, CA, and he maintains a studio in his home. His work is authentic and has experienced and lived what he designs. His subjects are mostly western and wildlife themes.
Rick is a member of the National Sculpture Society and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Rick lives in Rossmoor California with his wife Deb and his dog Andy.