Richard studied painting at Maidstone College of Art (1971-74). He has continued to produce his own work ever since and has become intensely involved in printmaking.
A Master printmaker, Richard has editioned work for many contemporary artists, including David Hockney, Robert Ryman, Francesco Clemente, Donald Sultan and Keith Haring. In 1977 he worked with David Hockney as his assistant, setting up an etching studio for him. In 1988 Richard spent several months in New York working with Jasper Johns, proofing and editioning complex carborundum prints.
Today, Richard concentrates solely on his own work, which derives from nature and travel. The garden he has designed at his studio in Charlton is a rich source of inspiration. A frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and an invited exhibitor at the Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries, Richard also regularly shows his work internationally.
Richard's work appears in many collections worldwide; public collections include: Victoria & Albert Museum, Trevelyan College University of Durham, Aston University, Chelmsford Museum, The Central and Regional Library of Berlin and Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria.