Originally from Evergreen, Colorado, Rick has spent most of his life living in Lyme, Connecticut. He graduated from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2011, with a BFA in painting. He is a recipient of the American Visions Award as well as the John Stobart Fellowship Award. Rick has taught observational drawing, figure drawing, portrait painting, and horse drawing. Rick has been featured in both American Artist and Art of the West magazine. His work is primarily figurative, he strives to create timeless contemporary American portraits.