Rick was formally an oil and watercolor artist and was a juried member of the Charleston and Summerville, SC Artist Guilds. He painted often from the photographs he had taken. Eventually, photography became an art form itself and he put away his brushes, focusing solely on it.
He and his wife Jan live near the coast providing him with ample subject matter. They enjoy travel, primarily our great national parks. He considers the created world his second church, which also touches his soul with its majesty and mystery.