Richard taught Conceptual Advertising  at the School of Visual Arts and helped teach and mentor many of today 's industry leaders..

After a career in Advertising, devoted to selling other people’s work and which garnered all the industry's coveted awards, in 2015 Richard quit advertising to devote himself full-time to his first love: the fine art of painting.  

Richard paints in a studio in his 18th century home that he shares with his wife, Teri, and their two dogs, Watson and Punch.