Richard, an artist and photographer with a BFA, owned and managed his own company specializing in the manufacture of sculptural metal embossing dies for paper products i.e. greeting cards, stationary, book covers, etc. He led the company from start-up to that of achieving “key supplier status” for the Number Two and Number Three (Gibson Greeting Card Company and American Greetings) greeting card companies in the world at the time. Headquartered in Northern Kentucky, Richard restored and used the historic buildings on the 200+ acre family farm for his company’s office and operations. After a quarter of a century in this field, he decided it was time to make a change and to think about pursuing what he enjoyed doing most: painting and taking pictures. Richard has spent the last several years painting, drawing and photographing the subjects near and dear to him – his and his wife, Pamela’s, favorite places in and around Kentucky and the Northeastern United States, and special places in his heart - working from memory or from his massive collection of photographs. His work has been featured in The Maine Magazine; The Boothbay Register; The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce Region Guide and on the statewide Visit Maine website.