Art came easily and quickly to Richard. He could always draw. At one time he considered becoming a political cartoonist, but after training in painting and sculpture at the Hampstead Academy in London and then at Avni Art Institute in Israel he knew that sculpture was his calling. He enrolled in the Basis School of Sculpture in Israel, completed the 5 year course in two years and opened his own studio in Hadassah Neurim. Like the Old Masters, Richard has a deep interest in Classical and Biblical Mythology. Like the Old Masters, Richard has made a life study of human anatomy. Combining these interests with his considerable artistic talents, plus his personal background in bodybuilding and aesthetic achievement, Richard has made a unique mark in sculpture of the 21st century.