Rick was born and raised in West Valley City, Utah. While growing up, he spent much time outdoors and on his grandfather’s ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming. His time on the ranch is where he acquired a particular love for horses and the cowboy lifestyle. These passions inspire many of his paintings. His artistic technique varies from a loose impressionistic style with bright, vibrant colors, to depicting fine detail.
His studies in college is where he developed a deep appreciation for all kinds of art. Rick has been painting for over 20-years and has had the opportunity to study under established artists Jason Rich and Grant Redden, both members of the Cowboy Artists of America. Learning from artists that Rick admires has opened vast opportunities and brought joy to many people he has worked with in the art world. Rick, his wife and four sons currently reside in North Salt Lake, Utah.