Hometown: Valley Mills, Texas
Richard has been exhibiting at Waterfowl Festival since 2001 and was the featured carver of the 2013 Festival. The first bird carving he saw was in a gallery in Dallas, Texas in 1985. He liked what he saw and wanted to try it. In 1988, after much trial and error, he submitted two pieces at the World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City, MD. They did well so he was encouraged to continue. He has been enjoying every aspect of this art form ever since and says he is excited about going to work every day.