Richard is a registered architect. Several years ago when architectural projects were slim, he resuscitated his interest in painting. Many years previously he had done a series of acrylic washes on canvas. When he re-started in 2011, he chose oil paints as the medium and seriously notched up the color intensity. Designs are based on architectural patterns, with the emphasis on color relationships and varying intensities. No color is repeated on an individual painting. Designs extend to wrapped edges.