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Born in Brighton in 1943. Studied painting and lithography at Hastings School of Art (1960-62) and at Goldsmiths School of Art (1962-64) awarded NDD. He was also at Goldsmith (1964 - 5) for Art Teachers Certificate (A T C). In that year he 'discovered' embroidery under the aegis of Constance Howard.
He taught general art at Eltham Green Comprehensive school (1965-68) and eventually became Head of Art at Avery Hill College from 1968-1985. He studied History of Art (Dip.Hist. Art) between 1975-79 as a part time student and the Advanced Diploma in Education between 1984-1985 also as a part time student on an extra mural course run by London University. Since 1968 and particularly since freelancing from 1985 he has continued to pursue his own work in painting, drawing and embroidery; exhibiting work either with groups or one-man shows.
He is a regular exhibitor and demonstrator at ICHF embroidery shows and the Knitting and Stitching Fairs. Richard gives talks to textile groups, particularly branches of the embroiders guild, throughout the country. He runs courses in textile art, drawing and painting at various adult education centres and independent organisations and lectures on Art History to NADFAS.
He has written seven books, many of which are still available: 'Flowers for Embroidery' reprinted in paperback this year, 'Colour and Design for Embroidery' both by B T Batsford, 'Basic Drawing Techniques' published by Search Press.