While growing up, Rick spent much of his time outdoors and on his grandfathers ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming. This is where he acquired his love of horses and the cowboy lifestyle. Many of his paintings are inspired by these passions.
Rick has been painting for over 20 years. He has had the opportunity to study under established artists Jason Rich and Grant Redden both members of the Cowboy Artists of America. This has opened great opportunities and brought much joy to those he has worked with. Rick currently resides with his wife and 4 boys in North Salt Lake Utah.