Some words from Ric:
I’ve been drawing and painting as long as I can remember. As a kid, I had painting lessons from a local artist. I went on to receive formal training at the York Academy of Arts and Antonelli Institute of Art and Photography. My interest in fantasy and horror art came when I first saw the work of Frank Frazetta. I realized that this was the style of art I wanted to get into. My own subject matter and style evolved into the fantasy and horror pin-ups you see today.
Using different mediums I try to create strong, sexy images of women in horror, fantasy, & related genres. I specializes in watercolor. But also use acrylic, inks, air-brush and photography. I draw a lot of inspiration from the models I work with, Asia DeVinyl, Tiffany Shepis, Natasha Yi, Rachael Robbins, Kerri Taylor, Aria Giovanni, & my wife, Wendy M. All these models have their own unique personalities and looks to help fuel the creative process. A certain look or pose will drive ideas that I hadn’t even thought of.
I’ve done illustration work for many books, magazines, games, & comics. I’ve been featured in several publications here and abroad. It’s great getting fan mail from around the world. Currently I live in Delaware with my wife, artist Wendy M. and son Jared. Wendy and I own a gallery in Wilmington.