Rick was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada but has lived most of his life in Ottawa. He is a relative newcomer to the art scene. With no formal training and ambitious intentions, his formative years as an artist favoured pencil, pen and ink drawings. He was apprehensive about colour until seven years ago when he made the leap into acrylic painting.
His style of painting is realism and his subject matter is beautiful landscapes and wildlife. His work has been collected by private collectors. He has exhibited in various areas throughout Canada.