I'm 37 years old and study the History of Firearms, especiallly Colt Models, since i was a litlle boy. It was my grandfather that passed me the love for weapons specially handguns, althought he was a hunter and prefered long guns. The westerns in television made the rest.
I begun to draw my favorite guns because it was the only way I had to access them and imagine them in my hand.
The will to know more was stronger and all of my free time i dedicated to search and study the origins, the materials, the evolution and history of my favorite models. Then I begun to do my work to others upon request by identifying models of their own, making drawings to some collectors, doing reports on collection items and above all drawing and painting to sell.
I live in Sintra, Portugal, Have you heard of it? It's the land of artists here in Portugal.
I'm also a holster maker specialized in Old West Gunbelts.
I've been doing some expositions here in Sintra and some custom works to collectors.
I've a lovely son and a lovely wife that give me their support and have now their share of knowledge about the Old West and their guns.
In resume, I'm a familly man who once perhaps in a past life lived in a place where Values of Honesty, Loyalty and Respect were the main code and where the Gun and the History were Art
Ricardo Reis joined Fine Art America on September 24th, 2009.