Dick, a native Texan, began painting watercolors at age 65 while on a teaching sabbatical in Ekaterinburg, Russia. He joined the American Society of Marine Artists in ’97 “because I knew a bunch about racing sailboats, still photography and moving pictures but very little about marine art”.
After workshops with Susan Hazard, Al Currier, Patsy Seward and James Moore, Dick now chooses mostly acrylics (but some oils) and enjoys employing knives to add impasto to his works.
As a journalism graduate of the University of Texas with a Ph.D from the University of North Carolina, Dick taught students about journalism, radio, television, motion pictures and how to run political campaigns. Now retired after 25 years, Dick and his wife Margaret enjoy their home overlooking Discovery Bay near Port Townsend, Washington.
Dick began his creative career as a cub reporter on the Abilene Reporter News at age 13 and now aspires, at the age of 83, to learn to paint water and faces.