My name is Ric, I am passionate about painting in the wilderness, wild camping and bushcraft. I enjoy sharing and documenting the love I have for nature, by painting and documenting my adventures on my YouTube Channel. I hope my work will help inspire people to go into nature and enjoy it, with respect helping preserve what we have left of it.
On this website you can find:
- Some of my work for sale here
- Updated lists of the gear I use outdoors
- Free basic painting lessons for those that want to "give it a go"
- And sometimes, a wilderness painting workshop. I don’t do those often, so make sure to subscribe to the newsletter to stay on top of it.
The great school called the woods, some special people in my life, books and YouTube.
BA, Illustration and Fine Art at Swansea’s Institute of Higher Education, University of Wales - UK
Note: I did not learn how to paint in college since representational art and traditional skills were frowned upon by art teachers at the time. I didn't feel like throwing paint in a canvas to "express my emotions", nor felt like creating useless contraptions to be displayed as "art " in an installation. Hence why I studied traditional illustration instead, no computers or design apps involved.
So when it comes to painting, I am mostly self taught.
COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
I am most active on my Youtube channel. I check and read all comments, and I answer all questions in English. If you want to ask a question on YouTube but don’t speak english, please use google translate so i can understand your question.