I recently met Richard on the beach at Crackington. I recognised his excellent beard, he was staying nearby, surfing and enjoying the coastline. He came round to ours for dinner with his wife, we ate sea bass fillets, crushed celeriac and steamed purple sprouting broccoli with a lemon hollandaise. Plenty of chablis kept the conversation flowing from skating, art, music and photography to of course the waves we had surfed and the places we had been.
He has recently been working on a series of wave paintings that have been really growing on me the more I see them- they are portraits of waves that many surfers know. I am looking forward to see them exhibited.