In conjunction with Richard Watson. Richard was born in Mansfield.

He pursued his lifelong passion with art in 1999 by establishing the Mansfield Easter Art Show which celebrates 22 successful years in April this year.

In 2003 Richard established Maling Road Gallery in Canterbury which was followed by two more galleries in Hawthorn and Mansfield, a period as Manager of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and a five-year role as Director of Exhibitions with Without Pier Gallery in Cheltenham.

Richard is now enjoying his return home to the Mansfield region and resides in Barwite.