|AIP 30 Conference Speaker:|
|Field artist, visual journalist, senior graphics editor at the Washington Post. Richard will talk about his work in journalism, graphics and urban sketching.|
Richard's work, from the Iraq invasion and the war in Afghanistan is now held by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, in Washington, D.C.
"I was taught to draw by my grandfather. He started by teaching me to draw the shapes around things rather than the things themselves. This is a technique I still fall back on today, when I am struggling with proportions.
For me, drawing is about getting people to pay attention to something – to something they need to see clearly, to something studied and dissected and rendered and understood. So I draw. I draw what I see. I use that limited drawing skill, to hopefully stun people out of their daily reverie.
My grandfather's spirit travels with me still."
He lives in Maryland with his wife and children. He works as Graphics Editor and news illustrator for The Washington Post.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Omni King Edward Hotel
37 King Street