An award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and poet, Richard lives in rural Upstate New York. He is an artist who found his way to poetry through the language and heart teachings of two 13th and 14th-century Persian poets.
Richard writes primarily to explore the inner qualities of the Heart, as known through the multiple Perennial philosophies, and as expressed through both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. His works explore the spiritual and psychological aspects of living an embodied life. His influences have ranged from Rumi, Hafiz, and ibn 'Arabi to Mary Oliver, Franz Wright, William Stafford and W.S. Merwin.