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"Pender Islands Arts Society had a very successful workshop with Richard on May 31.  Our members and visitors really enjoyed his introduction to his style of Oriental watercolour painting, and his ability to take the fear out of the process.  In no time we were experimenting with the wet-on-wet technique by spraying water and then paint to the magical masa paper and watching the paint flow, creating a free expression of a tree, right in front of our eyes. This was followed by the wet-on-dry technique, where we learnt to scumble and tease the paint.  Richard brought humour, fun and expertise to our class and our day of fun and learning just flew by.  We shall look forward to welcoming him back again in the future." -- Pender Islands Arts Society

"I loved your art lesson and look forward to the next one.  Both my friend and I had a very enjoyable afternoon." -- Joyce, Victoria, BC

"Your artwork is very exquisite indeed!" -- Jelica Culafic, Belgrade, Serbia

"Richard, your works are beautiful, joyous and suffused with delicacy . There is something very pure about your art. It's very encouraging to meet a fellow self-taught artist."-- Neena Singh, India

"Thank you very much for a very pleasant purchase experience.  I know the recipient of your painting will have years of pleasure viewing it." -- Nadine, Medicine Hat, AB

"Just wanted to say how much I admire your work, and how delightful it was to see the birds and animals." -- Best wishes.  Irena Grant-Koch, Tasmania, Australia

"I like your sense of style. Your paintings are delicate, fun and full of beautiful colors!" -- Michelle, Vancouver, BC

"Thumbs up to your Duck and Cherry Blossom painting. Great interpretation, balance, color choice, open space, application. Cheers." -- Mel, Victoria, BC

"I am not buying any art right now but like you to know your Japanese style Duck painting is lovely." -- Linda

"I bought some of Richard's earlier paintings. I find the paintings very nicely done. One was about my 13 year old pet cat and the other watercolor painting was a scenic city with Japanese Cherry Blossoms. The mood of the paintings are optimistic and peaceful." -- Debbie, Port Coquitlam, BC

"Marvelous. Talented. Great artistic flair!" -- d&m, Calgary, AB

"Your website looks very nice and I like the Bird with Pansies!!!  Very beautiful and colorful.  Sweet, sweet picture.  I like all your work and think you have a fine, delicate touch and see nature with your own eye." -- MC, Victoria, BC

"Congratulations! What a wonderful website.  I love the simplicity and warmth of your watercolors.  Each one makes me smile." -- Dallas, Victoria, BC

"Love your painting of the baby Barn Swallow!" -- Andrea, MA, USA

"Your artwork is stunning and you are indeed very talented! They are very lovely paintings that would fit in a large number of settings from timeless traditional to contemporary to modern.  Congratulations on your amazing endeavour!" -- NH, Victoria, BC

"Your website is great and your artwork is lovely!  Well done." -- Rosemary, Victoria, BC

"Wow!  Your pictures are awesome." -- LF, Smithers, BC

"The website looks great and your art is beautiful." -- Tami, Victoria, BC

"I have looked at your pictures and they are quite fascinating." -- Livia, Cranbrook, BC

"Your passion comes through and I think your story and artwork is very inspiring." -- Jane, Nanaimo, BC

 "The brush technique that you are using is absolutely wonderful!  I look forward to seeing your work this summer at the Collective and possibly Fort Rodd.  Best of luck!"  Donna, Victoria, BC

"It is a great site, good stories and great photo of you."  Joanne, Victoria, BC

"Your website is very well done and an excellent way to share your wonderful work.  I especially like your paintings of the Cherries and the one about the Chickadees on a tree branch - beautiful, yet simple."  -- Mike, Royston, BC

"Great art work!" -- Sheila Aujla, Realtor, Macdonald Realty Ltd., Victoria, BC, Canada