Rick attended St Cloud State University and received a BFA in Fine Arts. Rick also minored in Aviation Technology while working towards his degree in Fine Arts. Rick is a dedicated Plein Air artist, and always carries a sketch pad and a set of paints where ever he travels. Even though he has traveled throughout the world, Rick has settled back in Minnesota. He continually strives to capture the beauty in the world he sees around him and in particular the place he calls home.