February Guest Artist Robert Richard

Based in Port Charlotte, Florida, and Brewster, MA, sculptor Bob Richard rediscovered his love of art and nature after a career in software development and education. Completely self-taught, he began creating beautiful relief and 3D wood sculptures both of the human figure and abstract designs. His passion over the years for this type of art has grown immensely. Bob hopes that it brings the same joy to his audience as it does to him. His love of nature and the beauty nature creates in wood, is a major driving force in what he does. He sees nature as the creator of beauty and he sees himself obligated to bring that beauty to the forefront of his work. Bob’s art is in collections worldwide, and he is one of 12 internationally renowned artists to have a piece on permanent display at the Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens in Punta Gorda. His work has won awards at art centers on Cape Cod and in Southwest Florida, and at the Southwest Florida National Wood Art Competition held annually in Punta Gorda.