“Paint what you want and want what you paint.”
Born 1965 in Oshawa On, Richard began drawing as a child and has always had a passion for the visual arts. He studied at Algonquin college in Ottawa and earned his college diploma in Photography in 1984.
As a self-taught painter, Richard’s artistic style ranges from Loose Impressionistic to Representational. Tippins pulls his ideas from pop culture, old photos and classic films. His paintings explore themes surrounding memory, nostalgia, and serenity. This style is consistently accompanied by a bright and colourful palette which defines his personal trademark.
His paintings are brought to life using acrylics, however, more recently Richard has re-introduced solvent free oil paints back into his repertoire. The addition of aluminum composite panels are used as support for his artwork and is now what Richard prefers to paint on.
Music plays a major role in his process. For motivation, he prefers listening to vintage LP’s that he selects from his personal jazz collection.
Hopper, Van Gogh and Haas to name a few, greatly provide inspiration for his art.
Currently, Richard is working on gallery shows and commissioned paintings.