Testimonials


Following the sale of each artwork or print, I do specifically contact the customer or gallery to ensure complete satisfaction of quality. Most of the feedback that I receive is either electronic or simply verbal, as most of my sales are conducted on line, via the internet and e mail. Also, galleries rarely obtain written feedback to an artist. Listed below are a few genuine e mails received following receipt of my oil paintings and pastels and occasionally customers send me a photo of my artwork hung in their homes which I also post on my website. I am happy to provide more information and reference contact information for agreeable customers upon request.

Please contact me should further information or customer references be required.


  1. “Hi just unpacked them everything is good my son is going to love them something to keep for his 21st birthday thank you” (Two originals sold via Art2Arts)
  2. Hi Richard. I hope this finds you well!..Your picture now takes pride of place in our lounge and looks stunning. Thank you so much for all your help and courtesy which has been greatly appreciated… Kind regards. David. Nb I will be in further contact when the loft conversion is complete.
  3. “Hello Richard, Just to say the print arrived safely a few days ago, thanks for that… I’m thrilled with it! I wish you every success and also safe travels. If you ever do an exhibition in Italy let me know!! Bye. Carol”
  4. “Hey Richard. So nice to hear from you. The pictures are stunning. I had them framed in a lovely modern white frame which works really well with the pictures. My 13 year old is over the moon with them!!! We spent Saturday morning taking down her One Direction posters and cupcake puppies and swapped them for the two ballerinas. It has transformed the whole room and is a new beginning for her as she starts her years as a teenager. Thank you!!! Kind regards. Carol Cohen
  5. “What a wonderful surprise in the post this morning! The prints are stunning. Off to buy a frame with my parents today – they are so eager to put it up. I’m really delighted! Thanks you. Kind regards. Ruth” (Dancer in Awareness)
  6. “Richard, I am the owner of the original Acoustic Serenade, having purchased it at the Primary Elements gallery in Canon Beach, OR. I am writing to simply tell you how much I enjoy the work. For me it is a form of mediation as I am able to draw the emotion and intensity of the piece out. Thank you for producing this. I owned a large home when I originally purchased it but have now moved into a small apartment where its’ display is not nearly what it deserves. I also do very much enjoy the other work you have done in that medium. Again, thank you and I wish you great success. Greg Harestad”
  7. “Good Morning Richard. The picture arrived bright and early today. In fact the postman woke us at 7.30 but we didn’t mind as we are very pleased with our purchase. Another masterpiece. Thank you very much. Jill”
  8. “Hello, received pictures today, they look fantastic, thank you so much, Steve”
  9. “Hi Richard! Just wanted to let you know I received your prints. They are wonderful. Thanks so much”
  10. “Richard the artwork has arrived this morning, thank you so very much. I might look through your web page n see if another piece of your work would be at home at mine :)… Many thanks. Stephanie”
  11. “Richard! I got the first prints!… They are GORGEOUS! I only wish I saw the original. I am sure it was just dreamy!… THANKS!! Lynn”
  12. “I’ve just got the painting now!!! OMG it’s so beautiful! Thank you so much! Now I just have to find the perfect frame for it and it’ll soon be on my bedroom wall! I’m so excited I cried when I opened the package: This painting is so full of emotions and passion and it’s so powerful, I just love it. Guendalina”
  13. “Hi Richard, I have just received the print and “Oh my”…it is stunning and beautiful and rich and sensual and  makes me want to climb inside of the picture and dance. Truly amazing and passionate.   I am going to the Framers tonight to decide how to display her. I hopefully will be able to order another print this weekend, although i now have a choice of 5 from the Dancers range that i want and 3 from the figurative!! Each time i go to your website I add more to my list. Thank you so much for bringing your gift and emotions to us. Warm regards. Tania”
  14. “Hi Richard, Yes thank you they have arrived safely and now I just need to get them framed, I’m sure Rebecca will love them and thank you so much for sending the extra print.. I hope your exhibition went well, thank you for all your help. Regards. Diana”
  15. “Hi Richard, They have just arrived and look much better than imagined. I now have a DIY job for the weekend! 🙂 Thank you again. Kind Regards, David”
  16. “Hi Richard,… “For the Love of Tango” has been framed and looks beautiful in our lounge here in Spain, we are really pleased, the quality is excellent. We’ve had so many people admire it… Thank you again… Regards. Christine and Gordon”
  17. “Yes thank you, it arrived today. She’s lovely! Best Wishes, Hayley.”
  18. “Hi Richard, Just received the canvas print today… and it’s AMAZING! Absolutely beautiful! And so detailed, even when it’s a reprint – so much more to take in! Thank you for signing it, my dad will love love LOVE it!
    I won’t be seeing him for another two weeks, but when I do I will let you know his reaction. I can’t wait to see his face 🙂 Many thanks from one happy customer/fan, Alexandra”
  19. “Thank you very much for your help, it arrived yesterday and it is fantastic. Kind regards. Laura”
  20. “Hi Richard, Thanks for the print it arrived this morning and we are very pleased with it. We will be taking it to the framers on Monday. Once again we thank you for all your help. Kindest Regards. Maureen”
  21. “Hi Richard, Thank you so much for sending, I love it! So sorry for not getting back to you, I have just returned from vacation. The painting is absolutely stunning. All the best, Alicia” (Musician in Emotional Cellist)
  22. “Hi Richard. Thank you very much for the picture its just perfect it arrived on Saturday morning. Unfortunately we were out so today. We have been too the sorting office and collected it and we are over the moon with the picture. It’s now with the framer being framed. We will send you a photo when its been framed. Once again Richard, thank you so much. Kindest Regards. Maureen”
  23. “Hi Richard, What can I say, I am absolutely overwhelmed, the painting arrived today, it is breath taking. This is the first painting I have ever purchased, and judging by the quality, depth of emotion that reflects from it, I really think it will not be my last. You are a very talented artist. Thank you so very much. Best wishes. Lisa (Thank you also for little extra also enclosed)”
  24. Hi. love it. I got the print!! I will frame it to my living room. Its great. Thank you. Shay”
  25. “Hi Richard, What can I say, I am absolutely overwhelmed, the painting arrived today, it is breath taking. This is the first painting I have ever purchased, and judging by the quality and depth of emotion that reflects from it, I really think it will not be my last. You are a very talented artist. Thank you so very much. Best wishes. Lisa (Thank you also for little extra also enclosed)”
  26. “Richard, I got the painting and it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!… I will treasure this one for the rest of my life. Many, many thanks!!!!! Warmly, Susan” (Dancer in Refined Grace)
  27. “Hi Richard, O-M-G, Richard, these paintings take my breath away as they are beyond MAGNIFICENT!!!!! My husband and I will take them to be framed and when they are complete and on our wall, I’ll send you a photo. YOU are a brilliant artist… A trillion thanks… Fondly, Sue”
  28. “Hi Richard, Yes I received the print yesterday thank you. It is excellent condition and the other half is going to love it. Many thanks. Mark”
  29. “Richard, The print has just arrived and it’s beautiful. Many thanks once again for your help and best wishes for a very Happy Christmas. Kind Regards, Donna”
  30. “Hi Richard. Just got the prints – they’re awesome 🙂 Thanks a lot.. I’ll be back for more in the new year! Have a great weekend 😉 Regards Jesper”
  31. “Yes thank you Richard. The print has arrived…  Its beautiful. Best Regards. Jill”
  32. “Hi Richard, Just a quick thank you. Your painting arrived today, my wife and I are over the moon with it & also the print that you sent. The service that you have provided has been brilliant and I would not hesitate to buy more art from yourself in the future. Kind Regards, Jon”
  33. “Hi Richard. I’ve got the print… It’s great quality..;) thank you very much!!! Your work is brilliant..;) Regards. Kasia”
  34. “Hello Richard, Just wanted to say thank you for sending the prints. They look amazing! Hopefully your clients think the same! Good luck! Gosia” (Dancer in Emotional Awakening)
  35. “Hello Richard,… We are really delighted with the print, it is really beautiful! Also we’d like to thank you for the small “bonuses”, the calendar looks very good in my office!… Thanks again and kind regards, Spiros & Dona”
  36. “Hi Richard, I received the paintings today already, and my wife and I love them! Very impressed with your efficient service. Thanks for everything and keep up the good work. Kind regards. Rishi”
  37. “Hi Richard, Received today. My daughter loves it. Thanks too for the calendar and smaller print.  She can have that in her university room. Happy New Year. Sandra”
  38. Hi Richard, Yes indeed, it has arrived and it looks great! I am very satisfied. My wife has no idea of this and it’s really going to be a great Christmas gift for her. So thank you for this time, it was a pleasure doing business with you. All the best: Cesare”
  39. “Hi Richard,…am now in the process of getting it framed and should have it ready to give to my sister at Christmas. I am very pleased with it and think she will love it. Kind regards. Nadine “
  40. “I received it. It’s wonderful. Thank you… Best regards. Denitsa”
  41. “Hello Richard, …Is in situ already and looks great. Thanks so much, keep me posted on future works. Regards, Suzanne”
  42. “Good Morning, I have previously been out of town these last 10 days however upon arriving home found my prints had arrived and I am very pleased with them. Thank you very very much!! I look forward to purchasing more in the future. I am sure you will be hearing from me within the next 6 months to purchase another. Thank you again and have a great day! Brianne”
  43. “Hi Richard, Yes, I received the prints. They are just fabulous. I like them very much. Thanks for message also. I hope we’ll contact for future. Good luck. Afag”
  44. “I have received the print and I love it… Sheldon”
  45. “Hello, just wanted to let you know that I have received the print and it exceeded my expectations in quality by a whole lot. Absolutely beautiful art, thank you very much for the good service. Best regards from Denmark – Jake”
  46. “Hey Richard, The picture is fantastic. I only got home there now. Really nice. Thank you. David”
  47. “Hi Richard,… I got those prints on my wall already and both looks absolutely amazing. Thank you for the additional one which is absolutely lovely and for the 2010 calendar too, was so kind of you. I appreciate that. Thanks so much for making my house more cosy with wonderful artwork Best regards. Egle”
  48. “Hi Richard,… Thank you very much, I have received my painting. As usual a great service and I will no doubt be ordering from you again in the future. Kind regards. Paul” (Purchased via Art2Arts)
  49. “Richard. The print arrived earlier this week and is great. I couldn’t have asked for more. Overall very pleased that I found out about you and your art. Thanks again for all you do. Larry”
  50. “Hi Richard. This is the best birthday gift I ever made myself.  I almost fainted when I seen it…Thanks a million and hope I can make another wonderful purchase in the near future. Have a wonderful day !!!! Giovannina”
  51. “Hi Richard… I received the prints…. FANTASTIC work… wow! It’s incredible how much Light Elegance looks like her… Cheers Dan”
  52. “Hi Richard, Picture came back from the Framers today and looks fantastic, My Mum is over the moon!!! she put it on the Wall this Evening and said she cant stop looking at it!!  I’ve got my Mum hooked now, so watch this space for more of your Art!!  She said – “Its really made my Birthday you buying me this Picture as when I saw your pictures I thought aren’t they Great!  this Is what I really wanted  for my Birthday was a picture from the Artist who you buy your Pictures from!  compliments once again to you Richard!  Kelly”
  53. “Hi Richard, So, we finally got the Sax Player hung on the wall! The rest of the house is still in the “moving in” status, but the biggest eye catcher is on the wall. At 3m tall it is quite powerful! Everyone comments on it! We love it! Greg”
  54. “Hi Richard, Yes I received the Print… It has been framed and looks fantastic!!!  I will take some Pics and send them off to you. Speak soon and very best regards. Kelly”
  55.  Mr Young, I got the print as a Christmas present for my Sister, and she absolutely loves it. Thank you for the other print and calendar you also enclosed. Thank you so much, and thank you for sending me your beautiful work. Take care. Joanne”
  56. “Hi Richard. Just to let you know we have well received the painting, I have dropped a line to Kathy to let her know of the same. Thanks for all your help! Riad is very happy with it J.  Sandra”
  57. “Yes, I received it and its beautiful!!! Wow, I really love your work and am happy I was able to make the purchase…. I’m going to get it framed this weekend and put it up above my fireplace. Thanks again Richard. Dalet”
  58. “Dear Richard, I just wanted to thank you so very much for the canvass which i received yesterday.  Also thank you so much for the additional print which is also very beautiful. My friend is collecting the canvass tonight and is arranging for it to be stretched, hopefully i shall have it hung within a few days. Once again many thanks, Penny”
  59. “Dear Richard, Just to let you know that I have received the print and it is beautiful. I have brought it for stretching and I hope to get it back next week to hang it on the wall! Regards, Leona”
  60. “Hi Richard, Pictures arrived yesterday beautifully packed as usual (thanks to Anna I presume). I will treasure ‘Sun Court Dancer’ it’s a gem. (probably have to redecorate the wall before I dare hang it up though !!). Latest addition to my ‘sax’ collection is great as well and looks good with ‘Archie’… Best wishes. Andrew”
  61. “Richard. The print is beautiful. I received it last week. Thanks. Karen”
  62. “Richard. Good morning… I did receive the print. Thank you… I like the painting a lot. Thank you. Best regards. Barrett”
  63. “Hi Richard. Yes I got them and they are wonderful! Thank you very much… All the best. Joe”
  64. “Hi Richard, Parcel arrived Thursday morning. Another triumph ! I could not be more pleased with my two new purchases. ‘Archie Shepp’ is already hung in position and looks fantastic. I adore ‘Flamenco Fire’ and the framing is just right, so thank Anna and the framer for that. Now I just have to find the correct position for it. Thank you so much for the ‘Prima Ballerina’ print (hopefully it was not included in my delivery by mistake !!), it was a very nice surprise. Best wishes. Andrew”
  65. “Richard, I’ve just received the picture and it is stunning!!  It will look perfect in our bedroom. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to show it off. Thank you for the added bits as well. I shall make sure all of our friends get to hear of your work. Kind Regards. John
  66. “Hi again Richard,  Arrived in perfect condition, my compliments to the ‘ packer in chief ‘. Thanks also for the complimentary prints and calendar.  I am absolutely delighted with the work and know it will give me a great deal of pleasure. I will be sure to pass on your website details to everyone who shows an interest.  Will be in touch again when you advise you are available to produce the prints.  Regards.  Andrew”
  67. “Hi Richard, Just to let you know I picked up the painting at the post office yesterday. I was so surprised when I unpacked it, because there is so much to see on the painting. I was used to seeing the print we have (The Fountain of Tango) but you can’t compare them. I like it a lot. I already brought it to get it framed. Best regards. Delphine”
  68. “Richard. I just received Samba Celebration – it’s breathtakingly beautiful – Thank you for such wonderful work… Simply gorgeous. Pat”
  69. “Hi, my daughter has at last finished getting her bedroom how she wants it and your picture has pride of place. It has given her many hours of pleasure and has received many favourable comments from visitors. Thank you once again for allowing us to purchase a print of this picture. Finally I enclose a photograph of it hanging in her bedroom – by the way she planned all the colours in her bedroom based on your print. Best wishes. Juliet”
  70. “Richard, we received the picture yesterday. It is beautiful. I can’t wait to get it framed. She loves it. Great work… It was a pleasure doing business with you. I will keep you in my email for future purchases. Thank you. Rhonda”
  71. “Richard, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. I got the prints. They are beautiful. I found a couple of bronze frames for them which compliment them perfectly. Thank you so much. Elizabeth”
  72. “Hi there, have received the print – thanks very much it’s lovely… Best wishes. Erica”
  73. “Your package of awesome originals arrived in perfect order….I was with the framer until 10PM last night… Much Aloha! Steph”
  74. “Hi Richard, just received a roll containing a fine art print 🙂 thank you very much. it looks really great. for sure the origin is a well crafted pastel… All the best and thanks again. Michael”
  75. Hello Richard, prints arrived and it’s all perfect… Many, many thanks for all. All the best. Daniele”
  76. “Hi Richard, I just received the shipment of paintings you sent. Thank you so much! I was just amazed when I opened them and saw them. My boyfriend was in absolute awe and felt like throwing his canvas out. I told him it takes time paint that way. You have a very special gift and I can see so much passion in your paintings and the way you with play with light is exquisite… Best wishes, Natalie”
  77. “Hi Richard, the prints arrived safely and they are Magnificent! Have already got them in to be framed and can’t wait to see them hanging in my home. Thank you very much for them and I hope your career goes from strength to strength as it deserves. Yours, most sincerely. Rob”
  78. “Richard: Everything arrived today (Friday at noon) via the US Postal Service.  Everything is GREAT!  I quickly took all of the pieces to the framing shop I use here in Charlottesville and within an hour, all the frames were chosen… Pat”
  79. “Dear Richard. Just come back from France. 2 prints were waiting for me. Thank you ever so much, they are beautiful. Yours cordially. Claudine”
  80. “Richard, It’s truly spectacular. It went to the framer Wednesday. I’ll send you an image when it returns. Regards. Stanley”
  81. “Dear Richard, Just to thank you for my Painting “Sacred”, I got home to day & unwrapped it & was not disappointed it looks even more alive than on the image on the computer, it is a lovely addition to my collection. Many Thanks, Gordon”
  82. “Morning Richard, Passion arrived yesterday in perfect condition. I am arranging with an artist friend to have it professionally framed, with non-glare glass. It will soon be in a good viewing spot on the wall. Am anxious to get it up. The mail man delivered it into my hands. Many thanks again, for the print. I think it is magnificent. It will be Topic 1 tonight at my dinner for friends. Best regards, Gene”
  83. “Hi Richard, I have just hung Anticipation on my bedroom wall having purchased it from Art At Five. You are a true master of your craft, and the pleasure I get from your work is breathtaking. Thank you for opening my eyes to the world of REAL ART , Many Thanks Tom”
  84. “Hello Richard, I received the painting yesterday afternoon – it’s a beautiful painting and it is already hanging on the wall in our sitting room! I may leave it unframed as it looks very good as is. It is always risky buying art off the internet but I have absolutely no regrets with your painting… Thanks also for the calendar. Best Wishes, Martin”
  85. “Hello Richard, I got your print. Thank you. It is great. Daria”
  86. “Hi Richard, I received the print today its wonderful!!! Thank you very much. I’m going to go out and get a frame right now. Peace. Anthony =)”
  87. “Hi Richard. The painting arrived. It is excellent!!!! It’ll be a talking point with our dinner-guests no doubt!! Thanks for the advice on frames – we can be quite bohemian or 1980’s when it comes to framing – often using no frame or sometimes a very simple plain one – but we’ll mull it over. We’ll send you a photo sometime of the painting in situ. Thanks again. Michelle and Peter”
  88. “Hi Richard, my pastel has arrived today and is perfect in every way, thank you so much. Best wishes. Nicola”
  89. “The painting has arrived this morning. Wow it’s fabulous. Please thank Richard for me. I intend to collect more work by him. Best wishes and thanks again. Darren Moores” (Purchased via LondonArt)
  90. “Hi Richard, the painting is here – and it looks really great. Also the packaging was exemplary! Recommendable! I will take a photo when it’s hanging on the wall. Best wishes. Guido”
  91. “Hi Richard, I got the print last week thank you very much. I am very pleased with it. Will be getting it framed this week coming. I’ll keep checking your website for new stuff. Regards. Paul”
  92. “Richard, Just got them and they’re amazing. I’m speechless really. They are Wow! Thank you so much. Best wishes. Jo”
  93. “Hi Richard, the customer has let us know that she is absolutely delighted with the paintings and says that they are even more stunning in real life (which we agree with). Best regards. Andrew” (Purchased via Wet Canvas)

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