From earliest familial encouragement, R.S. Riddick has been attracted to narrative and classical aesthetic quality, where the legacy of established artistic disciplines blend with personal style and original technique.
Fortunate to have studied at the renowned Art Center College of Design in California, then with Russian master colorist Sergei Bongart, Riddick set a path of growing and learning throughout the course of a varied artistic career which has spanned over 45 years. As teacher, painting instructor, and master printmaker, he has had the privilege of instructing privately and at numerous academic art institutions.
Riddick has an extensive list of national organization memberships, including as an original founding member of Plein Aire Painters of California, one of the original signature members of Oil Painters of America, the National Portrait Institute, Artists of America, the National Academy of Western Art, Prix de West, a signature member of California Arts Club and now, after 22 years, an Emeritus member of the Cowboy Artists of America.
His wife, creative life partner, and best friend, Natalie, shares their dynamic and energetic journey working and participating in creative artistic endeavors and philanthropic pursuits.