Richard Clark was born in Atlanta Ga in 1943, and is self taught and chooses water color as his preferred medium. He also works in color pencil, pastel, graphite, and ink washes. He is primarily a figurative artist and has a passion for historical figures, dilapidated houses and forsaken shanties play a prominent role in his work. His work captures the scars of experience and does not spare such signs in the faces and predicaments of his character. He worked as an illustrator, and a technical illustrator for Lockheed Ga, a graphic artist for the Atlanta Regional Commission and Bellsouth Telecommunications.
He has received numerous cash and purchase awards through juried state, regional and national competitions. He is a signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville, AAFTA, and NAAH BCU. His paintings are in many private collections and permanent collections of Alabama State College and the Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville.