Dick is a painter residing in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin. Before pursuing painting, Dick had a successful career in graphic design and art direction in the fields of publishing and advertising. He served as Sr. V. P., Executive Creative Director in a major Chicago marketing agency and worked on many national consumer accounts
He has received numerous awards nationally and internationally for his graphic design. Dick attended the University of Iowa as an art major and the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he studied with nationally renown watercolorist Irving Shapiro.
He has participated in many watercolor workshops studying with major artists such as Mel Stabin, Frank Webb, Cheng-Khee-Chee, Frank Francese and Ratindra Das. He also Studied landscape painting in Italy with Maddine Isalaco and Joe Vinson.
Dick currently teaches adult watercolor classes in Door County, Wisconsin and presents Watercolor workshops and demonstrations at various art organizations throughout the midwest. His approach includes impressionistic and representational works, as well as non-representational abstracts.
His work has been shown in numerous one-man shows in Illinois and Wisconsin and is included in both private and corporate collections. He has also been included in many national watercolor exhibitions and has won both regional and national awards for his painting. He is a signature member of the TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OF AMERICA, and has served on their Board of Directors. He is also an associate member of the NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY.,