Today we’d like to introduce you to Richard Wilson.
Richard is a Photographer and Environmentalist living in San Diego, California. He moved constantly as a child, to places like Australia, England, Utah, Illinois, and California. When he was seven years old and living in Australia, his father, a Master Scuba Diver and avid Photographer, took him Scuba Diving at a reef off the coast of Melbourne, Victoria. It was that experience that began his obsession with the ocean, and his battle for conservation and environmentalism. His current focus is the Tijuana River Crisis, Stagnant pools along the River Valley get washed into the sea after rain events and cause mass beach closures, often lasting weeks in places along the river mouth. These events have caused an outbreak in Illness among our ocean community. In conjunction with a local company called H2Organix, they aim to implement technology called Ecological Design to revive these stagnant waterways and make our local coastline safe again.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Richard has always seen the world through a unique lens, and his work has always aimed to tell the stories that he believes need to be told. He believes that the most important issue facing the world today, is our relationship with the ocean and, our battle with climate change. His Instagram project (@theoceanandwaves) brings the beauty of the sea to the world, in hopes to build a connection between the ocean and humanity. He has created a collection of canvas’s and prints reflecting the beauty of the California Coastline.
The stereotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Richard believes that the key to becoming a successful artist is to figure out where you can fit into the existing world around you. Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone and enter a new industry. Stay on top of your education, become an expert technically, it will give you an advantage in the long run.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Richard shares his work through his Instagram @theoceanandwaves, often posting daily updates and recent work. Prints are sold on an individual basis, and are posted on his Instagram and Website www.richardwilson.photography.
- Website: www.RichardWilson.Photography
- Phone: (858) 829-1979
- Email: Richard@richardwilson.photography
- Instagram: @theoceanandwaves
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rfwilsonphotography/
Richard Wilson Photography