New Brunswick artist, Alvin Richard was born in 1962. He is a self-taught painter living in Moncton, NB. Drawing from an early age, he started painting with acrylics in 1987. After corresponding with artist Lloyd Fitzgerald in 1989, he stopped mixing white with colours and began a learning process of painting in transparent layering. Alvin was elected to the Federation Of Canadian Artists in 2004 as an active member.
His knowledge of art history has been acquired through self-study and visiting hundreds of art galleries and museums in Canada, the United States and Western Europe. He has been greatly influenced by many artists from Atlantic Canada and several art movements, including Realism, Impressionism, Photorealism and Pop Art. He paints solely with acrylics.