Richard Cole was born in Edmonton, Alberta, 1968. Upon graduating in 1991, Richard Cole made a decision to concentrate his painting in the realm of figurative realism. A vacation along the Oregon coast turned Richard into a Northwest coast landscape painter. Living in Vancouver, with its proximity to North shore forests and the world famous Pacific Rim National Park, Richard is never at a loss for subject matter. His talent with the brush is demonstrated with paintings of verdant cedar forests and wild coastal shores. His paintings are drenched with an atmosphere that is rendered through the delicate use of colour and light.