Mr. Hofferd was found to have Artistic talents at an early age. In his twenties, He studied Painting and Drawing intensively, graduating in Liberal Arts at Bakersfield College, followed by a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Santa Barbara, Ca. Richard enrolled in The School of Education at California State College and has been devoted to Art since. Richard has enjoyed Art related memberships for many years and has exhibited his work with them more often recently. Currently His work is based on a lot of background, yet sometimes he will do numerous linear line studies, moving rapidly from page to page, choosing a meld of subject and negative space as if they are not separate, and elements thereof, that incorporate the most of His design and aesthetic sensibilities. Many of His impactful yet subtle compositions are done with Watercolor, drawing materials, and Oils, respectively.