Richard Verry began life floundering as he made his way through life. As he grew, he discovered artistic talents in himself inherited in part from his parents. Dad was an excellent technician with the brush but did not seem to have a creative side. Mom was very creative and dabbled in many mediums, but lacked technical expertise. Through osmosis, practice, and seeking help from outside sources, Rich blended their talents with his own and learned the skills he needed.
Throughout his childhood, Rich doodled in class, at home, and wherever. He sketched imaginary ships that could travel through space, water, air, and underground. His subject matter changed while his skills grew stronger when reaching puberty. While he received little formal training in the arts, he experimented with various media and styles, including writing, sketching, drawing, and photography.
As an adult
Richard is a college graduate, earning a Master’s Degree in Information Systems. He did it the hard way, studying part-time at night and weekends. It was slow going, taking over a decade to achieve his three degrees. He would do it all over again, going full-time right from the start. Looking back, he feels as if he missed something in the experience. However, he’s proud of his accomplishments, proving to himself that he can do anything.
As an adult, earning a living took precedence over his talents. He married, had a child, divorced, and dealt with two long-term periods without a career job. Despite his tenacity to overcome life’s challenges, his career choice gave him satisfaction, though he always felt he lacked something critical in his life.
Years later, he rediscovered his artistic side, putting into practice his motto. Over the past twenty years, he’s refined his drawing and painting skills, creating hundreds of compositions. He finds joy in writing his stories, stories that not everyone is writing but finding his way, and his niche to stand out among the masses.
Richard Verry is an Information Technology engineer, artist, and author. His artistry includes written works and an extensive gallery of drawings, watercolor, and oil paintings. He lives with his long-term live-in girlfriend, making their home in Rochester, NY, beside Lake Ontario in the north-eastern United States.