Too many, Richard’s right and left brain may seem in conflict with each other. It’s possible that some people fit into one or the other, just not both. Do his sides battle with each other occasionally? Certainly, it’s a constant battle. Together, they complement each the other.
He resumed sketching, drawing and painting at the turn of the 21st century. He favors the female nude and has produced many compositions in graphite, charcoal, oil paint, and watercolors. He’s created quite a gallery of works which he exhibits on his online gallery which you can find at maggicalExpressions. He also writes stories which tickle his interest.
Every day, scenes and images flood his mind, streaming as if watching an online video. Most times, they exist for mere milliseconds. Other times, one will capture his interest, and he’ll spend several valuable seconds considering the mental image. A rare few will capture his interest long enough to become obsessed with it. But they do and he thrives on their existence.
His choice of career fit his left brain. He’s always been interested in analytics, science, reason, preferring to control a situation rather than submit. One of the careers he had considered was as a marine biologist. He’s practical, envisioning the progression of events. When doing various errands, he prefers to plan an efficient route minimizing wasteful energy.
His career choice also fed his right brain. Programming and systems engineering granted him freedom to bend technology to his will. He’s a technology geek and loves his toys. Yet, it’s the creating that turns him on. He pours his soul into that which he creates. However, once done, he moves on, leaving many of those creations behind, yet not all. When he returned to drawing and painting after decades left behind, he realized what he had missed during all that time. He discovered a forgotten passion. He spent hours into the wee night practicing his skills, improving himself, and finding a happiness he needed.
He added writing short stories at about the same time but never thought about publishing any of them. In 2012, he worked on an idea for a full-length novel. Dabbling off and on with written creative works, he wrote the ‘Mona Bendarova Adventures’ as a single book, which he never envisioned publishing.
He wrote a concept, a future history, an encyclopedia of the universe, and eventually, an outline of the first book. Initially, he didn’t think he would publish it, but the feedback he received prompted him to publish it and to write a series. ‘Broken Steele’ is the second book in the series with a third one in development.
Since then, he has written several other books, including the ‘Her Client Trilogy,’ ‘The Breakup,’ the ‘Consortium’ books and more. He is quite proud of his Consortium books. Readers either like them or hate them. They are definitely not ambivalent towards them.
He sells them with great success on Amazon and other retail and eBook sites.
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