Richard Symonds - Send, Surrey
Richard was born in 1969 in Surrey, England. On leaving school, he travelled and worked
extensively around the Middle East and North America for the military before
returning to his Surrey home to develop his skills in a completely different
field, art and conservation.
There followed a string of commissions including Harley-Davidson UK, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC. It was his continuous passion and love for wildlife that led him on to become a wildlife artist. Following a lifetime dream of travelling to Africa to paint animals in their natural habitat, Richard soon found himself on Safari in Kenya's Masai Mara and Amboseli National parks.