After completing his B.F.A. at the University of Utah in 1981, Richard Boyer moved to Germany. He utilized the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Since 1988, Richard divides his time between Salt Lake City and Sweden. Richard Boyer views each new painting as a learning experience, dealing with composition and texture, value and color. He feels that the creation of a painting is the real joy, finding which forms or edges can fade out or be brought into detail. Since 1988, Richard divides his time between Salt Lake City and Sweden, the native home of his wife Karin. Be it along the quiet waterways of Amsterdam and Bruges, or in the rolling hills of Provence, he continues to travel frequently through Europe, searching for new locations and intriguing matter for each new painting.