I sometimes stamp my name on my paintings more than once. While doing this one day way back in 2007, I stamped the entire canvas with the r-i-c-h-a-r-d stamp.
I remember selling them to a Swiss wine maker. I did not want to sell them, but at the time I thought I’d do another series in the future.
I did this, but, this time I decided to create a message in each work that relates to me and my daily thoughts and ideals.
This print is the first in a series of six called Health, Wealth, Family:
Health, Wealth, Family: This message is how I structure my life. If you don’t keep fit and healthy you can’t work. If you can’t work you can’t support your family. It seems a little selfish, but it’s how I justify my working life.