My goal is to make fine art, and fine art comes from the soul. If you have virtuosity and facility, you can take and create something of significance.

-Richard MacDonald
Richard MacDonald

I never had a job. I bought my first house within a year of getting out of school, and I built a custom one four and a half years later. The Art Center didn't teach much about business, but I learned a lot from the Fortune 500 companies that were my clients.

Richard MacDonald
My goal is to make fine art, and fine art comes from the soul. If you have virtuosity and facility, you can take and create something of significance.
Richard MacDonald

I was headed in the wrong direction. I didn't think I'd make it to 21. My Uncle Chuck saved my life. He was a graphic designer, and he gave me my first sketchbook. In the front, he wrote, 'Wear it like your underwear.'

Richard MacDonald
Sculpture will last a lot longer than painting.
Richard MacDonald

These guys are just flying through the air and I'm capturing them in the split second and putting it into a work of art, via clay to the bronze.

Richard MacDonald
I use zero photography. I have a photographic memory and a complete knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and an interest in grasping the moment of what is happening, not just the outside, but the inside out.
Richard MacDonald

I am only limited by the amount of life I have left to capture the ideas I am already working on. Another problem is that I am not sure if I would rather create or collect art. Collecting art is another passion of mine.

Richard MacDonald
Charity work is very important to me and gives me an opportunity to give back to my community. I've always been a big supporter of many different charities, have donated millions of dollars to them, and it just feels great to do and be able to help others, especially children.
Richard MacDonald

I cannot tell you how many people, powerful people, come to my studio and they are in tears they are so moved by what they see.

Richard MacDonald
At any one time, I'll have 30 to 40 pieces going on in the studio, so this is not economically driven at all.