Rick Sanders has been creating art since he was a child, and he got his first camera when he was only seven years old. He earned a master’s degree in art education in 1985, which led him to become proficient in a variety of media in order to teach art. He has taught students from preschools to colleges and adult education. His two great loves as an artist are oil painting and photography, but he also excels in pastels, pen-and-ink, charcoal, colored-pencil drawing, and mixed media.
He has shown his work across the United States and is an award-winning artist. Copies of his artwork have been distributed worldwide. He also illustrates children’s books and book covers.
Rick has written for years, eventually publishing Strange Times in Yeehaw Junction and The Walking Bridge. The Darkest Place is his third novel, and he is featured in an anthology of flash fiction: Verve Flash: The Short Road to Big Fiction. Now he also uses his imagination to paint pictures with words.