Rick has worked for many years as a professional fundraiser for a number of charities including the NSPCC and Wirral Autistic Society. As an artist and sculptor he began making Liver Birds for the commercial market in 1997 and it was around then that his love affair with Liver Birds began.
His original Liver Bird statues were used extensively by Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Football Club and Merseyside Tourism. He has since exported Liver Birds to 40 different countries.
He has also produced awards for Liverpool Tourism Awards and the Wirral Tourism Awards. Known widely for his animal sculptures, Rick has sold a range of dogs, ‘Dogsbodys’, through the John Lewis chain, and produced limited editions for the Rhodesian Ridgeback Society of Great Britain.
He has created and presented busts to celebrities such as Ken Dodd and Ricky Tomlinson.
In 2001 he was the design artist on the Wall of Fame on Mathew Street which was opened by Lita Roza in April 2001.
More recently Rick has created large scale models of the Liver Bird and the Statue of Liberty for a stage production at the Empire Theatre and in 2007 produced an 8ft statue for the movie “Charlie Noades, RIP.”