Richard Dobbs

Richard Dobbs

Richard D. Dobbs, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia and also grew up with Christian parents. He was a dinosaur fan for as long as he can remember and began drawing pictures of the great reptiles at an early age. Richard discovered he had gifts in art and music and desired to spend his life devoting these gifts to God’s glory. While still a young man Richard experienced God’s love and grace and, at the age of 13, was baptized to publicly confess his devotion to Christ.

After high school, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was assigned to Camp Pendleton where he played in the Band. In 1989 he participated in Desert Storm as an M-60 Gunner, providing security detail. In 1991 he showed his personal art portfolio to the Camp Pendleton Art Department and was accepted into their graphics team despite his lack of formal training. After leaving the Marines, Richard earned an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art from Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina.

Richard works as a freelance artist and graphic illustrator. He enjoys fine art projects like portraits, paintings, murals, and book illustrations. Richard lives near Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Carrie and three daughters.

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