About Rick Crump
Rick was born in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1944 and traveled throughout Canada and Europe while growing up. A long-time resident of Calgary, Alberta, he was a self-taught artist who enjoyed creating works in oils, acrylics and pastels, as well as his main love: water colours. Rick believed that only by being proficient in all media would he be able to develop further as an artist. Through his entire life, he had a powerful desire to express himself with pictures, selling his first painting at age 13. While working as an oil industry consultant, Rick sought the balance he needed by studying and painting on weekends and holidays.
Rick enjoyed conveying his vision of those special places in the foothills and Rockies where the ever changing weather conditions provide infinite possibilities for new paintings. He was an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and participated in several group shows where he has won awards for his work. Rick Crump passed away in 2014.