Richard John Jenkins passion in life is about making art; big, bold abstract oil paintings, ethereal pastel portraits of people, table top kinetic stabiles and hanging art mobiles.
He loves and has been influenced greatly by the wonderful Russian and German abstract, expressionist, constructionist painters most of all. Popova, Malevich, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Marc, Leger are favorites; and of course amazing Alexander Calder for his incredible kinetic stabiles and mobiles.
Art movements Richard identifies with are: Abstract Expressionism, Bauhaus, Construction-ism, Cubism, Der Blaue Reiter, Futurism and all forms of Kinetic Art.
Another passion of Richards is he LOVES teaching too. He has a long history teaching neon design courses for UCLA Extension in California as well as for the Museum Of Neon Art (MONA) which he co-founded with neon artist Lili Lakich.
He has also taught thousands of people digital art/design and eLearning tools for notable company's and institutions like: the American Film Institute, Corel Inc., Macromedia, Lynda (.com), Adobe, and Blackboard.