Richard Echols was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Richard currently attends University of Memphis, where he is obtaining an MFA in Painting. Mr. Echols has been gifted with the talent of art through drawing, painting, digital design, and photography. Richard aspires to be a professional artist & art professor giving students the opportunity to broaden their minds through artistic expression. Richard believes that the future of the world is in the hands of the youth. One of Mr. Echols favorite quotes is “Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.”- Stephen Sondheim.