Richard "Dickie" McNamee has the privilege of living his younger years on Botany Bay Plantation at Edisto Island where his father was overseer of farming operations. Spending time as a youth in an area of such compelling, natural beauty helped Richard develop a great love of the land, its mysteries and nuances, and love for painting. Richard's inclination to capture this beauty in paintings has been a lifetime pursuit. The opportunity to live in the lowcountry, the beaches and rural Eastern North Carolina give him an abundance of subject matter to interpret in his art work.
Various media and materials are used to convey his work but pen&ink and oil painting provides him the means to show both the detail and expansiveness of his work.
Richard's work and designs have won numerous awards, have been used for promotional items and he has been a popular request for his murals for churches, etc. He has served as a past President of the Charleston Artists Guild and occasionally teaches a class on technique. Richard's main pursuit is preserving most of the essence of the land that he loves.