Artist Rick Herold began his art career at Academie Julian in Paris, later studying Religious Church Art at Benedictine Monastic University. Herold soon became disillusioned with organized religion and turned to painting erotic nudes.
Herold's self-developed technique is called reverse painting, and is done on clear vinyl with sign-painter's enamel, which bonds with the vinyl to become a permanent and durable surface.
Rick Herold has traveled all over the world, collecting indigenous art for his private collection. He currently lives in North County, San Diego with his life partner.