Richard A. Kirk was born in Kingston Upon Hull, in 1962. He grew up in Ontario, Canada, where he lives to this day. Richard is an author, illustrator and visual artist. His fiction includes the short fantasy novel THE LOST MACHINE (Radiolaria Studios, 2010), and NECESSARY MONSTERS (Arche Press, Resurrection House, 2o17).
Richard is represented by Martha Millard, at Sterling Lord Literistic.
Richard has illustrated many works by others, such as Clive Barker, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Golden, China Mieville, the rock band Korn and others. He exhibits his personal artwork internationally.
Richard’s visual art is drawn from an interest in the forms and processes of the natural world. He explores these themes through the creation of meticulous drawings, which often depict chimerical creatures and protean landscapes. Metamorphosis is an underlying narrative in all of Richard’s work.